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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (1/13/2012)

This week, the NCAA hosted its annual Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics.  Jason Belzer and I created a presentation, which took a deep look at the implications of academic reform, as well as the newly instituted standards and other proposed changes.  In analyzing statistical data associated with Academic Progress Rates (APR), we came to a clear determination that if APR standards are raised, there will be a distinguishable disparate impact amongst certain member institutions as compared to the majority of others.  I must thank Jason for presenting for the both of us in Indianapolis.  Jason and I were also covered in the SportsBusiness Journal article, Agent searches increasingly move to campus, which talked about our fairly new consulting company, Collegiate Sports Advisors.  Separately, Kristi Dosh, who covers sports business for ESPN, hosted an article I wrote about sports business conferences (specifically the arbitration competition at Tulane and the Ivy Sports Symposium).  Here are some stories I failed to cover over the past week:



By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.