Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (10/22/2010)
I am up in Jupiter, FL for the the next two days meeting with some of the best high school baseball players on this continent. Every year, scouts, agents, coaches, etc. come to Jupiter to attend the World Wood Bat Association fall championship. Heavy dose of football in today’s Friday Wrap-Up, but with all the agent news surrounding the sport lately, coupled with the end of the baseball season and pre-season basketball, there is not much else to discuss. We changed the design at Sports Agent Blog just a bit. Please let us know if you like the slightly new layout. Here are some stories I missed over the past week:
- He thinks it’s the smaller agents, more than the big agencies, paying players to compete [R. Jay Soward Says Players Taking Money From Agents is Super-Prevalent].
- Peter Schaffer proposes that schools create a class for all athletes going pro [Henderson: Right or wrong, agent Luchs raises questions]
- The idea can’t hurt, but I doubt it will do much [Colleges can address agent problem by not giving them sideline passes to games].
- This could be more effective, but much less likely to ever be adopted [League could fine players involved in NCAA violations].
- Spiller says that he does not care that his agent’s name is continually being brought up [C.J. Spiller defends agent Gary Wichard].
- Brian Bosworth and Stephen Alexander claim the ex-coach was the conduit for their relationship with Wichard [OU players: Blake introduced agent].
- A few more names to add to the list: Todd Stewart, Corey Coleman, and K.J. Hughes [Sources: Probe explores ‘runners’].
- Just because it has been happening for a long time means it should be accepted practice? [College football, agents go way back]