2015 Sports Industry Academy

What: Sports Industry Academy: Summer High School Program When: July 19th through July 26th,  2015 Where: U.C. Santa Barbara Description: The Sports Industry Academy Summer Program hosted at U.C. Santa Barbara is a unique educational program that provides mature high school scholars from across the country with an introduction to the Multi-Billion Dollar Sports Industry….

Basketball Agent Andy Miller’s AAU Involvement Could Attract Attention Of The NBPA

The NCAA has banned four AAU teams [New England Playaz (17U and 16U), Worldwide Renegades (17U, 16U and 15U), Florida Rams (17U and 16U) and SEBL Elite All-stars] from playing in NCAA-certified summer basketball events.  The ban is a result of an NCAA finding that those teams had ties with basketball agent Andy Miller of ASM Sports.  Specifically,…

Interview With The Agent: Ryan Totka

This Interview with the Agent’s subject is not the typical contract agent who negotiates contracts with teams on behalf of his athlete clients.  Instead, Ryan Totka of AthletePromotions.com works with many of those contract agents to provide opportunities off the field/court/ice while the athlete is a professional and well into the athlete’s retirement.  Ryan has supported this…

2012 College Sport Research Institute (CSRI) Conference Call For Papers

Every year, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill hosts the College Sport Research Institute (CSRI) Conference.  Its stated mission is to “Provide students, scholars, and college-sport practitioners a public forum to discuss relevant and timely intercollegiate-athletics issues.”  For information regarding panel discussions and attendees from the 2011 CSRI Conference, click here. The 2012 CSRI Conference will…

Bryce Harper Is Growing Up Real Fast

A young-adult receives many benefits from going to college.  The education attained from living on your own for the first time, sitting in on lectures taught by the best of their trades, drinking too much certain nights, etc. is tough to learn elsewhere.  However, for talented high school baseball players, college is an experience that…

Xavier Henry Will Be A Tiger

You heard it here first.  I had the privilege of watching Xavier play live at the AAU Championships in Orlando, FL back in July and the pleasure of speaking with him briefly after one of his games.  The AAU Athletes First team member told me, at the time, that he was between Kansas, UCLA, Memphis,…