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Aiming For The Top! – Episode 3: Growing Pains

This is an in depth weekly series that chronicles the quest of a boutique hockey agency, VSM Hockey, to reach the top of the NHL hockey agent world. Its story is narrated by its president and founder, Nikolaï Ray. The 2009-2010 period  for VSM Hockey was one of intense growth. Just like a child, when a […]

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Was John Blake Involved In Marvin Austin’s Agent Selection Process?

Marvin Austin was front and center in the 2010 UNC Football Scandal.  He is now at the head of the Maximum Sports Management 2010 Draft Class.  The company is currently celebrating having 6 players selected to the 2010 Pro Bowl (Jairus Byrd, Steven Jackson, Larry Fitzgerald, Jason peters, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Adrian Wilson), but  be […]

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Matt Sosnick Has Been Busy Making Moves

Matt Sosnick is a good friend of this blog.  He was a subject of an Interview with the Agent in April of 2007, and in March 2009, he answered your questions regarding draft expectations, how to make contacts with people in the sports agent business, and recruiting tactics.  Wedged in between, in 2008, Sosnick spoke […]

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Proposal To Revise Arkansas’ Athlete Agent Law

Arkansas is one of the forty states that has passed the Uniform Athlete Agents Act (UAAA), which requires sports agents to become licensed in the state in order to act as an athlete agent and recruit student-athletes with aspirations of going pro.  One of the main goals of the UAAA is to prevent agents from […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (11/26/2010)

Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all.  Anyone go out to the stores real early today?  With so many great deals to be found online, I feel like it is not even necessary to do your body such a disservice by waking up so early after a big day of eating.  I am up in Tallahassee, Florida […]

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Cameron Newton. Okay, Now I Have Your Attention

Cameron Newton. Here’s the tie to the sports agent world – The Spotlight On Kenny Rodgers Cannot Help Ian Greengross – surprising how few people are talking about that mess. But for a while, the rest of the sports community can take their focus away from us agents, and start talking about some other common figures […]

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Oregon Investigating An Agent And Possibly Changing Its Athlete Agent Law

Might one of the 37 agents registered in the State of Oregon be in trouble?  Or does the current investigation by Oregon’s Department of Justice involve a non-registered agent illegally recruiting student-athletes within the state’s borders?  The world may never know, since the DoJ’s spokesman refuses to mention the name of the agent under investigation, […]

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Jordan Woy Sues Former Client/Employee Horace Smith

On October 6, 2010, Willis & Woy Sports Group, L.L.C., and Jordan Woy v. Horace Smith, et al. was filed in a district court in Dallas County, Texas.  In the petition, application for temporary restraining order, and application for injunctive relief, Jordan Woy alleges that former client and Willis & Woy employee, Horace Smith, used […]

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Thank Andy Miller And Keith Glass For Bringing Back The Interference With Contractual Relations Tirade

It is tough to find anybody in the sports agent profession who has not talked about Howard Beck’s New York Times story titled, Tampering Leads to Rare Penalty Against Agent.  It is not such a hot topic because someone was actually convinced that an agent knowingly recruited another agent’s client.  It was newsworthy because an […]

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John Blake’s World Could Come Crashing Down

On July 6, 2010, became the first media entity to discuss the tie between agent Gary Wichard and former UNC associate head coach John Blake, after it was known that the NCAA was investigating the University of North Carolina football program regarding possible rules violations surrounding gifts/benefits received by players from sports agents.  SportsBusiness Journal later found that […]