Oct
30

On To The Next One: Alec Ogletree

St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Alec Ogletree (52) is unable to catch Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) as he runs the ball for a touchdown during the second half of a football game at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 28-26. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

It’s midway through the 2014 NFL season and St. Louis linebacker, Alec Ogletree, has decided to switch representation.  Originally represented by Atlanta-based SportsTrust Advisors, the Newnan, Georgia native is now affiliated with Sports West Football and represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Angelo Wright. According to Sports Business Journal, Wright represents about 15 players between…
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Oct
29

Upcoming Elon Law Review Symposium

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What: Elon Law Review Symposium on Media, Regulatory and Labor issues in College Sports When: November 7, 2015 Where: Elon Law- 201 N. Greene St., Greensboro, N.C. Description & Panelists The symposium is worth 3.75 hours of general CLE credit. The symposium is free of charge; students, alumni, and members of the extended Elon Law…
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Oct
28

On To The Next One: Yoenis Cespedes

Boston Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) doubles against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fourth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

According to the official Roc Nation Sports twitter account, Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is now a member of the Roc Nation Sports list of clientele. Cespedes joins Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, Robinson Cano, and fellow Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo on the Jay Z-led Roc Nation Sports’ baseball roster. This move to Roc Nation…
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Oct
27

RECAP: Sports Representation Panel At Michigan Sport Business Conference

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Last Friday, the University of Michigan held the 3rd Annual Michigan Sport Business Conference, with the theme being ‘Game Changers.’  One of the breakout session panels, Sports Representation: Athletes, On-Air Talent and More, included some of the top athlete and broadcasting agents in the industry: 1) Evan Levine, Vice President of Business Development/Partnership, Roc Nation…
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Oct
24

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/24/2014)

A photo I took while playing the golf course at Keswick Hall.

This weekly wrap-up is coming to you from Keswick Hall in Charlottesville, Virginia, where the terrain is beautiful and the golf is a blast.  The food is not bad either.  Between the PGA National in West Palm Beach and Keswick Hall in Charlottesville and four days of golf in the past week, I am pretty…
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Oct
23

Representing the Professional Athlete Week 6

Sports Law

This is it! Week 6 of Professor Carfagna’s “Representing the Professional Athlete” MOOC is here. This week students will gain an understanding of guiding professional golfers and tennis players through the longest career trajectories in sports; gain an understanding of how to diversify an athlete’s endorsement agreement portfolio; and gain an understanding of how to…
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Oct
23

On To The Next One: Jen Selter

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Twenty-one-year-old Instagram and fitness sensation, Jen Selter, has changed representation as a new calendar year quickly nears.  The Long Island native was originally represented by The Legacy Agency, but now, Premier Management Group will manage Selter’s career and help build corporate relationships as she continues to grow her brand in 2015. “Jen has a massive…
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Oct
22

World’s Most Valuable Sports Agency, CAA, Sells Majority Stake

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A private equity firm has furthered its commitment to the world’s most valuable sports agency, Creative Artists Agency.  According to sources of The Hollywood Reporter, TPG Capital — whose initial investment in CAA came four years ago — has increased its ownership stake in CAA to over 50 percent.  Per Deadline.com, TPG is paying roughly $225…
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Oct
21

Junior Hockey Players Launch Class Action Lawsuit Against Canadian Hockey League

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The following is a guest contribution from Andrew Harmes, a JD candidate of the Class of 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School. The Canadian Hockey League (CHL), the primary developmental league for the National Hockey League, is facing legal scrutiny as the subject of an unprecedented class action lawsuit alleging that the organization and its…
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Oct
20

Interview With The Agent: Amen Teter

Peter Carlisle

Amen Teter is currently Octagon’s Director of Action Sports.  He manages the careers of Olympic gold medalist snowboarders Jamie Anderson and Hannah Teter, pro skateboarder Mitchie Brusco and one of the most influential athletes in action sports, pro surfer Alana Blanchard, among others.  Teter is a graduate of the University of Vermont where he served as…
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