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Knight Commission Appoints Duke University’s General Counsel as Co-Chair

Knight Foundation President and CEO Alberto Ibargüen has announced that Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics member Pamela Bernard will join Len Elmore and Arne Duncan as a co-chair of the Knight Commission. Bernard replaces Nancy Zimpher, who completed her eight-year term, including two years as co-chair, in December. “The Commission is deeply indebted to Nancy…
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Attorney Calls Out Hypocrisy in Texas’ Stance on Blocking Transgender Athletes

Chris Deubert, Senior Counsel at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP and senior writer for Hackney Publications, recently wrote the following: Texas is reportedly considering legislation that would ban transgender athletes from participating on athletic teams at colleges in Texas. Such a law would be a major deviation from the historical role played by the government…
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Hackney Publications Announces Sports Law Symposiums Happenings Initiative

Hackney Publications announced today that it is launching the Sports Law Symposiums Happenings initiative (SLSH), which will serve as a clearinghouse for sports law symposiums being held throughout the United States. SLSH will be made available for free at Hackney Publications’ LinkedIn page, where followers will be notified immediately about new symposiums, as well as…
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Esports Law Show Features William Dever of Harena Data in Latest Segment

The Esports Law Show (Podcast), hosted by sports law attorney Ellen Zavian, has posted its latest segment, featuring William Dever, the co-founder of Harena Data. Harena Data is a leading esports community aggregator, which affiliates with traditional sports organizations to build esports communities. The segment can be heard at  

SEC Cracks Down on Hall of Fame Basketball Player for Touting Crypto

NBA Hall of Famer Paul Pierce has been charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for unlawfully touting and making misleading statements about a crypto security on his social media accounts. This case has once again shed light on the issue of transparency and compliance in influencer marketing. The summary reads as follows: Between May 26, 2021,…
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Disgruntled Fantasy Football Player Sues DraftKings

(The following is shared from Sports Litigation Alert, the nation’s leading sports law periodical. The Alert publishes 24 times a year, and features five case summaries and eight to 10 articles in each issue. With a subscription, readers have access to an archive of more than 4,000 original case summaries and expert articles, like the one…
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Sports Law Expert Podcast Highlights Leading Sports Lawyer Bart Lambergman

Hackney Publications has announced that it has published its latest segment of the Sports Law Expert Podcast, with future releases set to be distributed on February 28 and March 15. Today’s guest is sports lawyer Bart Lambergman, general counsel and chief operating officer of LEAD1 Association, which represents the athletics directors of the 131-member schools of…
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BU researchers find CTE in 345 of 376 former NFL players studied

The Boston University CTE Center has annunced that they have now diagnosed 345 former NFL players with CTE out of 376 former players studied (91.7%). Among those diagnosed in the last year are two former players who once represented the teams paired in this Sunday’s Super Bowl LVII matchup – former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Rick Arrington,…
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Tulane Sports Law Alum Named Associate AD for NCAA Compliance

The Western Michigan Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and Director of Athletics Dan Bartholomae have announced the hiring of Kate Eshleman to the position of Associate Athletic Director for NCAA Compliance. Eshleman will serve as a member of the Athletic Director’s Senior staff, while overseeing WMU’s compliance department. “We are so thrilled to be adding Kate…
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Super Bowl Fans Can Partake in First-Ever Pop-Up Cannabis Festival

There have been many changes in American societal laws and attitudes in the past two decades, including gay marriage and abortion. One of the most dramatic changes has been the attitude toward cannabis. As of 2022, 21 states and Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational use for adults 21 years and older, while 37 states have…
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