• Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins (22) handles the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the fourth quarter at BOK Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/31/2014)

    Happy Halloween.  I still need to find a good costume; you are never too old to dress up!  Another week of traveling, and it should remain that way until the end of the year.  However, I am not complaining.  Staying busy and having fun works for me. … [Show Me...]

  • St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Alec Ogletree (52) is unable to catch Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) as he runs the ball for a touchdown during the second half of a football game at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 28-26. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

    On To The Next One: Alec Ogletree

    It's midway through the 2014 NFL season and St. Louis linebacker, Alec Ogletree, has decided to switch representation.  Originally represented by Atlanta-based SportsTrust Advisors, the Newnan, Georgia native is now affiliated with Sports West … [Show Me...]

  • Elon Law

    Upcoming Elon Law Review Symposium

    What: Elon Law Review Symposium on Media, Regulatory and Labor issues in College Sports When: November 7, 2015 Where: Elon Law- 201 N. Greene St., Greensboro, N.C. Description & Panelists The symposium is worth 3.75 hours of general … [Show Me...]

  • Boston Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) doubles against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fourth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

    On To The Next One: Yoenis Cespedes

    According to the official Roc Nation Sports twitter account, Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is now a member of the Roc Nation Sports list of clientele. Cespedes joins Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, Robinson Cano, and fellow Red Sox outfielder … [Show Me...]

  • Michigan

    RECAP: Sports Representation Panel At Michigan Sport Business Conference

    Last Friday, the University of Michigan held the 3rd Annual Michigan Sport Business Conference, with the theme being 'Game Changers.'  One of the breakout session panels, Sports Representation: Athletes, On-Air Talent and More, included some of the … [Show Me...]

    Sep
    25

    Representing the Professional Athlete Week 2

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    Representing the Professional Athlete kicked off with an amazing week 1 examining the student-athlete and the do’s and don’ts of representation, publicity, and receiving extra benefits. Discussions among students consisted of whether or not college athletes should form a union and should student-athletes be paid. There was also a live discussion led by professor Carfagna held…
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    Sep
    25

    ISM Sports Announces Signing of US Amateur Finalist

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    The following is a guest contribution from Andrew Harmes, a JD candidate of the Class of 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School. ISM Sports, the international sports agency led by CEO Andrew Chandler – famously known in golf circles simply by the moniker ‘Chubby’ – has signed Canadian golfer Corey Conners as the agency looks…
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    Sep
    24

    Global Tennis Connections: The New Force In Tennis Representation

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    For years, the representation of tennis players has been dominated by the big firms. IMG Tennis, with a list including Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova, represents over 140 tennis clients. French company Lagardere’s long list includes Caroline Wozniacki and John Isner, while Octagon represents Martina Hingis and Dominika Cibulkova. Enter Global Tennis Connections (GTC). Founded…
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    Sep
    23

    Birmingham Attorneys Finds Success In Sports Agency Business

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    Within Balch and Bingham LLP — a corporate law firm that houses 250 attorneys across a half dozen cities and concentrates in a number of practice areas — is its niche Sports Group.  Led by Russ Campbell and Patrick Strong, the division has represented both pro and college coaches over the last seven years, with…
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    Sep
    22

    The Puck Will Drop In Sin City Before It Drops In Quebec

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    According to several media outlets, hockey may be coming to Sin City real soon.  Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports says all that remains is deciding which owner gets to take credit for bringing the first major sports franchise to Las Vegas. At first look, it would seem that Las Vegas would be a great place to have…
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    Sep
    19

    Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/19/2014)

    Floyd Mayweather may be making some changes with his team of execs.

    Ever remember a crazier week for the NFL?  People are calling for Roger Goodell’s head, players are getting held out of games and practice but still earning paychecks and every day it seems like there’s a new domestic violence announcement.  After a terrible Thursday night game, can’t wait for Sunday to roll along.  And there’s…
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    Sep
    18

    Wasserman Media Group Receives $100 Million Investment

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    Earlier this week, it was reported that Wasserman Media Group received a $100 million investment from a Silicon Valley investment group. The investment from Madrone Capital Partners is the second investment Wasserman has taken since the sports agency’s creation over a decade ago.  According to SportsBusiness Journal, two years ago, Wasserman received $25 million from…
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    Sep
    17

    Representing The Professional Athlete Week 1

    Professor Peter Carfagna.

    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
    16

    ‘I’d Like To Thank The Fans’ – Or Would I? How Sports Franchises Deal With The Modern Fan

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    No country is more synonymous with hockey than Canada. However, Canada hasn’t brought home hockey’s greatest trophy, the Stanley Cup, since Montreal beat the L.A. Kings in 1993. Some have blamed an insufficient number of hockey teams in Canada and the economic structure of the NHL. Others chalk the drought up to plain bad luck.…
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    Sep
    15

    Interview With The Agent: Kim Garner

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    Kim Garner is the Director of Broadcasters at Atlanta-based CSE, a global sports agency that focuses on marketing, public relations, media production, client representation and digital media.  A graduate of the University of Georgia, the 26-year-old Garner represents the likes of Kristen Ledlow (NBA TV/Turner Sports), Coy Wire (Fox Sports), Evan Washburn (new NFL sideline reporter for…
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