Friday Sports Briefs

NCAA Adopts Changes to Text Message Rule Josh Barr of the Washington Post Sports Blog has a post on the NCAA’s changes to basketball recruiting rules, including rules concerning text messages.  Coaches now will be allowed to send recruits an unlimited number of text messages after June 15 of a recruit’s sophomore year of high school.  According to Barr, [...]

Friday Sports Briefs


NCAA Seeks Changes Stewart Mandel of has an interesting piece on the changes that are being discussed by Mark Emmert and a group of 50 university presidents and chancellors at the NCAA retreat, including changes to the Academic Progress Rate (APR), full cost of attendance scholarships and an overhaul of so-called “nuisance” rules. California Athlete-Agent [...]

Friday Sports Briefs: NFL Free Agency Edition


The end of the NFL lockout has led to a compressed free agency period that has teams, players and agents working at a furious pace.  Here are a few of the most interesting stories on the business and legal aspects of this unique time in the NFL, including the moves of the New England Patriots: [...]

Friday Sports Briefs

Sports Business Panel to be Held in Stamford M.O.D. Success, a networking group for young professionals in Stamford, Conn., is holding a sports business panel on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. at Butterfield 8 (112 Bedford Street).  Panelists include: Dany Berghoff (VP, of Business Development at 21 Sports & Entertainment Marketing Group, Inc.) Brian Smith [...]


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