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Deeper dive on NIL progress

Jun 17, 2021

Liz Habib and I continue our conversation on name, image, likeness as the situation continues to evolve. We fill in the blanks on what the future holds for college athletes. We give more detail at what's happening at the state level, what those laws look like, and what is happening in Congress. We talk about the new dynamic on the horizon between agents and athletes - and the potential pitfalls should athletes hire unqualified representation. 

Professor Mike McCann Suggestions for Federal Law

1) University and Student Athlete summarize and share any and all endorsements contracts

2) Each school should be able to craft rules for permissible and impermissible endorsements. University private and state are different and should be able to create rules that fit their institution. ie. Tobacco? Alcohol? Gambling? Adult entertainment?

3) Fair market review of endorsement is logical but should be conducted independently and cautiously Why? Other students don’t have independent...

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Talking Name, Image & Likeness with Liz Habib

Jun 03, 2021

Veteran sports journalist Liz Habib (@LizHabib) and I discuss the emerging opportunities for college athletes under the new name, image, and likeness legislation. Liz offers advice on how to share your story with the media and leverage the media to build your personal brand. We also discuss the type of advisement universities need to consider as we move into this new era of college sports.

Stay tuned for more information about ImageMakers.

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Why is goal setting important to career success?

May 27, 2021

Kasey D'Amato is a semi-retired Dermatology Physician Assistant and serial entrepreneur who helps others achieve ultimate career satisfaction and fulfillment with an emphasis on work-life balance. She joined me to discuss the relationship between goal-setting and career success, why it's important to establish very specific short and long term goals around time and money, and how setting specific goals with your career path and personal life aligned is critical to avoid career burn out.

Register for my webinar: http://www.jillmcbridebaxter.com/do-you-need-an-agent

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NFLPA's Don Davis discusses the 2021 Offseason

May 20, 2021

NFLPA Player Affairs Senior Director Don Davis discusses the history and meaning of voluntary OTAs and explains the union's position on attending them in the 2021 offseason. He also clarifies the message the NFLPA shared with rookies and their agents ahead of minicamps. He also shares the league's position on vaccines.

Looking for representation? Connect with me via email at [email protected], via phone 559-250-0151, on Twitter @J_McBrideBaxter, or on Instagram @agent_mcbridebaxter.

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Meet Wes Nurse, Carroll College DC

May 12, 2021

My newest coaching client, Carroll College Defensive Coordinator Wesley Nurse, joins the show to share his journey in football and football philosophy.

Wes talks to us about his background, where he played, his mentors, how he got into coaching and what made him interested in becoming a coach.

Learn whether representation is right for you by attending my free webinar, "Hey Coach, Do You Need an Agent?" here: https://www.jillmcbridebaxter.com/do-you-need-an-agent.

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Advice for Athletes During the NFL Draft

Apr 28, 2021

This week I talk about the upcoming NFL Draft and offers advice to players about how to prepare. I offer insights on how to handle phone calls with teams, where you should be during the draft, and what to expect on draft night.

Don't have an agent yet? Hire me as Your Virtual Sports Agent: https://www.jillmcbridebaxter.com/your-virtual-sports-agent

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Brittani Hunter shares the path to becoming an NBA Agent

Apr 15, 2021

I sit down with Brittani Hunter (@agentbrittanih), a certified agent with the NBPA. She shares what the process is like, the qualifications and requirements for certification, what the test is like, and what resources are available. She offers a lot of helpful tips for anyone considering this path! We also compare NBPA certification to NFLPA certification.

Sign up for my "How to Recruit Clients in 2021" Webinar: https://www.jillmcbridebaxter.com/recruiting-clients-2021

Sign up for my Sports Agent Academy: https://www.jillmcbridebaxter.com/sports-agent-academy

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"Ask an Agent" - FAQs from my Clubhouse room

Apr 08, 2021

This week I hosted my first room on Clubhouse, titled "Ask an Agent". For this episode, I'm sharing the recurring, relevant questions that came up during the Clubhouse session.

Reach out to me via email at [email protected] to save your spot in my webinar later this month, "How to recruit clients in 2021."

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Mar 30, 2021



(INDIANAPOLIS, IND.) -- Though BYU and Utah State both faced first round exits in this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the state of Utah was well represented in the Elite Eight thanks to Oregon State Basketball Associate Head Coach Kerry Rupp.


Rupp’s roots in Utah hoops began in Magna, UT as a Cyprus High School graduate and passionate member of their basketball team. Kerry was the son of Glen Rupp, a longtime head football coach and tennis coach for the Pirates who was later inducted into the school’s Legend’s Hall of Fame. Rupp’s brother Laurie, a year Kerry’s senior, played on the basketball team at Cyprus as well.


Rupp started his collegiate basketball career in Logan as an Aggie before transferring to Southern Utah, where he would lead the Thunderbirds in scoring and rebounding. Rupp also led the team to SUU’s...

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