An Analysis of Sports Agent Regulation in Intercollegiate Athletics: A Call for Cooperation

Ross Viltz, Chad Seifried, Jeremy Foreman
2014 Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport  
The purpose of this article is to review the current environment associated with agents, student-athletes and the other parties involved with the organization and management of intercollegiate sport and to discuss how these groups can better work together at Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) institutions. Within, a total of 29 (23.2%) of the 125 Division-1 FBS universities responded to our request to provide institutional literature on their agent policies and Agent Days. Results from
more » ... his request and analysis of documents show some effort to educate student-athletes about sport agents and to create an ethical environment but more could be done. Next, this work sought to review the realities/outcomes of unethical agent and student-athlete relationships and explain the policies and practices of the NCAA as well as federal and state laws regarding agent and student-athlete interaction. Finally, this work offers a variety of suggestions/recommendations to better protect student-athletes and institutions.
doi:10.1123/jlas.2014-0004 fatcat:r4cz7qlqbzdypavqo57og56phy