Dec
31

NFLPA Contract Advisor Adisa Bakari Lands Indiana RB Tevin Coleman

Indiana Hoosiers running back Tevin Coleman (6) carries the ball against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 42-27. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

The FBS second-leading rusher in 2014 has inked a Standard Representation Agreement.  Indiana running back Tevin Coleman recently signed with NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Adisa Bakari, per SportsBusiness Journal. Coleman finished this past season with 2,036 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns.  He ranked only behind Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon, who had 2,336 yards on…
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Dec
30

Caric Sports Management Signs Fresno State DT Tyeler Davison

Fresno State Bulldogs defensive lineman Tyeler Davison (92) on the bench during the second half against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Utah won 59-27. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

It may still be college football bowl season, but those players whose seasons have finished are already signing Standard Representation Agreements with NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors.  Former Fresno St. DT Tyeler Davison recently signed this week with Las Vegas-based Caric Sports Management and sports agent, Steve Caric. Davison, a Scottsdale, Arizona native, is ranked by…
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Dec
24

ACES Negotiates Record-Setting Deal For Chicago Cubs P Jon Lester

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Two of the world’s most powerful sports agents, Seth and Sam Levinson (ACES Inc.), recently negotiated a record-setting deal for free agent pitcher, Jon Lester.  Lester’s contract with the Chicago Cubs included an MLB record $30 million signing bonus.  The six year, $155 million contract is the largest ever for a pitcher over 30 years old.…
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Dec
18

On To The Next One: Marlon Brown

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown (14) makes a catch prior to the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

At the tail end of the NFL regular season, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown has signed with Universal Sports and Entertainment Management, according to SportsBusiness Journal.  He’ll be represented by Universal President/CEO, Kevin Conner, along with Vice President, Robert Brown. The University of Georgia alumnus was formerly with Summit Sports Management.  In the current…
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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

Phoenix Suns guard Isaiah Thomas (3) attempts a shot against Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

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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