Thomas Detry Signs With Excel Sports Management

Per a press release from the company, Professional golfer Thomas Detry has joined the elite group of clients at Excel Sports Management. He will be represented by Lance Young, who will manage Detry’s Tour responsibilities as well as all marketing and endorsement opportunities. A 2016 graduate of The University of Illinois and native of Belgium, Detry…

The Road To The World Series Of Poker 2016

As we speak, the World Series of Poker 2016 is well underway at Las Vegas’s Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. For those of you who wish you were there – it’s not too late to make it happen! The world’s best poker players, and a fair few amateurs will be in town until July 18,…

Octagon Hires Broadcast Industry Veteran Tim Scanlan

Per a press release from the company, earlier this week Octagon, a global sports and entertainment leader, welcomed broadcast industry veteran Tim Scanlan as Vice President, Sports Broadcast to lead the next phase of growth for Octagon’s substantial sports broadcast talent representation group. Prior to joining Octagon, Scanlan served as ESPN’s vice president for talent…

Lagardère Sports Named Management Consultant To CareerBuilder Challenge

Per a press release from the company, Lagardère Sports has been named the management consultant firm for the CareerBuilder Challenge by Desert Classic Charities, the non-profit organization that operates the tournament.  Held in La Quinta, Calif., the CareerBuilder Challenge is traditionally the first PGA Tour event on the U.S. mainland held every January. As part of the…

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…