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The Ambiguous World of Advising in Amateur Sports

An amateur athlete, by definition, is an athlete who meets the eligibility standards established by the national governing body for the sport in which the athlete competes. Most amateur athletes with professional aspirations are governed by the NCAA. Eligibility standards apply to both current and prospective NCAA athletes. In the all-exposing era of social media, […]

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Orioles Sign First Overall Pick Adley Rutschman to Record $8.1 Million Signing Bonus

Rutschman topped Astros’ Pitcher Gerrit Cole by $100,000 to claim the new record in signing bonus money. Cole had received $8 million from the Pittsburgh Pirates when he was drafted with the 1st overall pick in 2011. Both players are deserving; Rutschman leaves Oregon State as one of the best catching prospects in MLB Draft […]

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Kings Hire Joe Dumars In Advisory Role

Hall of Fame Guard Joe Dumars will once again play a role in shaping the NBA as he joins the front office of the Sacramento Kings. Dumars has already proven himself worthy as both a player and executive. He played the entirety of his 14-year NBA career with Detroit, winning two championships. He then went […]

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RJ Barrett Links with Panini America for First Professional Partnership

BDA Sports Management cites “fit” as one of the most essential factors in selecting marketing opportunities for their clients. Their goal is to forge sustainable relationships where the vision of both the athlete and brand align. When top NBA draft prospect and client RJ Barrett, and trading card company Panini America each expressed what they […]

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Mixed Bag Offseason for NFL Agent Damarius Bilbo

Athletes are not the only ones who feel the emotions that accompany wins and losses on and off the field. NFL agent Damarius Bilbo has experienced the highs and lows of the fickle representation industry all in the span of a few months. Bilbo negotiated a contract extension for his client, Xavien Howard, with the […]

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From Draft Day to Pay Day

Productive NFL players and their agents beam at the thought of contract negotiations. When players become free agents, they are faced with a unique opportunity to sign life-changing deals. Agents do their job in ensuring these players get the best possible contracts. There are many details and clauses in an NFL contract that an agent […]

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Roc Nation Signs Arizona State Forward Zylan Cheatham

“We ain’t done yet!” exclaims the agency that has recently locked up the likes of Tyus Battle and PJ Washington as well. This time they dip into the PAC-12 with Zylan Cheatham. Cheatham averaged 12.1 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and shot 53.4% from the field this past season. He earned All-PAC-12 First Team and […]

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Deadline Day for Wilson and Seattle

Russell Wilson has made it abundantly clear that he expects a new long term contract done by the end of today, April 15th. It is not typical to see an athlete hold such leverage in setting a deadline for action; this is no typical athlete. Wilson is the Seattle Seahawks’ all-time leader in wins and […]