Driving down to South Florida today. I will be spending the weekend with my family before traveling back to Gainesville on Monday. En route to Gainesville, I’ll be stopping off at Barry University School of Law to give a guest speech to their student body. If you are in Orlando, come stop by. The discussion will begin at noon. I am excited to announce that I have accepted an offer from the Dartmouth Law Journal to publish a piece I recently wrote titled, “Duties of Sports Agents to Athletes and Statutory Regulation Thereof.” Once it is published, I promise to provide a link to everybody on this site. I am glad to know that my school has the #1 recruiting class in the nation (for baseball). Everyone thinks about UF has a powerhouse for football and basketball, but we also have a top notch baseball program. Here are some stories I missed over the past week:
- Some interesting ideas include: increase scholarships, bring back the one-time transfer rule, make a switch to wooden bats, and push the MLB Draft to after the CWS [College baseball still needs major changes].
- Big ATL agents (France – football and Abbott – baseball) will be in attendance [First Ever Brian McCann Celebrity Softball Game Set for 11/13].
- Quite a line from Boras: “If stem-cell research were around, you’d want to tap into that gene pool.” [Scott Boras is making pitch for Johnny Damon’s free agency this winter]
- The Arizona Fall League has produced a lot of very successful Major League players [Scout’s Diary: AFL Still A Great Secret].
- Surprised that Antonio Gates is not in the top 10 paid TEs? [Under the Cap: Top Ten Tight Ends]
- I also hate the uniforms, but glad to see that NFL execs are taking a peek at the talent [Don’t discount the UFL].
- Josh Morgan seems to be taking the news pretty well [Report: Crabtree likely to start for 49ers].
- Former sports agent, Alonzo “Lon” Monk, was up to some shady business [Ex-Blagojevich aide pleads guilty to corruption].