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Ravens’ RB Ray Rice Invests For The Future With Sports Business Decision

Ray Rice knows he won’t be receiving a paycheck for playing in the NFL for forever. And he sure doesn’t want to ever go broke. So, what has the current Baltimore Ravens running back done to put himself in the best position possible financially once his playing days are over? The two-time Pro Bowler recently…

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Jobs In Sports Entertainment: How To Land Your Dream Job In Sports

The sports and entertainment worlds are quickly converging into a well-popularized industry that has become one of the most sought after niches in sports. Underneath the glitz and glam of jobs in sports entertainment, though, there’s an underlying business world. Whether you want to be the next Jerry Maguire, work in Event Production at the…

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How I Landed My Dream Sports Internship

A lot of materials, opinions, and publications exist regarding how to get a job in sports.  However, most of them are not geared towards law students or lawyers.  From my experience, law students are ambitious and often have a passion to work in sports. With legal positions in sports being so limited, it is extremely difficult…

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The Top 18 Sports Blogs To Help You Land A Job In Sports

To get into the “conversation” in the sports business industry you need to be current, full of information, new ideas, and trends – which will help you add value to the organizations you are seeking to join. The blogs below are all written by experienced professionals in the sports business industry. So, go ahead and become familiar…

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Top Sports Business Professionals To Follow On Twitter

With the world in a constant state of upheaval these days, sports business is not exempt. Below are the sports business leaders who can bring clarity to the topsy turvy landscape. Sports Business Professionals:  Tweet Leaders 1.  Darren Rovell When you have read an article called “My 13 Golden Rules of Twitter,” written by someone…

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Top Sports Business Resources of 2010

Earlier this week, we had a vote for the top sports social media professional of 2010, and it garnered over 2000 votes. As voting wraps up today, we’ve decided to another one for the top sports business online resources of 2010. We’ve narrowed it down to these links, but if there’s one we’ve missed, let…

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Tim Tebow’s Marketing Potential

I am tired of hearing “football experts” opinion that Tim Tebow does not have the make-up to be an NFL quarterback.  “He’s too heavy.” “He starts his throwing motion too close to the ground.” “He takes too long to release the ball.” “He does not find the open receiver.” “His build is more suited for…

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How to Network at a Sports Symposium

We are about to enter Sports Symposium season.  This Friday is the granddaddy of them all: The Princeton Sports Symposium.  Amongst the panelists are former Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox general manager Roland Hemond, Sports Illustrated senior writer Tom Verducci, President of Ponturo Management and chairman of the Leverage Agency sports marketing firm Tony…

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Should Sports Agents Network With Their Competition?

“If you’re an agent, don’t be friends with other agents.”   It should not come as a surprise that the agent who wrote the statement above is one of only a very few in my industry that I do not get along with.  He attempts to steal clients from other companies, talks down on his…

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Keep it Personal or Get Down to Business?

 There are not enough hours in the day to successfully manage a plethora of social media profiles.  The bottom line is that you need to make money.  Social networking sites will help you build a strong network of contacts, but you still must devote a large portion of your business day to selling and perfecting the actual…

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Endorsements 2 Point 0

Most amateur athletes have recurring dreams about that future big payday. They assume that the money will start pouring in once they sign a contract with a professional organization in a large American sports league. For many, that day never comes. For those who do “go pro” they will quickly realize that the first contract…

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