Corporate Sponsors Headline Sports Business

Bacardi deal with NBA will not be wasted

The NBA‘s foray into the spirits sponsorship category will not only have a big effect on the league and its teams, but it will also mean changes for the other three major leagues in the near future, as well. The league’s three-year, seven-figure deal with Bacardi will include TNT playoff coverage, NBA TV and TNT […]

Headline Interview With The Athlete Sports Agents

Interview With The Athlete: Clint Sintim

Clint Sintim is a versatile linebacker for the New York Giants. He was a second round draft pick in the 2009 draft out of the University of Virginia. Sintim led the NCAA in sacks in his senior year. He is represented by Profiles Sports and was able to give us a few minutes to talk […]

Headline Interview With The Athlete Sports Agents

Interview With The Athlete: Travis Beckum

Travis Beckum was a third-round pick in this year’s NFL draft. He came out of Wisconsin as a highly rated prospect, but had to deal with the fact that he was coming off a broken leg, which he suffered early in his senior season. Beckum is represented by Roosevelt Barnes of Maximum Sports Management. We […]

Headline Interview With The Athlete

Interview With The Athlete: Bryan Kehl

Bryan Kehl, a promising young linebacker for the New York Giants, was picked in the fourth round (123rd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. Kehl came out of BYU following his senior season where he was named the team’s defensive MVP, tallying 91 tackles. He is represented by Michael Hoffman of Premier Sports Management. We […]

Headline Interview With The Athlete NFL Players Sports Agents

Interview With The Athlete: David Carr

David Carr knows the peak of the agent business. The former NFL number one overall draft pick from 2002 had almost every agent seeking his business when he came out of Fresno State. He has stuck with one agent his entire career (Mike Sullivan), but also hired a business manager. Carr was able to pick […]

College Basketball Players Colleges Entertainment Headline Recruiting Sports Business

Vaccaro Questions NCAA’s Judgment

The NCAA’s agenda in certain situations involving schools and athletes is certainly questionable. Grassroots basketball enthusiast Sonny Vaccaro made some interesting points recently in an interview with Henry Abbot here. On the topic of Derrick Rose and the wins vacated from Memphis, it is possible the NCAA came down hard on the Tigers because the […]

NFL Players

Marshall’s Protests are Smarter Than You Think

The Brandon Marshall saga has tabbed the unruly pass catcher as just another troublesome wide receiver. Just add him to the list of the NFL’s recent malcontents: Terrell Owens, Chad Ochocinco, Keyshawn Johnson, Deion Branch, Jerry Porter, and even in his short time in the league, Michael Crabtree, among others. While he may be going […]

NBA Players Social Networking Sports Business

Social Media Use Risks Come with Benefits

Shaquille O’Neal is a great promoter. And in this day and age, is it incredibly easy to make one’s self visible through the use of social media. Sometimes, though, there are pitfalls (in addition to the downsides of releasing contract terms) of using these outlets. Such is the case of O’Neal, for one, who has […]

Contract Negotiation MLB Players MLB Teams

Boras Pulling Out All the Tricks for Strasburg

Scott Boras has started to put on a show in an effort to pull some leverage out of his hat for Stephen Strasburg’s contract. Boras is wisely positioning the righty from San Diego State as the next best thing since sliced bread—or Mark Prior, for whom the super-agent negotiated the current record deal for a […]

Headline Interview With The Agent

Interview With The Agent: Mark Slough

Mark Slough is a man who has achieved his dream of becoming a sports agent with persistence and hard work. He holds a connection with all his clients (which includes Patriots RB Sammy Morris and Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff) that goes beyond just paperwork. Slough formerly worked in real estate and corporate law, but left […]