Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/30/2018)

Shabbat Shalom and a Happy Easter/Happy Passover to all readers. I posted a quick LinkedIn article this week that explains a little bit of background on how/when this website began. I’m off to the 2018 Miami  Open Tournament today to catch some tennis. Enjoying the Miami Heat’s recent success and who knows, maybe an upset is coming in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Also always get excited about baseball’s return, which starts to fade away as the very long season progresses. It would be nice to see the Marlins be at least a little competitive; maybe that will cause me to maintain more interest throughout the regular season as opposed to the past.

This week on Forbes:
(1) West Virginia Has Become A Main Battleground For Sports Betting;
(2) Here Comes The Judge To Decide A Trademark Dispute Concerning The Yankees Slugger;
(3) Turtle Wax Expands On Existing Esports Partnerships;
(4) Budweiser Kicking Off The 2018 Season With New Beechwood Bats

This week on Inc.:
(1) This Harvard Business School Graduate Leads the Biggest Martial Arts Organization;
(2) The Change Agent Who Has What It Takes to Influence Athletes in Protecting Their Futures;
(3) The Big Idea for These Sports Marketers Is to Create a New Brand of Pillows;
(4) New Project Wants to Make It Simple to Invest in Professional Athletes;
(5) Saucony Says: Never Underestimate the Power of a Donut

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:



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.