Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/26/2018)

It’s been a long time, but I will be heading to Jacksonville this weekend for the annual Florida vs. Georgia game on “neutral” turf. It could very well be the game that determines who represents the SEC East in the SEC Championship game.  Then, the following weekend, I’ll be heading to New York and be spending roughly five days in the city. The following weekend, I’ll be going to Gainesville for the UF vs. South Carolina game. Lots of travel and hopefully lots of enjoyment.

This week on The Sports Biz:
(1) Widespread Sports Betting Should Add Almost $2 Billion Annually Combined For MLB And NBA;
(2) Job Opening: Ohio State Seeks Athletic Compliance Officer;
(3) Job Opening: Relevent Seeks PR Manager;
(4) NBA And Other Sports Leagues Are 0-6 On Sports Betting Integrity Fees;
(5) New US Lacrosse League Lands NBC Media Rights Deal And Many Venture Capitalists;
(6) This Could Be The Simplest Daily Fantasy Sports Offering To Date;
(7) FanDuel Sued For Ripping Off William Hill Sports Betting Pamphlet;
(8) Cloud9 Is Valued At $310 Million, Making It The Most Valuable Esports Organization;
(9) The Golden Era Isn’t Over: Al Golden Sues University Of Miami;
(10) DraftKings And FanDuel Prevail In Right Of Publicity Case Against Former College Athletes

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.