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Should student-athletes sign with an agent right now? A compliance officer's advice

Aug 28, 2020

What do the rules for eligibility, scholarships, and representation look like as college sports shifts its schedule in reaction to the pandemic? With nearly a decade of experience in NCAA compliance, Peter Turney explains how athletes and parents can make an educated decision on whether or not to sign with an agent right now.

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Penn State AD Sandy Barbour on Health, Eligibility and Economics

Aug 18, 2020

A candid conversation with my client Sandy Barbour, VP of Intercollegiate Athletics at Penn State, on the behind-the-scenes of the Big 10's decision to postpone fall sports. Get a detailed look at the campus' testing strategy, return to campus, and how it intersects with athletics. She shares information on juggling scholarships and eligibility for athletes who opt-out and/or want to sign with agents, plus how she's thinking through the management of the economic fallout of delayed football.

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What does it mean when an NFL player opts out?

Aug 07, 2020

This week I cover the different opt-out scenarios for NFL players. Who is eligible to claim money when opting-out, and how much? What happens if the season is canceled during camp? What if it's canceled midway through the season? There are a lot of different circumstances, and I cover them today, one day after the NFL opt-out deadline. Are you an 2021 draft prospect seeking representation? Contact me on Instagram @agent_mcbridebaxter.

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Head coach discusses Div-II football's return to play

Jul 30, 2020

This week I'm joined by Jas Bains, head football coach for Western Colorado University, a Div-II program in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

Coach Bains walks us through the recent decisions for D-II's football season, what its like to be a head coach navigating this terrain, and the challenges unique to D-II.

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Contracts and Salaries in the Time of Coronavirus

Jul 23, 2020

FOX LA's Liz Habib and I jump right in talking about Mookie Betts and Patrick Holmes new contracts, what the NFL and the NFLPA have come to an agreement on (and what they haven't), and all the money on the line for athletes and owners as pro leagues project major revenue loss.

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Ripple Effects of a Conference-Only Schedule

Jul 16, 2020

As college football responds to the pandemic, I discuss how the Pac-12 and Big 10's move to conference-only schedules will impact small schools and independents, coaches, student-athletes, staff - athletic programs as a whole. If you're a coach interested in representation, check out: https://www.jillmcbridebaxter.com/coaches-program

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MLS is Back Tournament - How Professional Soccer is Returning to Play

Jul 08, 2020

Today the MLS returns with an Orlando-based tournament. I speak with former collegiate soccer player Logan Agin who describes the COVID testing protocol that'll allow them to pull it off. We also discuss the NWSL's return to play in Salt Lake City, the issues that arise in players being members of multiple teams, and how salaries are complicated by COVID.

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CFB Return to Play Roundup

Jul 03, 2020

Today I discuss what college football is up against as they return to play, including student-athlete health and scholarship status, Under Armour's move to end their deal with UCLA, and the repercussions of coaches' racist remarks.

Risk factors for severe COVID: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html

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Do players with COVID go on IR? The NFL's return to play

Jun 25, 2020

After participating in a NFLPA conference call with agents nationwide, I report back to my podcast audience on the challenges of the NFL's return to play.

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BLM: Coach's Daughter Towanda Robinson speaks on the Black experience in America

Jun 19, 2020

Happy Juneteenth! Today I pass the mic to Towanda Robinson, daughter of Texas A&M RB Coach Tommie Robinson. Towanda addresses everything from using Black Lives Matter instead of All Lives Matter, discrimination in the workplace, "The Talk" and interactions with the police, and what non-Black people can do to contribute to the movement. We also talk about movies and TV shows that are worth watching. Here are some suggestions: 12 Years A Slave, Malcolm X, Selma, Do the Right Thing, Higher Learning, The Color Purple, Mudbound, Detroit, Roots, and Fruitvale Station.

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