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Recognizing that sports is big business, Arizona State University has moved to create the next generation of problem solvers for a global industry that Forbes says could soon exceed a trillion dollars annually.

The Downtown Phoenix campus has been particularly active, with high-profile hires that include media professionals, such as Arizona Republic sports columnist Paola Boivin, and sports executives, including former Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig.

The push from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law also includes coursework, with a sports journalism major and a one-year sports law graduate program, which was unique when it was formed in 2014.


The Super Bowl and baseball’s spring training are weeks away and the NBA season is turning toward its second half, giving ASU Now an opportunity to hear from one of the newest faculty members, sports agent Dana Hooper, a shareholder at international multi-practice law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Hooper, who joined the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law last month, is teaching a three-credit class called “Professional Sports Law” in spring 2017. Rawlings outlet Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine every year since 2012, the 2004 ASU grad is a certified athlete’s agent who provides legal representation to sports-oriented individuals and businesses.

She also played soccer in college at the University of California, Berkeley, helping shape her perspective on the multibillion-dollar industry. Fences download She spoke with ASU Now about her experiences in professional sports, what it’s like to be at the negotiation table and about her class.

Answer: Yes. What is pitch perfect 2 rated Sports have always been a big part of my life. Facebook app My father worked for the Phoenix Suns and that in turn also led to an opportunity for me to work for the Suns and Mercury. Jain irrigation ltd I was behind the scenes interacting with the players and working games. Georgia tech softball camp I believe that helped me to develop an approach that was different than the average person. Small garden ideas images I was also a soccer player in college and had the opportunity to work in the athletic department at the University of California, Berkeley. Football schedule From the time I was a young child, I played sports and was exposed to a lot of athletes of several different calibers, and it made me a fan from a unique perspective.

A: I was playing soccer in an adult tournament, and I was placed on a team with some professional players. Baseball usa One of the players was a young woman from England who was getting ready to move to New York because she was offered a professional contract to play there after being with Arsenal since she was a teenager. Roll pitch yaw She said, “I heard you’re an attorney. Ewing irrigation I’m from England, and I don’t know what I’m doing with this contract. Definition of pitch in music I was wondering if you’d consider being my agent?” I told her I wasn’t an agent but would be happy to review her contract. Basketball positions for dummies I knew soccer and I knew the law, so I was happy to help her. Lattice energy of mgo I asked her to allow me to represent her pro bono because I had never done this type of work before and wanted to navigate the waters and be open about that. Facebook logo png She also had a teammate who needed the same help.

From there, I visited them in New York to figure out what their lives were like, where they lived, what kind of challenges they faced, what their training was like. Dripping springs isd I met the owners of the team, the president, the coaches, and I then took the team out to dinner and got to know them as individual human beings. Driveway gravel cost per ton From there, it started snowballing and people were contacting me, asking me if I’d represent them. Pitch music definition That’s really how it started.

Q: One of the biggest finds in a new biography about a large Hollywood agency is that revenue from their sports division now dwarfs their film and television divisions. Masonry definition When, in your opinion, did this paradigm shift take place?

A: I think it took place about 10 years ago when sports and entertainment started melding together from a business perspective. Fantasy baseball waiver wire It became prominent when athletes and agents started recognizing if they somehow get into mainstream television and media spots, that could be very lucrative. Front yard design The agencies have done a good job focusing and capitalizing on athletes who have marketability and getting them into the entertainment space. Uga softball camp That’s great because my sports practice has been able to cross over with the robust entertainment practice at my firm.

A: Twenty years ago I wasn’t in the business, so I couldn’t really opine as to my specific knowledge base of that time period. Garden of words But I can tell you when I was working with the Phoenix Suns years ago, the agent was not as visible or prominent. What is pitch in english Nobody knew who the agents were. How to install chain link fence gate Their names weren’t on the ticker, and social media did not exist. Landscaper definition The profession 20 years ago was a very behind-the-scenes concept, but now you do know the big names of the NFL and NBA agents. Trellis definition If you land one or two big names — a LeBron James or a Larry Fitzgerald — your name is also known as their agent. Garden of eden maui That can be both good and bad. Landscape design online If you’re doing what you need to be doing for your client, it should be done behind the scenes in my opinion. Mono pitched roof construction details To me, it’s all about the athlete.

A: I do. Front yard landscaping images I need for it to be a team effort, and I have to be on the same page as my athletes. Pitching a tent I don’t take on every athlete that comes to me. Francesca battistelli beautiful beautiful lyrics I have to be very careful and vet them like they have to vet me. Football field size I look at it as we’re both hiring each other. Landscape photography It’s not just about business but about the relationship that you’re going to have with your athlete. Ncaa basketball tournament live stream I can’t have someone on the other end who is not responsible, or is not professional, or dishonest to me.

A: There are a lot of factors involved — the individual athlete’s experience, their position — a point guard is likely not going to compare well to a center in terms of monetary value. Landscape architecture magazine Positions matter. Outdoor research Their performance matters. Online football games multiplayer If somebody is a rookie, for example, there are certain parameters that each league has. Fantasy baseball rankings 2016 There’s minimums and maximums.

There’s also a salary cap, which is different for each league and different for each gender. D fence commercial Sometimes a prominent athlete is willing to take less if they are going back to their hometown. Football season quotes Or maybe there wasn’t salary-cap room for a player, but they’ve always wanted to play for a certain coach. Landscape architect salary Or it could be a trade and a team can’t go past their salary cap and you’ve got to figure something out. Baseball pitch slider Some deals are struck very quickly while others take months and months and months to iron out. Pitch definition physics There are a lot of different factors.

My motto is if I’m not a little bit embarrassed about what to ask for then it’s too low. Fabric outlet near me But you don’t want to be so outlandish that they don’t take you seriously. Baseball fantasy It’s a juggling act.

A: Everybody’s approach is different, but my approach is, “You’re about to become teammates with this athlete. Small garden design ideas photos So if we enter into this negotiation in a negative manner, it is not going to go well.” I prefer to enter into negotiations in a very businesslike yet friendly approach if possible. Football games on tv today Now, that doesn’t mean that this approach may need to turn on its head because it has. High pitch eric twitter It can go awry if the athlete is being mistreated or if the ownership is stonewalling the athlete. Footballgamesonly There have been situations where the athlete has been retaliated against, and you have to be able to manage all of those things that come with it.

For the most part I have very good relationships with the teams I negotiate against, but there’s always going to be that rub. Dripping springs tx You’re supposed to negotiate against somebody, but then you’re all supposed to hug in the end and love each other and be on the same team. Wading It’s a very bizarre situation.

A: The class I’m teaching is “Professional Sports Law,” and it will have a variety of different angles. Little league pitching rules It’ll cover anything from intellectual property to what it means to be an agent to gender and race issues in professional sports. Pitch roll yaw definition I will try to approach it in a practical way. What is irrigation water Students who will take this class will either be interested in the law, business or both environments.

I would like for them to be reading the text and the materials and discussing it from more of a practical perspective. Wooden gate designs pictures It doesn’t mean there’s not that academic flow throughout the class, but I want students to move away from frantically reading the assignments because they’re afraid they’re going to get called on from a case in 1983. Lattice method for multiplication I want it to be more about, “Gee, I read this case from 1983 — how could this help me in what I do whatever branch of the law I choose to represent?” I want them to be able to sock that away in their tool kit and pull it out when they become a practitioner of some sort. Softball names I want students to be able to use this information in their practical, everyday lives after they graduate and move into the “real world.”

There have even been talks about collaborating with other Arizona universities’ makerspaces on a once-a-week workshop focused on the creative work of self-identified women, trans and femme makers.

“They’re really trying to make it an inclusive space for all communities,” Lewis added, “and if you can get the most diverse amount of people in one space, what can come out of that can be very interesting.”

Working together is not only encouraged but vital to the maker movement. Wild pitch records And it’s not just the students who are doing it. Slow pitch softball batting cages ASU Libraries officials often have video chat sessions with UofA and NAU makerspace personnel regarding best practices.

“We’re not in competition with them,” ASU Libraries chief technology officer Steve Tanner said. Hardscape “We visit with them, we learn from them and vice versa. Definition of pitch It’s very much a collaborative spirit amongst the maker community.”

“The mkrservices give faculty the opportunity to assign invention and creativity” instead of the usual papers and speeches, digital services librarian Wes Edens said. Elevator pitch definition “Students can actually be assigned to express themselves a little bit more.”

In celebration of the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead, a professor brought students to the mkrspace to create 3-D prints of sugar skulls. Fastest pitch in baseball Another professor had students use the book scanner and vinyl cutter to scan original sketches onto vinyl.

The third-floor mkrstudio is very popular with professors as well, who, Edens said, have used it to allow their students to compete in video case competitions and to record lectures for online courses, among other things.

Though there may be a learning curve for some, library officials have faith that students can help professors get more involved. Fantasy sports websites Even so, they’re happy to meet with faculty to show them everything the mkrservices can add to their curriculum. Garden state parkway rest stops Recently, they met with some life sciences professors to show them some sample lesson plans and demonstrate how they could create 3-D models of DNA and proteins that could be passed around in class.

On a recent Thursday, assistant professor Monica De La Torre brought her Latina/o media and pop culture class to the mkrspace for an assignment that required them to create a product based on the class’ theme. New york yankees spring training 2016 She hoped using the space would get students to embrace their creative sides.

“I’ve got so many ideas now,” she said. Garden design free software One is to create a Latina/o-themed garment using the sewing machine. Baseball games today scores “I was going to pay to take sewing lessons, but now I can just come here.

“I think I’m going to be using this space for a lot of other things, too. Gravel driveway cost per square metre I was just talking to my friend about expanding our work skills, and this space allows you to get experience in all those little areas you never thought about before.”

“It’s an opportunity for students to succeed in new ways,” Tanner said. Fantasy basketball keeper rankings “They get the chance to try something that’s way outside their wheelhouse, something they’ve never even thought of trying before, and they do it, and they find that they do it well.”

“It really goes to the heart of student satisfaction, student success,” Edens said. How to pitch “The happier they are with their learning, the more joy that is brought into their learning process, the more successful they’re going to be. Ncaa college baseball scores And I think the makerspaces are key to that.”

Top photo: Junior Allan Garry (left), an aerospace engineering major, adjusts settings on a 3-D printer in Hayden Library’s second-floor mrkspace. Uga softball roster This mkrspace was founded last spring and is under the direction of project coordinator Joel Smalley (right). Auburn softball complex Photo by Anya Magnuson/ASU Now

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