Sep
17

Representing The Professional Athlete Week 1

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Peter Carfagna’s “Representing the Professional Athlete” course begins this week. In Week 1, Professor Carfagna will lead the class on a journey through the current landscape of the NCAA and college athletics. This week the course will delve into the NCAA Bylaws, as they relate to amateurism, the current legal challenges facing the NCAA such…
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Sep
08

Lions Ndamukong Suh Signs With Roc Nation Sports

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) sits on the bench before the game against the New York Giants at Ford Field. Giants beat the Lions 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

In what may be one of biggest non-surprises in sports news in 2014, Detroit Lions defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh, has finally joined Roc Nation.  There had been rumblings earlier this year that the former University of Nebraska standout was joining the newer division of Roc Nation.  Earlier today, the agency made it official on its…
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Aug
26

On To The Next One: Bobby Rainey

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey (43) runs with the ball during the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

According to SportsBusiness Journal, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back, Bobby Rainey, has changed representation prior to the 2014-15 season.  The Griffin, Georgia native will now be represented by Five Star Athlete Management and NFL Certified Contract Advisors, Todd France and Ben Renzin.  NFL Advisor formerly represented the Western Kentucky University graduate. It looks like Rainey…
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Aug
19

Roc Nation Sports Expands Industry Presence With Boxing Division

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It’s not even two years old, but Roc Nation Sports has NBA, MLB and NFL clients.  It even lays claim to representing WNBA superstar and Tulsa Shock guard, Skylar Diggins.  Nine clients to be exact. Now, the division of Roc Nation is strategically aiming to enter the boxing sphere, according to President and Chief of…
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Aug
13

Leigh Steinberg To Host Agent Academy In October

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In two months, veteran sports agent Leigh Steinberg will host his very own ‘Agent Academy’ in Newport Beach, California at his agency’s headquarters.  Steinberg, the model for the 1990s movie Jerry Maguire, has represented 60-plus first round selections in his career along with eight No. 1 overall picks. For an individual who has endured messy industry breakups, bouts…
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Aug
07

On To The Next One: J.C. Copeland

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Caleb Hanie (7) hands off to fullback J.C. Copeland (48) during training camp at the River Ridge Playing Fields. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Current fullback for the Dallas Cowboys, J.C. Copeland, recently left his former agency, JL Sports, to sign with Prestige Sports International.  The former LSU Tiger will be represented by NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, Byron Cuthbert. Copeland is Cuthbert’s first SEC client. Following passage of the NFLPA certification exam last year, Cuthbert signed a few players from smaller…
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Aug
05

Tyrann Mathieu Signs With CAA

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Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu has signed with Creative Artist Agency’s football division.  Mathieu played his college ball at LSU prior to being a third round pick (No. 69 overall) by the Cardinals.  He has rebounded well from a scrutinized college career that included Mathieu being kicked off the LSU team for violating team…
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Aug
04

Sports Agency Lagardère Unlimited Adds To Consulting Division

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One of the leading global sports agencies is beefing up its consulting division with the recent addition of four industry executives.  Lagardère Unlimited just added Todd Franks, Brendan Moynihan, Greg Coleman and Ryan Peck, all of whom were previously with Genesco Sports Enterprises. “We are excited that Todd, Brendan, Greg and Ryan have joined our team,”…
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Jul
30

ESPN Analyst Mark Jackson Signs With LeBron James’ Agent

Mark Jackson reacts against the Los Angeles Clippers in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Rich Paul — the sports agent for NBA superstar LeBron James — is branching out into the broadcasting side of the business.  According to TNT’s David Aldridge, Paul has signed ESPN analyst, Mark Jackson. Jackson was formerly represented by Wasserman Media Group Vice Chairman and NBPA Player Agent, Arn Tellem.  Prior to that, Steve Kauffman (owner of…
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Jul
29

Atlanta-Based SportsTrust Advisors Loses Two NFL Sports Agents

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Yesterday, Atlanta-based sports agency SportsTrust Advisors, which is one of the world’s top-10 most valuable football agencies, lost two of its NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors: Michael Perrett and Kevin McGuire. The two sports agents shared roughly 20 years of experience working together at SportsTrust.  The duo is pursuing the formation of their own company, Element Sports…
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