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University of Southern California’s Agent Summit

Last Tuesday, the University of Southern California hosted an “Agent Awareness, Education and Eligibility Summit.”  The following officials were in attendance: Jimmy Sexton – Co-Founder, SportsTrust Advisors Tom Condon – Football Agent, CAA Rick Smith – Agent, Priority Sports Mark Levin – Director of Salary Cap and Agent Administration, NFLPA Ray Anderson – VP of […]

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Jimmy Sexton, Fletcher Smith, And Rick Smith Amongst Leaders Looking To Fix Football Agent Issues

There might not be a solution to the problem of sports agents providing money and other benefits to student-athletes, but that does not mean that those with power in the business of sports are going to sit on the sidelines and just allow it to continue.  Instead, a group of influential people from the NFL, […]

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University Of Baltimore School Of Law Symposium

What: Symposium – “The Death of Amateurism: Implications for Sport and Health” When: Thursday, October 28, 2010 (9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.) Where: John and Frances Angelos Law Center – Venable Moot Court Room (map) Schedule: 9-9:30 a.m.: Registration – A continental breakfast will be served for attendees in the lobby of the law center. 9:30 – […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (9/17/2010)

Anyone looking forward to the start of Yom Kippur tonight?  I know that my body is not excited; my stomach is used to having to digest food almost every two hours.  Good luck to Clint Robinson and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (the Double-A Kansas City Royals Affiliate) as they attempt to capture the Texas League […]

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Looking Back At Florida’s Athlete Agent Licensure Exam

As of July 1, 2002, the State of Florida no longer required people who wished to become licensed athlete agents in the state to take an examination or obtain a $15,000 surety bond.  In discussions regarding athlete agent laws, very few people bring up the idea of requiring people to pass any sort of examination […]

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Sports Agents = The Issue de Jour

The following is a guest post from a good friend and extremely intelligent sports business professional, Marc Isenberg (@marcisenberg).  He wrote a great book titled, Money Players, and continues to help student-athletes manage their careers as a part of a new company, INsight Group. College sports has a handful of core problems: “One and done,” […]

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No Qualms With NCAA Baseball Questionnaire?

I have to admit that I am a little surprised at the lack of responses to my publishing of the Prospective Baseball Student-Athlete Questionnaire.  There is no way that you all have no issues with future student-athletes receiving such a document immediately after they choose to not sign with the professional teams that drafted them. […]

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Prospective Baseball Student-Athlete Questionnaire

The main reason why last week I wondered whether Karsten Whitson might be in trouble due to reports of his advisor having direct communication with the San Diego Padres, is because while there are much more pressing concerns for the NCAA to worry about in the other sports under its regulatory umbrella, the association continues […]

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Has The NCAA Lost Its Focus?

In Pat Forde’s column from last Friday titled, Cooperation key to solving agent issue, he wrote the following: At the very least, the NCAA’s raid of sorts on North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama — those are just the schools we know about — has sent a panic through both college football and the […]

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Athlete Agent Enforcement Thus Far, And Where To Go From Here

Roughly a week before I sat to take the Florida Bar Exam, a flood began.  It started with an NCAA investigation into potential rules violations by players, agents, and even university employees at the University of North Carolina.  It quickly spread to NCAA investigations at the University of South Carolina, University of Florida, University of […]