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Coaching Contracts: Should Athletics Trump Academics?

Dr. Matt Wilson | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Dr. Matt Wilson

What if a coach's potential athletic incentives were tied to the team's APR or graduation rate benchmarks?

From Lawyer to Commissioner: Insight From The National Lacrosse League Boss

The Legal Blitz | Posted 03.11.2014 | Sports
The Legal Blitz

In 1986, the NLL launched and George Daniel was grinding out his first year at Temple Law School. At no point did he ever imagine that he would find himself at the helm of one of the most popular professional indoor sports in the world.

Lacrosse Entrepreneur Seeks to Kick Start Video Game Industry

The Legal Blitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
The Legal Blitz

Despite its severance with the NCAA, EA Sports is still on pace to break $4 billion in revenue this year. Yet while EA dominates the sports market, it has failed to appreciate the popularity of one the world's fastest growing sports -- lacrosse.

Change Is Happening for Women in the Sport Industry

Sanyin Siang | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Sanyin Siang

Many of us love sports. So, with the attention on women's leadership and advancement, I thought I'd focus on how this issue plays out in the traditionally male-dominated sport industry.

Why Investment Dollars Are Pouring Into Sports

Kai Sato | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business
Kai Sato

With the NFL season now underway, the nation's highest revenue generating sport has resumed center stage.

LOOK: Sports Team For Sale On Craigslist

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

Looking to buy a sports team? Try perusing Craigslist. Cedar Rapids Titans co-owner Jim Polaski posted an ad on the online marketplace announcing t...

Life After Sports -- An Insider's Look at Athletes and Their Finances

Mark Doman | Posted 01.08.2013 | Sports
Mark Doman

Almost every day, I receive a phone call from one of my professional athlete clients, who have a cousin, parent, or friend from high school in need of financial assistance, believing that this athlete has an opportunity, or an obligation, to support them with whatever is needed financially.

ESPN Brings Back Big Name (On Twitter)

Posted 06.21.2012 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing The world's best known sports tweeter is indeed headed back to ESPN. CNBC's Darren Rovell, who worked at ESPN prio...

Youth Baseball Costs Aren't Playing Around

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.25.2012 | Money

Fran Dicari, father of three, spent $11,704 on his brood's athletic endeavors in 2011. Dicari's shopping list would dent a lot of family budgets: N...

NBA Owners Thinking Of Doing What?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

The world's biggest soccer teams already plaster sponsor logos on game jerseys. So why not NBA teams? NBA owners are weighing just that, reports sa...

Are Europe and North America Losing the Game of Sport?

Simon Chadwick | Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports
Simon Chadwick

There is already ample evidence that Asian sport is on the move: from investments in clubs and teams, through to successful bids for sporting mega-events.

Ron Dicker

Super Bowl: Patriots Fans Aren't Buying It

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

Where are the New England Patriots fans? Instead of gobbling up seats Monday for the Super Bowl, they were virtual-no shows on the ticket market. T...

Ron Dicker

BCS Title Game Produces Record Ticket Prices

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.06.2012 | Business

Monday's Bowl Championship Series title game between LSU and Alabama is already a blockbuster -- in ticket sales. StubHub, the ticket-resale site, rep...

Ron Dicker

Coaches Rout Professors In Salary Game

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

Newly hired Urban Meyer will earn $4 million a year as Ohio State's football coach. The average college professor earns $81,491. Higher learning is...

Ron Dicker

New Push To Legalize Sports Betting Could Pay Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

New Jersey State Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D) apparently likes to bet on the underdog. He compares his fight to legalize sports-wagering to David and Goli...

Ron Dicker

Loan Ranger Rides To Rescue For Locked-Out NBA Players

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.24.2011 | Business

After locked-out NBA players missed what would have been their first paychecks last week -- an average of $425,000 -- a Beverly Hills financial firm a...

Report: Mark Cuban To Publish E-book

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 11.21.2011 | Books

-- Internet billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will publish a 30,000-word "e-book" focused on business and success, according to The W...

Sex-Scandalized Soccer Superstar Gets Major Snub

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LONDON — Coca-Cola will no longer use Wayne Rooney's image on cans and bottles following allegations over the English forward's private life. F...

Oh, Henry!

Arn Tellem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Arn Tellem

In June, the Memphis Grizzlies made my client, Xavier Henry, the 12th pick of the draft. But the team wasn't willing to guarantee the maximum, which this season amounted to about approximately two million.

Baseball Legend Nolan Ryan Beats Mark Cuban In Auction For Rangers

AP | ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Texas Rangers got approval Thursday to exit federal bankruptcy protection, an anticlimactic end to one of the most conte...

My Breakfast with the NFLPA

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Hollander

Recently, Assistant executive director of external affairs for NFLPA George Atallah and I got to know each other. Then the affable union spokesman went on the record with me for 5 questions.

Head-Shaving Brand Eschews Dead Relative Voiceover Trend in Sports Marketing

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Hollander

Do these guys understand the risks of using only living beings to sell their products while others are diving headfirst into twitter-licious, set-the-blogosphere-on-fire afterlife marketing?

David Stern: NBA Losses Could Reach $400 Million

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

DALLAS — David Stern said Saturday the NBA is projecting league-wide losses of about $400 million this season and has lost hundreds of millions ...

The Iverson Gap: Why Valuing Players Is Even Harder Than You Think

David Roher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Roher

The truth is that the traditional currency of a player's value, the win, is fairly unimportant.

Sports Business Most Influential

Sports Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Much like the industry itself, our ranking of the 50 most influential people in sports business evolves constantly. It's the nature of such lists, wha...