Sep
15

Interview With The Agent: Kim Garner

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Kim Garner is the Director of Broadcasters at Atlanta-based CSE, a global sports agency that focuses on marketing, public relations, media production, client representation and digital media.  A graduate of the University of Georgia, the 26-year-old Garner represents the likes of Kristen Ledlow (NBA TV/Turner Sports), Coy Wire (Fox Sports), Evan Washburn (new NFL sideline reporter for…
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Sep
09

Santa Clara Law Hosts Fifth Annual Sports Law And Ethics Symposium

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Santa Clara University School of Law is hosting the Fifth Annual Sports Law and Ethics Symposium this Thursday (8:30am — 6:00pm) at the Benson Memorial Center.  Symposium panels will include the Brave New World of College Athletics, Bullying and a Culture of Performance, Match-Fixing — the New Danger to U.S. Sports and other trending topics…
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Sep
08

Lions Ndamukong Suh Signs With Roc Nation Sports

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) sits on the bench before the game against the New York Giants at Ford Field. Giants beat the Lions 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

In what may be one of biggest non-surprises in sports news in 2014, Detroit Lions defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh, has finally joined Roc Nation.  There had been rumblings earlier this year that the former University of Nebraska standout was joining the newer division of Roc Nation.  Earlier today, the agency made it official on its…
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Aug
26

On To The Next One: Bobby Rainey

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey (43) runs with the ball during the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

According to SportsBusiness Journal, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back, Bobby Rainey, has changed representation prior to the 2014-15 season.  The Griffin, Georgia native will now be represented by Five Star Athlete Management and NFL Certified Contract Advisors, Todd France and Ben Renzin.  NFL Advisor formerly represented the Western Kentucky University graduate. It looks like Rainey…
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Aug
21

Registration Open For Free Online Course, Representing The Professional Athlete

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Professor Peter Carfagna (see biography) will be holding a free online course starting on September 16.  The course is titled ‘Representing The Professional Athlete’.  To date, over 1,100 students from 90-plus countries have enrolled in the course, which will be comprised of lectures, guest speakers and hypothetical situations. “There are 6 modules.  Each one is…
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Aug
20

Vote For Agency/NFL Business Panel At South By Southwest Conference

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SXSW, Inc. executes a series of annual conferences, with one of those being South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.  SXSW has now been broken down into film, interactive and music conferences.  SXSW Interactive 2015, which consistently focuses on emerging technologies, is allowing the SXSW community the opportunity to select future panels. One such panel…
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Aug
19

Roc Nation Sports Expands Industry Presence With Boxing Division

Recording artists Beyonce and Jay-Z take in the Toronto Raptors at the Brooklyn Nets game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

It’s not even two years old, but Roc Nation Sports has NBA, MLB and NFL clients.  It even lays claim to representing WNBA superstar and Tulsa Shock guard, Skylar Diggins.  Nine clients to be exact. Now, the division of Roc Nation is strategically aiming to enter the boxing sphere, according to President and Chief of…
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Aug
18

Interview With The Agent: Garry Rosenfield

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Garry Rosenfield is a recent graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law (2013) and the University of Connecticut (2010).  He currently leads the Women’s Basketball Division at Coaches Inc., a sports agency and marketing firm devoted to the careers of college coaches.  Below is a Q&A with Garry where we discussed his role at Coaches…
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Aug
14

George Pyne Exits WME | IMG

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The exodus from sports agency WME | IMG continues, as the President of IMG Sports and Entertainment, George Pyne, recently departed the company.  Pyne will remain a senior advisor to WME | IMG for an unknown number of future months.  However, in the mean time, Pyne is hoping to raise $500 million to acquire companies…
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Aug
13

Leigh Steinberg To Host Agent Academy In October

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In two months, veteran sports agent Leigh Steinberg will host his very own ‘Agent Academy’ in Newport Beach, California at his agency’s headquarters.  Steinberg, the model for the 1990s movie Jerry Maguire, has represented 60-plus first round selections in his career along with eight No. 1 overall picks. For an individual who has endured messy industry breakups, bouts…
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