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Dollars, Incensed: NBA G-League sets a dangerous precedent

The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Thursday their G-League will start offering "select" $125,000 contracts to players who are 18 years old, but not eligible to enter the NBA draft. That statement, dumbed down, essentially says the NBA will begin playing top high school players who want money now, instead of going to college for a year. This is dangerous, in my...

Hungry like a Wolf: NC State rising in ACC ranks

North Carolina State University's 5-0 (2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) start is good enough to keep them rising in the ranks of college football. NC State is now No. 16 in the Associated Press Poll and No. 15 in the Coaches Poll. With multiple ranked teams losing over the weekend and dropping, NC State broke from their bye and reaped...

Pruitt’s feel for the game makes him stand out

It took Jeremy Pruitt six games to win his first road Southeastern Conference game against a ranked opponent. That's tied with Jimbo Fisher for the fastest among active coaches, who also accomplished this feat in his sixth game. That leaves Joe Moorhead, Barry Odom, Chad Morris and Derek Mason still looking. For the record, it took Nick Saban 44 games,...

The Driver of Success

Recently when reading that the Creative Artists Agency (“CAA”) closed $5 billion in deals just for sports, it came to mind the principles behind driving success in business.  Specifically, in the entertainment, media, and sports space, what makes an agency, law firm, or manager successfully powerful?   CLIENTELE In the service industry, the start line and marathon endurance required run...

Bryant’s Song: Clemson’s former QB hunting fresh game

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Sports Real Estate: It’s all in the Development

There was a time when professional sports franchises shared baseball and football fields in one stadium, not built as a true home to either sport.  Some teams like the Oakland-soon-to-be-Las Vegas Raiders still share baseball and football facilities. It was Camden Yards in Baltimore that changed the course of history when baseball a franchise turned back the clock in terms...

Back to the Future: The Patriots and Brady still have it

Every year, it seems the dreaded "Patriot Panic" grips the NFL. A couple of years ago, the Patriots were throttled on Monday Night Football by the Chiefs. This year, New England saw former assistant Matt Patricia and the Lions hold the ball nearly the entire game en-route to a 26-10 win. After that game, it occurred again. The Patriots finally...

Pass in Review: Drew Brees and his date with destiny

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Hoop Schemes: Our ACC basketball preview

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‘Go West, Young Man [And Expand the MLB Postseason]’

Years ago, as Lewis and Clark explored North America, treading across the continent from the Established East to the Wild West, it did so with expansion in mind.  Later with the Monroe Doctrine and “Manifest Destiny” driven by American Presidents, the Congress, and the Judiciary, the United States of America became a union of fifty states, spanning from sea...