Dec
16

Wolverines QB Devin Gardner Signs With Yee And Dubin Sports

Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer and Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner (98) shake hands after the game at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 42-28. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

It’s officially the end of the college football regular season, and that means student-athletes have begun signing with NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors in hopes of one day making a 53-man NFL roster. University of Michigan football quarterback, Devin Gardner, has signed with Yee and Dubin Sports, according to The Detroit News and Michigan beat writer,…
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Dec
15

Phoenix Suns PG Isaiah Thomas Fires Agency ASM Sports

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According to SportsAgentBlog.com’s Founder, Darren Heitner, Phoenix Suns point guard Isaiah Thomas has fired his agency, ASM Sports.  The Tacoma, Washington native was represented by the Founder and President of ASM, Andy Miller. As Heitner reported, Thomas recently fired Miller and ASM for personal and professional reasons; he will hire a new agent before the…
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Dec
09

Six Questions With Steve Ruff, Executive Director Of Action Sports And Olympics At Wasserman

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Steve Ruff is currently the Executive Director of Action Sports And Olympics with Wasserman Media Group, one of the world’s most well-known sports agencies.  A former snowboarder himself, Ruff actually never graduated from college.  Instead, he dove right into business as a late teenager and quickly gained real-world experiences in marketing, sponsorships and brand management.  He…
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Dec
08

Lagardère Unlimited Announces Plans For Monthly Sports Business Show

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Lagardère Unlimited and Universal Sports Network, a multi-platform media destination for Olympic-related sports programming, recently partnered to create the new TV series, Beyond the Medals – The Business of Sport. The 18-episode series will be hosted by Rick Horrow, Chairman of Horrow Sports Ventures.  It will debut on Wed., Jan. 21 at 7:30pm EST and…
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Dec
03

Following Acquisition By William Morris, IMG Cutting 3% Of Its Worldwide Staff

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Six months after the global conglomerate, IMG, was acquired by William Morris Endeavor, it’s now planning to cut 100 employees from its staff across the globe.  WME staff won’t be affected while the layoffs to IMG will span all of its divisions. According to Variety, “Those in business, administrative and financial jobs that are redundant…
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Dec
01

On To The Next One: Perrish Cox

Seattle Seahawks tight end Tony Moeaki (88) is defended by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Perrish Cox (20) on a 63-yard reception in the second quarter of the Thanksgiving game at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Over halfway through the 2014 NFL season, and San Francisco 49ers defensive back, Perrish Cox, has changed representation according to Rand Getlin, an NFL Insider with Yahoo! Sports.  The 27-year-old Cox is now represented by California-based, Athletes First and NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, David Mulugheta.  Cox was formerly represented by Jordan Woy of Willis and Woy…
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Nov
26

James Grant Group Acquired By European Investment Firm

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Earlier this week, SportsBusiness Journal announced that U.K.-based James Grant Group was acquired by Metric Capital Partners, an international investment firm.  James Grant will retain 50 percent ownership of the agency, which represents clients across sports, entertainment, music, television and literary. “I think it’s a unique opportunity for any group to break into the U.S.…
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Nov
24

On To The Next One: Nenê Hilario

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The world’s seventh most valuable NBA sports agency, BDA Sports Management, recently added Washington Wizards center Nenê Hilario, to its client roster.  As reported by SportsBusiness Journal, BDA president, Bill Duffy, will represent the Brazilian native.  The 32-year-old Nenê was formerly represented by Relativity Sports. The California-based BDA also represents Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic), Klay Thompson (Golden States…
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Nov
20

On To The Next One: Alberto Callaspo

Oakland Athletics second baseman Alberto Callaspo (7) hits an RBI single against the Kansas City Royals during the twelfth inning of the 2014 American League Wild Card playoff baseball game at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won 9-8. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

At a time when he is still a free agent, MLB third baseman, Alberto Callaspo, has decided to change representation.  Callaspo — who played for the Oakland Athletics this past season — has joined Praver Shapiro Sports Management, where he will be represented by Barry Praver and Scott Shapiro.  He used to be with Goldschmidt…
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Nov
17

Six Questions With Dennis Blake, Founder And CEO Of Blake Sports Group

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Dennis Blake is currently the Chief Executive Officer with Blake Sports Group.  He oversees all day-to-day operations of athlete representation, corporate consulting and event management, the three divisions of Blake.  Before the development of the Blake Sports Group in 2006, Dennis was an influential leader in the public relations and marketing departments for the Callaway,…
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