Internship Opportunity: Vanguard Sports Group

Vanguard Sports Group has opened their internship application for the Spring of 2022 semester (January – May). Internships are available in Football Operations, Brand Operations, Social and Digital Media, and Legal. A description of the internship can be found below: Football Operations: Interns may assist individual agents and/or Director of Operations with day-to-day operations, including […]

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Judge Explains Why Mitchell Robinson’s Former Agent Has Been Left Empty-Handed

Mitchell Robinson’s former NBA agent David Lee fought hard to keep his poaching lawsuit against Raymond Brothers alive, but the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York was not having it. The case that was premised on Brothers inducing Robinson to change agents was dismissed in full and the judge overseeing the […]

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Jill Miller Joins Excel Sports Management

Jill Miller, former Head of People + Culture at H+K Strategies, has formally agreed to join Excel Sports Management as their new Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Miller’s story begins with humble beginnings, graduating with a BA in accounting from George Washington University. From there, she bounced from analytics job to landing her first […]

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Excel Withdraws Lawsuit Against Endeavor And Files Claim With MLBPA

Excel Sports Management has withdrawn its lawsuit against Endeavor from the New York State Supreme Court and will instead bring the case to be adjudicated under the MLBPA arbitral system. In the initial lawsuit, Excel sought injunctive relief and damages from Endeavor for inducing two baseball agents (James Murray IV and Michale Stival) to breach […]

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Athletes First Hires Veteran Agent

Athletes First has hired veteran football agent Sean Kiernan and his colleague, Olivia Green as first announced by Athlete First’s Chief Executive Officer Brian Murphy. Before Kiernan begins his 2nd stint at Athletes First (intern in 2002) he spent the last 7 years at Select Sports Group, representing 100+ high profile NFL players, including First […]

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CAA Acquiring ICM Partners

Creative Artist Agency, CAA, has required ICM Partners, making this the biggest agency business acquisition since WMA and Endeavor. With the newfound partnership, CAA and ICM will dominate the sports representation space.   With CAA acquiring ICM Partners, it will reap the benefits of ICM ‘s former M&A’s as well. Last year, ICM Partners increased […]

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NBPA Announces New Executive Director

The NBPA welcomed the successor to Executive Director Michele Roberts: Tamika Tremaglio. Tremaglio, formerly Managing Principal at Deloitte, has over nine years of experience with the NBPA, acting as an advisor and consultant. Tremaglio holds both an MBA and JD, has fifteen years of experience working with several player associations, led over 14,000 employees in […]

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Excel Sues Endeavor/WME For Poaching Baseball Agents

Massive sports agencies have been brought into battle in the State of New York. On September 14, Excel Sports Management initiated litigation against Endeavor Group Holdings (formerly known as William Morris Endeavor Entertainment — “WME”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary WME Sports, alleging tortious plans and efforts by Endeavor to form a baseball agency by unlawfully […]

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Peter Ariz Promoted To Director of Football Operations Of First Round Management

Peter Ariz has been promoted to Director of Football Operations of First Round Management. With the promotion, the twenty-seven year old is the youngest executive in the company. First Round Management has over 50 employees nationwide on the football and MMA side. Prior to his promotion, Peter was a certified NFLPA Agent, and handled the […]

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Las Vegas Raiders Tight End Darren Waller Signs With New Agency

Since Klutch Sports created its football division in 2019, they have made quite a bit of noise within the industry, hiring prominent agents Damarius Bilbo and Nicole Lynn to lead the division, both of whom brought prominent players with them from their previous agencies. Klutch took another step to making even more noise within the […]