Apr
    19

    Len Brown, Chief Legal Officer of PGA TOUR Inc., Owes Success to Perseverance and Faith

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    The following is a guest contribution from Robert DiMarco.  Robert is a former Division I (FCS) fullback for Jacksonville University Dolphins football.  He majored in political science and minored English and writing, and is an aspiring law school student and  sport attorney.  Robert currently serves as an Adjunct Instructor for Indian River State College tutoring student…
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    Apr
    18

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/18/2014)

    Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps (pictured) remains relevant and recognizable outside of the Olympics due in large part to his longtime agent, Peter Carlisle. Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

    Now is as great a time as ever to send a thanks to Full Sail University, which has been a loyal partner of Sports Agent Blog for many years.  Be sure to check out Full Sail’s sports-related course offerings and see if anything interests you or those you know. Finally a week without travel, but unfortunately also a week…
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    Apr
    17

    NCAA General Counsel Discusses State Of College Sports During Notre Dame Panel

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    The following guest contribution was written by Jonathan Gordon, a junior at the University of Notre Dame with plans of attending law school. The founder of Sports Analytics Blog, Jonathan invites you to connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Wednesday evening, the University of Notre Dame hosted a panel on the “relationship between academics and athletics.” The panel titled, “For…
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    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

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    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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