IIT Chicago-Kent to participate in the 2015 National Baseball Arbitration Competition

Friday, January 23, 2015
 Anthony Bonagura '16, Mark Reel '17 and Steve Gross '16 will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2015 National Baseball Arbitration Competition.
From left: Anthony Bonagura '16, Mark Reel '17 and Steve Gross '16 will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2015 National Baseball Arbitration Competition.

IIT Chicago-Kent students Anthony Bonagura '16, Steve Gross '16 and Mark Reel '17 will represent the law school in the 2015 National Baseball Arbitration Competition January 28 to 30 at Tulane University in New Orleans.

The competition, sponsored by Tulane Law School's Sports Law Society, is a simulated salary arbitration competition modeled closely on the procedures used by Major League Baseball (MLB). IIT Chicago-Kent is one of approximately 40 law school teams from the United States and Canada participating in this year's tournament, which will be judged by a wide range of MLB executives, attorneys, sports journalists and agents.

This marks the third consecutive year in which teams from IIT Chicago-Kent have competed. The law school finished second in 2014 and third in 2013.

Current team member Anthony Bonagura is a second-year student who graduated from Hartwick College with a double major in political science and history. Teammate Steve Gross, also a second-year student, graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in marketing management. (Gross was a member of the 2014 IIT Chicago-Kent team that reached the finals.) Teammate Mark Reel is a first-year student who earned a bachelor's degree in sport marketing and management from Indiana University and a master's degree in sports administration from Valparaiso University.

Founded in 1888, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, a private, technology-focused, research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.

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