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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sports Business

Hakeem Nicks signs with Roc Nation Sports

Roc Nation Sports added another talented athlete to its growing list on Thursday, as the agency announced that it has signed New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. Victor Cruz, Nicks’ teammate, was one of the first big names to sign with Jay-Z’s agency last year. Like Cruz, Nicks will be represented by both Roc…Read More

Marshawn Lynch signs endorsement deal with Skittles

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been providing Skittles with millions of dollars in free publicity for years. In 2011, cameras captured Lynch eating Skittles on the sideline after he scored a touchdown. The tradition apparently started when his mother would give him Skittles after he scored touchdowns when he was younger. Since Lynch…Read More

CC Sabathia signs with Jay-Z’s sports agency

CC Sabathia is now a part of “La Familia.” The New York Yankees ace has signed with Jay-Z’s sports agency — Roc Nation Sports — both parties announced via Twitter on Thursday night: Welcome @CC_Sabathia to the @RocNation family! #RocNationSports pic.twitter.com/UIhtsdbOKe — Roc Nation (@RocNation) January 17, 2014 #RocNationSports La Familia pic.twitter.com/DvFKr3PpN7 — CC Sabathia…Read More

Notre Dame switching from adidas to Under Armour

Notre Dame is switching equipment brands from adidas to Under Armour for all its sports teams, according to a report. The Fighting Irish decided to shop around after its 10-year deal with adidas expired, and the change will happen at the end of the school year, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell. Notre Dame first struck…Read More

Johnny Manziel reportedly picks agent, will have Maverick Carter do his marketing

Johnny Manziel hasn’t officially declared for the NFL draft yet, but he reportedly has picked his representation. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Manziel has chosen Houston-based Select Sports Group to represent him for his contract talks. He also has picked LRMR, which is the firm run by LeBron James’ business partner, Maverick Carter, for his…Read More

Under Armour stands by ‘Duck Dynasty’

Sports apparel company Under Armour distanced themselves from the controversial comments made by Phil Robertson, but it is standing by popular A&E show “Duck Dynasty.” In an interview with GQ, Robertson, who is the patriarch of the family featured on the hit show, slammed homosexuality. “It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a…Read More

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