Should the NCAA Register Agents?

In a previous article I wrote, I focused on the topic of the NCAA as well as university athletic association Compliance Offices taking on a greater role with regard to athlete-agent regulation. There are laws which attempt to regulate activity, but why not have actual enforcement through a mandatory registration process much like the player…

Yo Runner, Get Out of my Face!

While in “the business” for only a short amount of time, I have become perplexed by the concept of the client recruiting process – the stories of true relationships, those that are fake, and some that end like bad marriages have given me an interest in why it is so tedious both from a compliance…

The Deal is Done – Trindon Holliday Signs Contract

Trindon Holliday has chosen to be the guinea pig of this year’s off-season, becoming the first 2010 drafted player to sign, signing a four-year, $2.713 million contract with the Houston Texans. In the NFL, rookie salaries for players drafted in the earlier rounds (especially first round) are typically highly competitive with essentially unlimited upside to…

Why John Wall Should Not Go Pro…This Year

In the recent week since the downfall of the Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA Tourney, speculation has arisen about the status of John Wall, the Kentucky point guard, who by most analysts is expected to be the number one overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. There are reports that Wall is having second thoughts…

Will Erin Andrews stay with ESPN?

If Dancing with the Stars, a crazy guy with a peephole, and ESPN share something in common – it’s Erin Andrews (EA). The longstanding relationship between her and the leader in sports, ESPN, may be coming to a close – this July, according to multiple sources. Currently, her camp, agent Babette Perry of IMG, is in negotiations…

Is a Sport(s) Management Degree worth it?

After reading several articles about young people, especially college grads, attempting to break into the sports or entertainment industry, I have come to the conclusion that it may be more beneficial to pursue a degree in anything but Sport(s) Management. In addition, through a conversation with a notable Athletic Director, I posed the question: Where…

What Does the Future Hold for the NCAA Tourney?

This year marks the potential end of the long-term contract between the NCAA and CBS Broadcasting – July 31 will be decision day. The NCAA can opt out of the remainder of their contract, leaving new bidders coming with one thing in common – maximizing the bottom-line. It has been reported by numerous sources that…

A Newcomer’s Perspective Part I: How to Break Into the Industry – And Know It’s Not For Me

As many of you may or may not know, I am currently interning for Dynasty Athlete Representation, LLC, under someone who I consider to be a great role model and most importantly a friend – Darren Heitner. Ever since I realized I would not be the ‘shining star’ on the court as I always wanted…