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Sports Business

Are NFL Agents Really Doing Away With Training Riders?

Every so often, I log in to Neil Stratton’s Inside The League website to check in on the latest news and rumors in the football business. Today, I decided to do just that and I was surprised by a new “phenomenon” that Stratton says is “concerning” with regard to signing NFL prospects. Stratton says that […]

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Sports Business

Wasserman Adds Investor And Agency To The Fold

Providence Equity is in as an investor and Redbird Capital as well as Madrone Capital are cashing out. Brendan Coffey at Sportico had the coverage yesterday, and it was supposedly a big buyout. Per Coffey, RedBird was believed to have purchased a 30% to 40% stake in Wasserman in 2020, and Madrone, the family office […]

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Coaches Sports Business

Excel Sports Expands Into Coach And Executives Representation

Excel Sports Management is launching a Coaching and Executives division and has acquired football coaching and sports broadcasting representation agency Harlan Sports Management to provide it some staff support and clientele right away. Over twenty head football coaches at the NFL and NCAA level, as well as front office executives, are now Excel clients. The […]

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Sports Business

Acquisition Spree In The Football Agency Arena

Vanguard Sports Group Adds Veteran Agents. Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Raleigh-based Vanguard Sports Group has added to its football division by bringing in veteran NFLPA Contract Advisors Tony Paige and Chitta Malik, who had co-founded agency Dream Point Sports. Those two agents will assist with the football operations at Vanguard and add many NFL clients […]

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MLB Players Sports Business

Wasserman Spending Spree Continues With Acquisition Of Jet Sports

Wasserman has been on an acquisition spree over the past year. It recently acquired New York-based talent agency The Montag Group, rugby powerhouse Esportif, and golf management firm Mullhaupt Management. Its latest acquisition is a baseball agency, which was just announced this morning. Wasserman’s baseball practice will expand with the acquisition of Jet Sports Management. […]

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NFL Players Sports Business

Roc Nation Sports Strengthens Football Division With Erik Burkhardt

Erik Burkhardt, who has been certified as an NFLPA Contract Advisor for 17 years, has joined Roc Nation Sports as co-head of the company’s football division. He will share the responsibility of managing and growing Roc Nation Sports’ football division along with Kim Miale and John Thornton. Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals), Bradley Chubb (Denver Broncos), […]

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Sports Business

Excel Sports Management Acquires Experiential Marketing Agency

Sports agency Excel Sports Management has acquired creative and experiential marketing agency Game Seven, which creates, develops, and executes innovative engagement platforms that tell relevant brand stories. Game Seven has worked with Nike, Foot Locker, Timberland, Oakley, Bleacher Report, Instagram, TikTok, Meta, and Spotify in the past. “Excel and Game Seven share foundational elements, as […]

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Golf Sports Business

Wasserman Adds To Its Golf Division

Not too long ago, I was writing about Wasserman launching a rugby division. Well, the global sports management company is not done with its expansion plans, and recently announced that it is also adding to its existing golf division. The golf division is expanding by way of Wasserman acquiring Mullhaupt Management and it will bring […]

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Sports Business

Guest Post: Preparing Athletes for Death, Taxes, And Learning New Things

The following is a guest post from Andrew Pandolfo, RFC®, AAMS® , Financial Advisor at Raymond James. There are very few certainties in life: death, taxes, and learning new things. With so much of our lives uncertain, it is essential to plan for the unknown. I have worked with an array of different clients at […]

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Sports Business

Michael Vick Gets Into The Athlete Management Biz

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick is getting into the athlete management business by partnering with Levels Sports Group, a California-based athlete management firm that specializes in name, image, and likeness (NIL) opportunities for pro and college athletes. Vick will take on the role of head of athlete development to provide mentorship to Levels’ clients, including […]