Apr
    17

    Oklahoma’s Cameron Clark Sign With Basketball Agents Mike Silverman And Brandon Grier

    Oklahoma Sooners forward Cameron Clark (21) reacts in the first half of a men's college basketball game during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament against the North Dakota State Bison at Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

    Last week, NBPA Certified Contract Advisors, Mike Silverman and Brandon Grier, signed Michigan State point guard Keith Appling.  The duo did not waste time in signing another NBA draft prospect in Oklahoma University guard/forward, Cameron Clark. The Sherman, Texas native finished the 2013-14 campaign averaging 15.6 PPG, 5.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists while shooting 43%…
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    Apr
    16

    A Review Of Roc Nation’s Recent Past Working With Robinson Cano

    Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) hits a sacrifice fly during the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Seattle won 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

    “Scott Boras, you over baby. Robinson Cano, you coming with me.” Those are lyrics rapped in Jay Z’s song “Crown” from his album, Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail. Indeed, Jay Z backed his lyrics, signing Robinson Cano as his first major client in 2013. After the signing, Boras mocked Jay Z’s Roc Nation…
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    Apr
    15

    MMA: Tweet Right And Get Paid

    Dana White

    Over the past few years it has become apparent that social media will play an important role in the MMA community. Everyday people are passed over on jobs because their prospective employer searched their Facebook profile and found an inappropriate picture, post, or anything that may be considered a “red flag.”  However, social media can…
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    Apr
    14

    Arizona State Becomes Innovator, Establishing Sports Law And Business Program

    Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

    Arizona State University (ASU) is taking the plunge to become an innovator in the sports law field. Last week, it announced a new program that will allow students to focus on the difficult legal and business issues that sport executives face on and off the field. There are many ethical and legal dilemmas that executives…
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    Apr
    12

    Huge Loss For IMG As Marketing Agent Alan Zucker Joins Excel Sports

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    After signing a multi-year extension with IMG in 2011, marketing agent Alan Zucker left the agency for Excel Sports earlier this week. Zucker now joins a few former IMG employees at Excel, including sports agents Jeff Schwartz, Casey Close, and Mark Steinberg.  He currently serves as the marketing agent for a number of athletes including…
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    Apr
    11

    5 Questions With Opendorse CEO Blake Lawrence

    Marketplace 2

    Blake Lawrence is co-founder and CEO of opendorse, an online platform that connects companies with athletes. I had an opportunity recently to talk to him about the company, and how he got his start in the industry. How did you get into the industry? I’ve been around sports my entire life. I joined the Nebraska…
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    Apr
    11

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/11/2014)

    Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) reacts to a fourth-quarter interception against the Duke Blue Devils in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

    It has been one wild week between signing up new clientele, completing major projects on strict deadlines, crossing The Masters off of my bucket list and returning to the University of Florida last weekend to serve as a Keynote Speaker at its Sports Law Symposium (video of the event is on YouTube).  Today I am…
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    Apr
    10

    What To Do If You’re Not Interning In Sports This Summer

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    Not interning in the sports industry this summer? Don’t worry, your hopes of having a career in sports should not diminish. Instead, figure out what you’re doing wrong. Here are some steps to follow, during the year, that should hopefully lead to some type internship or employment next time around: 1. Attend as many Symposiums and…
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    Apr
    09

    Group Of 2014 NBA Prospects Pick Their Sports Agents

    Cincinnati Bearcats guard Sean Kilpatrick (23) addresses the media in a press conference during practice before the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

    Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo has unfortunately lost his dynamic backcourt of Gary Harris and Keith Appling, according to Darren Heitner of Sports Agent Blog. Heitner tweeted last week that Harris will likely sign with Aaron Mintz of Creative Artists Agency.  Harris is slated to go to the Orlando Magic at No. 15…
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    Apr
    08

    Golf Agent Steve Loy Sets Standard For Long-Term Success

    Phil Mickelson tees off from the 5th hole during the final round of the WGC - Cadillac Championship golf tournament at TPC Blue Monster at Trump National Doral. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

    Steve Loy is a golf agent that has quietly had one of the most successful careers in any major sport. Loy got his start in the golf business as Arizona State University’s head golf coach, winning an NCAA championship in 1990 and coaching Phil Mickelson. After Mickelson turned pro in 1992 Loy became Mickelson’s agent.…
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