Team8 Global, Tommy Paul Agree to Terms

Junior tennis star, Tommy Paul, has signed with Team8 Global, as reported by ESPN’s Darren Rovell on Twitter. Team8 Global is a Cleveland-based, boutique sports management firm, whose 2013 creation was spearheaded by tennis icon, Roger Federer, and his agent, Tony Godsick, shortly after the two left IMG in 2012. As a junior, Paul went…

New PGA Tour Pro Brian Campbell Signs With 1 Degree Management

Yesterday, Brian Campbell signed with 1 Degree Sports Management. Campbell, the 22-year-old from Irvine, California, scored as the low amateur at this year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and was also given the nod for the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year while leading Illinois to the NCAA semifinal as a senior. Campbell finished his…

Thurston Armbrister Inks Representation Agreement With Rosenhaus Sports

Earlier this afternoon, Drew Rosenhaus announced on Twitter that former University of Miami linebacker Thurston Armbrister has signed with Rosenhaus Sports Representation. As part of an 18-member 2011 signing class that featured four four-star recruits, Thurston Armbrister played his college football career with a chip on his shoulder. In the summer that followed his graduation…

Malcolm Butler’s Agent, Derek Simpson, Closes 2014 NFL Season On “Super” Note

Just days ago, if I asked you who Malcolm Butler was, chances are, you wouldn’t have been able to give me an answer. Now permanently etched in Super Bowl lore, former Popeye’s employee Malcolm Butler’s story is one for the ages. So, too, is that of Butler’s agent, Derek Simpson, a Huntsville, AL attorney in…

Agent Spotlight: Chris Gittings Of One West Sports Agency

In December, I wrapped up my second year of teaching Sport Agency Management at Indiana University Bloomington.  It has been a true blessing to have been given the opportunity to teach driven, intelligent students, which is something I hope to continue doing for the rest of my life.   The Sport Agency Management course is intended…

Agent Spotlight: B.J. Armstrong of Wasserman Media Group

Recently, I wrapped up my second year of teaching Sport Agency Management at Indiana University Bloomington.  It has been a true blessing to have been given the opportunity to teach driven, intelligent students, which is something I hope to continue doing for the rest of my life.   The Sport Agency Management course is intended to…

Agency Spotlight: mgmt one

While the agency de jour is currently Excel Sports Management after recently bringing in Casey Close and Victor Menocal to run its new baseball division and Mark Steinberg to head up its golf division, there is another agency that is quietly putting together a variety of pieces in an effort to make a big splash.  The name of the…

Agent Spotlight: Michael Lelchitski

Last week we posted our 2011 NBA Draft Listing Of Players Selected And Their Agents.  While the list includes the standard NBA agent names like Arn Tellem, Bill Duffy, Rob Pelinka, Happy Walters, Leon Rose, etc. it also has some lesser known people on it.  One of them, Austin Walton, was featured in a recent…