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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/22/2014)

College football is a week away.  The NFL is not far behind.  I had my draft in one of the two fantasy leagues I participate in last night.  You can just smell and taste football at this point.  However, I must admit that this season of Hard Knocks does not have me as enthused as years’ past.  Last week in Detroit was a success moderating a panel for Team Penske that included the President and Chief Operating Officer of NASCAR.  Off to Dallas next Labor Day weekend for a wedding.  This week on FORBES: (1) Major Auto Manufacturers Applaud NASCAR Business Council At 10th Anniversary Meeting; (2) Golfscape Sheds Beta Tag On Its Luxury Golf Travel Concierge Service; (3) POINT 3 Basketball Granted Patent On Moisture Control Technology; (4) Start-up Sports Agency Stealth SME Hires Former IMG Executive Rob Ponger; and (5) Sports Social Media Network Fancred Completes $3 Million Financing Round.  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:



Sports Business

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.