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The Atlantic East Conference Turns to Spry to Manage Compliance with the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) Movement

The Atlantic East Conference and Spry announced Thursday a conference-wide partnership to help each school manage the NIL compliance landscape.  In a proactive move, conference leadership will assist in providing Spry software to all seven of the Atlantic East schools. “We are excited to partner with Spry, an industry leader in the NIL space, to…
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JSEL Publishes Latest Issue, with a Special Focus on Alston

The most recent issue of JSEL is now available online. This iteration examines the Supreme Court’s recent decision in NCAA v. Alston  as well as features short essays from Professors Jodi Balsam (Brooklyn Law), Richard Friedman (Michigan Law), Matthew Mitten (Marquette Law), George Priest (Yale Law), and Andrew Zimbalist (Smith College). It also includes a…
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Sports Lawyer Anthony Martinez To Lead Compliance at Grand Canyon University

Anthony Martinez is the newest addition to the Grand Canyon athletics department leadership, taking on the role of Associate Athletic Director for Compliance. Martinez spent the last four years at San Diego, most recently serving as the Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance. In his role at GCU, Martinez will lead the department’s compliance efforts…
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Sport Law Professor Gil Fried Joins University of West Florida Faculty

The University of West Florida (UWF, Pensacola, FL) has announced that Gil Fried has joined the faculty in the College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS), starting in the fall 2021 semester.  Professor Fried will not just teach sport management courses, but will also Chair the Administration & Law Department, which includes sport management, construction…
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Mike McIntyre Named Legislative Committee Co-Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Sports and Entertainment Law Section.

Attorney Mike McIntyre of Ward & Smith has been named Legislative Committee Co-Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Sports and Entertainment Law Section. McIntyreHe has served in this role handling federal affairs for the last six years and has been nominated and reappointed each year. The Sports and Entertainment Law Section includes lawyers who…
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Sports Law Professor Named Dean of Niagara University College of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Bridget Niland has been named dean of Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Niland comes to NU from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo/Project Play WNY, where she served as the director of Project Play Western New York, a collaborative effort with the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Youth Sports Initiative to provide children…
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Long Island Nets Receive NBA G League Award for Social Responsibility For 2020-21 Season

The Long Island Nets received the NBA G League Social Responsibility Award for their “Team Up for Unity” community program that aims to combat racism in high school sports on Long Island. The award recognizes excellence for team business and social responsibility, and the winner is chosen by a committee of league and team executives.…
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Leading Organizations Endorse Aspen Institute’s Children’s Bill of Rights in Sports

Several dozen of the most influential organizations in the sport and nonprofit sectors have officially endorsed the Children’s Bill of Rights in Sports, drafted by the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society Program to create a shared cultural understanding about the right of all youth to play and to develop through sports. Written with the aid…
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Arent Fox Advises Credit Karma in Jersey Patch Sponsorship with Houston Rockets

Arent Fox LLP served as outside counsel to Credit Karma, a consumer technology company, in a multi-year jersey patch sponsorship with the Houston Rockets that highlights its new Credit Karma Money platform. In addition to the jersey patch, the multi-year deal includes a substantial in-arena and online presence, and the support of team community engagement efforts, along…
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NCAA Changes Prompt Campbell Law School to Launch Sports Law Clinic

When the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced its decision to allow athletes to profit from the commercial use of their names, images or likenesses (NIL), the move opened up a Pandora’s Box of legal implications for student athletes, many of whom cannot afford to hire an agent to represent their interests. That’s why Campbell…
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