CAA Sports Hires Kansas State Associate Athletic Director Clint Dowdle

Creative Artists Agency has added a new agent to their already prestigious coaching division by snagging Kansas State associate athletic director Clint Dowdle. The 33-year-old Memphis native will work on finding young, upcoming football and basketball coaches to bring to the agency. Dowdle started as a basketball star with a business management degree at Christian…

Four Chinese Investors Vying For Chance To Buy Stellar Group

This is the first contribution by Tyler Endebrock who is attending the St. Thomas University School of Law, where he is working towards a joint J.D./MBA in Sport Administration degree. He received his Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and a Minor in Business Administration from the University of Florida. In addition to previously holding multiple internships within…

SportsTrust Signs Veteran NFL Players

According to SBJ, SportsTrust Advisors has signed NFL vets Za’Darius Smith, Tay Glover-Wright and Jarvis Jenkins. Pat Dye Jr. will represent Jenkins, Bill Johnson will represent Glover-Wright and Smith. Smith was represented by ProSource Sports, Jenkins by BTI Sports Advisors, and Glover-Wright by Summit Sports Management. Smith is a outside linebacker with the Baltimore Ravens…

Leigh Steinberg’s Agent Academy Summer 2016 Dates

The legendary Leigh Steinberg is back with his Agent Academy this summer in which he will have 4 stops: May 21st -Newport Beach, CA, June 25th- Dallas, TX, July 16th– Ann Arbor, MI, and August 13th -New York, NY are the set dates. As a participant in the first agent academy I can tell you all from experience it is a learning experience like…

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

What the boxing world is all excited about is the potential upcoming bout between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor. This is one of the most exciting matchup potentials in history because both of these fighters are at the top of their game. Boxing experts and everyone from politicians to celebrities are…

AAPC Acquires TLA Worldwide PLC

Per a press release from the companies, AAPC, a blank check company, has acquired TLA Worldwide plc for stock and cash consideration which has lead to a company with an estimated value of slightly greater than $200 million. TLA is a fully integrated sports marketing, management and events agency that provides sponsorship activation, sales, merchandising…

BMW Sticks With Octagon For Sports Sponsorship And Experiential Marketing

Press Release: NORWALK, CT (May 3, 2016) – Octagon, a global sports and entertainment marketing leader, proudly announces the agency has retained its business with BMW of North America. Octagon will continue its 27-year relationship as the automaker’s Sports Sponsorship and Experiential Marketing Agency of Record into 2019 following a competitive agency pitch process.   “Octagon…

Octagon Hockey and GONGSHOW Launch Original Content Series: The Road

Per a press release from the company, with less than 70 days till the 2016 NHL Draft, Octagon Hockey, a leading global hockey representation agency, and GONGSHOW, the world’s most innovative Lifestyle Hockey Apparel company, have created an original content series, The Road. A six-episode series, The Road follows the path of eight top hockey prospects preparing and training for…

Ronnie Stanley Signs Endorsement Deal With Zappos

Per a release by Berk Communications, Roc Nation Sports and Zappos announced a first of its kind sponsorship deal with NFL Draft prospect Ronnie Stanley. The deal between the online shoe retailer and the consensus All-American and standout offensive tackle at Notre Dame allows Stanley to choose which brands to wear, rather than the traditional…