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OKC Thunder Announce 15-Year Arena Naming Rights Agreement

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Paycom (NYSE: PAYC) have jointly announced an exclusive, 15-year naming rights partnership that will transform the downtown home of the Thunder into Paycom Center. The name change takes effect immediately, with exterior signage to be completed in time for the start of the 2021-22 Thunder season. For the new season, the…
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Todd McNair vs. NCAA Resolved in Confidential Settlement Agreement

Legal counsel for both the plaintiff and the defense have reached a confidential settlement that ends litigation in the case of Todd McNair vs. NCAA. Attorneys for Todd McNair and the National Collegiate Athletic Association(NCAA) are issuing the following joint statement and will not comment any further on the matter: “After ten years of litigation, both sides have come…
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Hackney Publications Introduces Tools that Make Sports Litigation Alert a Powerful Resource in the Sports Law Classroom

Hackney Publications (HP), the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced today that new tools are being added to Sports Litigation Alert (Alert), a periodical that has been used in sports law classrooms for more than 15 years, which will make it even more useful for professors and their college students. “There’s a challenge…
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Race, Politics Divide Americans on Sports Issues

Although some people may yearn for sports to be free of political or racial divisiveness, a new study shows how impossible that dream may be. Researchers found that Americans’ views on two hot-button issues in sports were sharply divided by racial, ethnic and political identities. In addition, their opinions on topics unrelated to sports, like…
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Sports Lawyer Ellen Ferris Promoted to Senior Associate Commissioner for Governance and Compliance at AAC

American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced the promotion of Ellen Ferris to the position of Senior Associate Commissioner for Governance and Compliance. Ferris had served as Associate Commissioner for Governance and Compliance since she joined The American in 2013. She oversees all compliance and governance matters for the conference and provides leadership and…
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Raiders GC Dan Ventrelle Bumped Up to Interim President in Wake of Departure

The Las Vegas Raiders have announced the resignation of the team’s President Marc Badain and the Elevation of General Counsel Dan Ventrelle to Interim President In a statement, Raiders Owner Mark Davis announced Badain’s departure and Ventrelle’s ascension.  Ventrelle has been with the team for 17 years and currently is the executive vice president and…
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Austin FC Taps Austin’s Robust Tech Sector for a Sponsor

Austin FC has announced that NI (NASDAQ: NATI) has secured entitlement of the NI Suite Level at Q2 Stadium in a multi-year partnership that sees the Austin technology company join forces with Austin FC, the city’s Major League Soccer Club and first major league property. As part of the partnership, NI will also be the…
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‘Equal Pay for Team USA’ Act Reintroduced Ahead of Tokyo Olympics

By Doriyon C. Glass and Gregg E. Clifton , of Jackson Lewis   Legislation recently reintroduced by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joins a growing number of federal bills on pay equity for female athletes. The “Equal Pay for Team USA” Act of 2021, first introduced in 2019, would require equal…
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AEG Announces Sale of Phil Anschutz’ Minority Interest in Los Angeles Lakers to Los Angeles Dodgers Owners

AEG, a sports and live entertainment company, has announced that Los Angeles Dodgers owners, Mark Walter and Todd Boehly, have acquired Phil Anschutz’ 27% minority interest in the Los Angeles Lakers. The transaction has been approved by the Board of Governors of the NBA. “Since we first acquired the interest in the Lakers 25 years…
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Race, Politics Divide Americans on Sports Issues

Although some people may yearn for sports to be free of political or racial divisiveness, a new study shows how impossible that dream may be. Researchers found that Americans’ views on two hot-button issues in sports were sharply divided by racial, ethnic and political identities. In addition, their opinions on topics unrelated to sports, like…
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