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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (3/2/2011)

This Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up is coming to you from Chicago, Illinois (specifically the DePaul Sports Law Symposium), where I will be speaking on specifically on Grants-in-aid & IRS tax code implications for the NCAA.  This is a new subject for me, but one that I certainly enjoyed researching.  DePaul has offered to take my speech and turn it into a manuscript that will be published in its Sports Law Journal.  How about the Orthodox Jewish day school that can’t play in the Texas basketball state semifinals?  The school’s appeal to change the game to a date and time that doesn’t fall on Shabbat was rejected.  I don’t think that would fly in South Florida.  And it won’t fly in Texas, either.  The school has been granted a restraining order.  Here are some stories I missed over the past week:


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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.