Mar
17

Memphis Agent Day 2014

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The University of Memphis athletics department, in coordination with Collegiate Sports Advisors, has announced that it will host an Agent-Day on April 12, 2014.  The Agent-Day will allow for draft eligible student-athletes and/or their parents to meet with athlete agents to discuss representation opportunities for their future professional sports careers. All agents who are interested in…
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Oct
17

Representing The NFL Undrafted Free Agent

New England Patriots wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (85) runs off the field after scoring the game winning touchdown against against the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Saints 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

The following article is a guest contribution from Evan Brennan. Mr. Brennan is a current student at Chapman Law School. He holds a Master’s degree in Sports Management from California State University at Long Beach, and a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He has worked in athlete public relations, marketing, and other areas for…
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Jul
25

NC State Distributes Modest Agent Warning Letter

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The latest “agent warning letter” is brought to you by the Office of General Counsel at NC State University and delivered via mail to individuals registered as Athlete Agents with the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office. The letter informs agents that NC State has formed a Professional Sports Counseling Panel and requests that if agents…
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Jul
18

Op-Ed: Cross-Checking Self-Entitlement In The Face

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The following guest post is by Allain Roy, CMG Sports President & CEO Any experienced coach will tell you that the most difficult area to navigate in coaching youth sports is the parents. Having been a part of the hockey world for almost 39 of my 43 years, I can attest to that quote.  Most…
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Jul
01

University Of Louisville Requests Agents To Discontinue Communications With Student-Athletes

Florida Gators defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd (73) sacks Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) during the third quarter of the Sugar Bowl. Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Late Friday afternoon, many football agents received an email from Emily Garr, a Compliance Assistant at the University of Louisville Athletics.  The unexpected email contained two attachments: (1) a letter from Garr and Jody Sykes, Associate Athletic Director at Louisville; and (2) a University of Louisville Agent Registration form.  The letter was copied and pasted in the…
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Jun
18

Baseball ‘Prospect’ Dupes Girlfriend, Scribes And A Couple Of Agents

Montaous Walton

Montaous Walton.  It is very unlikely that you have ever heard the name, unless you happened to read a recent long-form article written by Brandon Sneed for SBNation.com.  And if you have not read the article, it is highly recommended that you do. Montaous was a boy with a dream of playing baseball.  He so…
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May
30

Forget About Jay-Z; Should NFLPA Scrap Ridiculous Runner Rule?

A recent column by Ben Volin of the Boston Globe questions NFLPA leadership concerning the latest round of collective bargaining negotiations.

A couple of days ago, the following Tweet by NFLPA Contract Advisor Blake Baratz caught my attention: Later that day, I spoke to Josh Luchs, author of Illegal Procedure: A Sports Agent Comes Clean On The Dirty Business Of College Football, who once said to me, “this new runner rule isn’t difficult to enforce, it’s impossible.  This…
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May
28

Will NFLPA Discipline Kim Miale After It Gets Better Understanding Of Jay-Z’s Role In Recruiting Geno Smith?

A recent column by Ben Volin of the Boston Globe questions NFLPA leadership concerning the latest round of collective bargaining negotiations.

The creation of Roc Nation Sports has brought increased attention to the sports agency industry.  And rightfully so.  Attaching Jay-Z’s name to a sports agency is bold; athletes will be intrigued and competing agents will be concerned (whether they wish to admit it on the record or not). I have been covering Jay-Z’s efforts on…
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Apr
03

Basketball Agents Share Stories About Recruiting College Players

James Harden signed with the same agent as Kobe Bryant (Rob Pelinka) after hearing good things about him from Kobe. Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

It is just about the heart of signing season for basketball agents looking to represent players leaving their respective universities.  Minus those players on teams slated to play in the Final Four, all players who are fully committed to playing at the next level and understand that signing with an agent will force them to…
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Mar
26

UNC Takes Agent Policies To New Laughable Level

UNC's new Agent and Advisor Program is being attacked for its limitation of student-athletes' freedom of speech.

“This stuff is so good u can’t make this stuff up.”  That’s what a football agent wrote to me in an email sent four days ago, including a forwarded message from Paul Pogge, Associate Athletic Director at the University of North Carolina.  The message’s subject was “UNC Agent and Advisor Program,” and the body of…
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