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NCAA Seeking Director of Legal Affairs/Senior Counsel for Health & Safety and Compliance

Scott Bearby, General Counsel of the NCAA, is seeking senior counsel for the association, The job description follows: Job Function: The director of OLA will provide counseling to various national office and membership client groups. The position assists in the overall service offerings on all subject matters as a member of the NCAA national office legal…
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Breaking the ‘TV’ Law in Sports Bars

By Shelly Palmer The founders of Taiv had an idea: What if a sports bar owner could make an extra $500 every month by using technology to replace the commercials in TV broadcasts with commercials they sold themselves? It is an awesome idea. It is also a blatant theft of services. Free TV services that…
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Former Washington State University Head Football Coach Files a $25 million Claim with the Office of Risk Management

(Editor’s note: The following appeared exclusively in Sports Litigation Alert, which is available on a subscription basis. Subscribers to SLA have access to a searchable archive of more than 4,000 case summaries and articles.) By Dr. Robert J. Romano, JD, LLM, St. John’s University, Senior Writer In January of 2020, Coach Nick Rolovich was hired…
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FIFTY YEARS OF PROGRESS: THE LEGAL HISTORY OF TITLE IX

(Editor’s Note: The following is reprinted with permission of Lewis Brisbois) By Christina Stylianou “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Title IX, Education Amendments of…
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Football Australia appoints Mel Mallam as General Counsel

Football Australia announced today the appointment of Mel Mallam as General Counsel. Mallam returns to Australia having lived in Zurich, Switzerland for the past 15 years working with several global brands and will commence with Football Australia on 1 October 2022. As part of Mallam’s previous roles, she worked on two FIFA World Cups, the…
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First-ever NFL & NFLPA-Licensed Virtual Reality Game Hits the Street

The National Football League, the National Football League Players Association and StatusPRO, Inc., a sports technology and gaming company that uses NFL game data to create extended reality experiences, has announced the release of NFL PRO ERA, the first-ever NFL and NFLPA-licensed virtual reality (VR) simulation gaming title. The game, which will be available on…
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Sportradar Launches Athlete Wellbeing

Sportradar Integrity Services, a unit of Sportradar (NASDAQ: SRAD), has announced the launch of Athlete Wellbeing, a global program developed for leagues and federations, teams, and collegiate governing bodies to help support athletes and reduce the potential impact of sports betting on their mental health. The program will focus on prevention and education through a…
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BYU Issues Statement Suggesting Race-based Verbal Abuse at Volleyball Match Did Not Occur

BYU issued a statement Friday afternoon suggesting an investigation revealed that allegations that race-based heckling took place at a home volleyball match against Duke were unfounded. The statement follows below: As part of our commitment to take any claims of racism seriously, BYU has completed its investigation into the allegation that racial heckling and slurs took place…
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WWE® Names Maurice F. Edelson as Chief Legal Officer

WWE® (NYSE: WWE) announced today that Dan Ventrelle will join the company as EVP, Talent, and Maurice F. Edelson will join as EVP, Chief Legal Officer. Edelson brings to WWE nearly 25 years of legal and business experience within the media, arts and entertainment industries. He joins the company from The Juilliard School, where he served…
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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION MAKES DEMAND FOR RECOGNITION ON BEHALF OF MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS TO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

By Gregg E. Clifton, of Lewis Brisbois After rejecting overtures to expand their membership to include minor league players for years, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has announced that it has secured the support of more than 50% of potentially eligible minor league players in an effort to help them become the newest members…
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