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The NCAA’s Big Changes To How Basketball Agents Will Be Able To Work With High School And College Players

Earlier today, the NCAA released a statement on college basketball reforms. Here are the bullet points that will most interest the sports agent community: Elite high school basketball recruits and college players can be represented by an agent who can help them make informed decisions about going pro. They can be represented by an agent beginning […]

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Release Of Federal Documents Sure To Make Waves In Representation Industry

Pat Forde and Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports published an article this morning investigating the documents and bank records obtained during the federal investigation of ASM Sports. The documents, which included financial records such as expense reports and bank statements, essentially prove that ASM was providing impermissible benefits to current and former NCAA men’s basketball […]

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Professional Caddies Lose Class-Action Lawsuit Against The PGA Tour

A group of 168 professional caddies have lost a class-action lawsuit against the PGA Tour. The suit was initially filed in February last year on behalf of 81 caddies with the United States Northern District Court of California – the same court that Ed O’Bannon (former UCLA & NBA basketball player) successfully sued the National […]

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New PGA Tour Pro Brian Campbell Signs With 1 Degree Management

Yesterday, Brian Campbell signed with 1 Degree Sports Management. Campbell, the 22-year-old from Irvine, California, scored as the low amateur at this year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and was also given the nod for the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year while leading Illinois to the NCAA semifinal as a senior. Campbell finished his […]

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Recapping 2014 NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar

Last week, roughly 200-plus graduate assistants and college athletic department interns descended on Indianapolis for the annual NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar held at the NCAA’s Headquarters.  If you didn’t think there was competition to work in collegiate athletics, seeing a few hundred young professionals in a large conference room certainly does the trick.  The three-day […]

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Northwestern’s State Of The Collegiate Union Address

On Tuesday, before President Obama’s State of the Union Address took over American television sets, news of another potential NCAA lawsuit bombarded viewers’ television screens. Most news stories involved Northwestern University’s starting quarterback and co-captain, Kain Colter, who aired his frustrations with the NCAA. Colter exclaimed, “[t]he system resembles a dictatorship where the NCAA mandates […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/22/2013)

Shabbat Shalom from Las Vegas, Nevada, where I am enjoying a short vacation and soaking in all the March Madness my body can handle.  Shout out and love to Sports Agent Blog sponsor Full Sail University, and its Sports Marketing & Media Bachelor’s Degree Online.  Passover begins on Monday night; hope all my Jews enjoy […]

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NCAA Considering Rule That Will Allow Some Prospective Student-Athletes To Sign With Agents

Last week, John Infante, a former compliance officer at NCAA Division I schools, wrote an article titled, Allowing Prospects in Some Sports To Have Agents Gaining Steam.  In the article, Infante says that a proposal to allow prospective student-athletes in a limited number of sports the opportunity to have sports agents prior to said athletes entering college is gaining […]

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NCAA Investigating Wasserman Basketball Agent Thad Foucher’s Ties To UCLA’s Kyle Anderson

Wasserman Media Group’s Executive Vice President of Basketball, Thad Foucher, made the biggest signing of his basketball agent career when the #1 overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft, Anthony Davis, chose Foucher and Wasserman’s Vice Chairman Arn Tellem as his agents.  More recently; however, Foucher’s name is being mentioned in basketball circles because there is talk that he […]

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The NCAA Acts In An Unprecedented Manner In Implementing Sanctions Against Penn State

The following is a guest contribution from Jay Fragus (@JayFragus).  Jay Fragus is an attorney at Sheppard Mullin in Century City, focusing on sports and entertainment law where he counsels clients in various aspects of entertainment and media transactions and in the negotiation of sponsorship and endorsement agreements. A four-year bowl ban on post-season appearances. […]