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Film Taps in to Whether Kansas City Chiefs Team Name Is Harmful

As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to host the AFC Championship game this Sunday, Rob Grabow, writer, producer, co-director, and lead actor in the indie film The Year of the Dog, which touches upon indigenous themes, asks audiences to consider the question, “Is the Kansas City Chiefs team name harmful?” The Year of the Dog, which…
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Sports Law Professor Ellen Staurowsky Named Editor-in-Chief of Title IX Alert

Dr. Ellen J. Staurowsky, Professor, Sports Media at the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, has accepted the role of Editor-in-Chief for Title IX Alert, a quarterly publication produced by Hackney Publications (HP). Dr. Staurowsky, a recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award three times (2002, 2009, and 2022), was already a Senior Writer for…
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ChampionWomen: Access to Female Athletes’ Locker Rooms Should Be Restricted to Female Athletes

From ChampionWomen this morning: Girls’ and women’s locker rooms have been designed exclusively for people who have female[1] bodies, and for good reasons. Those reasons include biological differences between women and men; women’s right to privacy; and protection from male violence against women in such forms as sexual harassment, assault, and rape. These reasons remain…
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Attorney Daniel Greene to Teach Sports Law as Adjunct at SUNY Cortland

Daniel Greene, an associate at Newman & Lickstein, will be teaching Sport Law at SUNY Cortland this Spring. Greene, a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law, thanked Ryan Vooris and Mark Dodds for “the opportunity. “Becoming an adjunct professor has been a goal of mine for a long time, and I am eternally grateful to John Wolohan, Tracy Trachsler, Dave Meluni, and Annie Millar for…
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Federal Court Rules in Favor of School District Holding No Property Right for Teachers in Coaching Positions

(Editor’s Note: Shared from the latest Sports Litigation Alert, this original, bylined article is an example of one of the five case summaries and eight to ten articles that appear in each Alert. Hackney Publications provides subscriptions to the Alert, which publishes every two weeks, to libraries, law firms, professors and students at various rates.…
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Hogan Lovells partner Matt Eisler named a ‘Sports Gaming and Entertainment Trailblazer’ by The National Law Journal

Hogan Lovells has announced that Denver partner Matt Eisler has been named a “Sports, Gaming, and Entertainment Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal. The annual list recognizes legal professionals who have made significant marks on the practice, policy, and advancements of sports, gaming, and entertainment law. As head of Hogan Lovells’s Global Sports practice, Eisler…
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Kirkland & Ellis Advised Iconic Sports on its Investment in Eagle Football

Kirkland & Ellis advised Iconic Sports on its investment in London-based group Eagle Football, which acquired a significant controlling stake in Olympique Lyonnais Groupe SA. This transaction creates one of the largest professional football groups in the world with interests in Olympique Lyonnais, Crystal Palace, Botafogo and RWD Molenbeek. The Kirkland team was led by…
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Sports Law Expert Podcast Highlights Sports Lawyer Robert Wallace of Thompson Coburn

Hackney Publications announced today that it has published its latest segment of the Sports Law Expert Podcast, with future releases set to be distributed on January 30 and February 15. Today’s guest is sports lawyer Robert (Bob) Wallace, chairman of Thompson Coburn’s Sports Law Practice. The segment can be heard here: https://anchor.fm/holt-hackney/episodes/A-visit-with-Sports-Lawyer-Bob-Wallace–of-Thompson-Coburn-e1sei66 “Bob is a…
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Female Athletes Secure Settlement Agreement Ensuring Michigan State University’s Title IX Compliance for Years to Come

Female student-athletes at Michigan State University capped a two-year battle against their school on Friday by securing an agreement guaranteeing that MSU will undergo a comprehensive Gender Equity Review, create a Gender Equity Plan, and bring all aspects of its intercollegiate athletic program into full Title IX compliance by the end of the 2026-2027 school…
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As Expected,. Sports Lawyer Kevin Warren Leaves Big Ten for President Post at Chicago Bears

Kevin Warren, a sports lawyer who rose within the ranks of the Minnesota Vikings (initially in the GC’s office) before assuming the Commissioner job at the Big Ten Conference, has moved back to the NFL. Specifically, Warren was named President of the Chicago Bears. Predictably, the conference was disappointed, but wished him well nonetheless. In…
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