The NCAA has voted to modify its existing rules dramatically to permit high school baseball players drafted in the Major League Baseball (MLB) amateur draft to hire agents to negotiate contracts with the Major League teams that drafted the players, without sacrificing college eligibility should they fail to successfully negotiate a professional contract.

The NCAA’s

The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) has approved significant changes to the Uniform Athlete Agents Act (UAA) at its recent annual meeting.

The UAA, first adopted in 2000, has been enacted in 40 states, as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Laws similar to the UAA have been enacted by several

For the first time since October 1, 2010, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has enacted a series of amendments to its regulations governing player agents. Approved during the MLBPA’s recent annual Executive Board meeting in Orlando, the amendments address the union’s ongoing effort to improve the quality and knowledge of agent applicants. Each

Reacting to improper agent interactions with undergraduate student-athletes, the University of Washington and The University of North Carolina have enacted and formally introduced amended agent regulations. Both schools are adding new rules that restrict agent interaction with student-athletes.  The University of Washington’s policy also contains restrictions on financial advisors and their associates.

The University of

Oklahoma has passed legislation modifying its version of the Uniform Athlete Agents Act (UAAA) to impose stricter penalties on a broader range of persons.  Authored by President Pro Tem Brian Bingman (R-Sapulpa) and Rep. Todd Thomsen (R-Ada), the Sports Agent Act (HB 1586) expands the definition of “agent” and imposes six-figure fines and extended jail

The elimination of the National Football League Player Association’s regulatory authority over agents following the union’s decertification has prompted several states and universities to take a closer look at their laws and rules to ensure maximum protection for their student-athletes.

At the university level, in communications to all agents who served as Certified Contract Advisors