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Lawyer Discusses How the Sports Industry Increasingly Lies at the Intersection of Law and Business

By Andrea Tarrab, University of Miami In Oct. 2022, Ivan Parron joined the members of the Media Management Association on Zoom to discuss current issues in sports media law. Born in Miami and raised in a family of Cuban immigrants, he shared with members anecdotes about growing up in his household, his upbringing, and what…
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Reasons for NBA Lottery Pick’s Release Becoming Clear, Per Legal Development

Tony Buzbee, of the Texas-based Buzbee Law Firm, has announced that he is representing former San Antonio Spurs Consulting Psychologist Dr. Hillary Cauthen and others, who allege that the Spurs’ former First Round pick Joshua Primo exposed himself to them. The team released Primo last week in a stunning move, providing little information about its…
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NCAA CLARIFIES INTERIM NIL POLICY

By Gregg E. Clifton, of Lewis Brisbois On October 26, the NCAA Division I Board of Directors unanimously approved a series of measures that had been supported by the Division I Council to specifically clarify how schools can actively become involved in name, image, and likeness (NIL) activities for their enrolled students. Acknowledging the continuing growth and…
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SHU Names Sports Lawyer as Associate AD of Compliance

A former member of the Sacred Heart University compliance staff, Charlie Tortorici, has returned to the Pioneers as its new associate athletic director for compliance. Tortorici spent the last two years as the assistant athletic director for compliance at Quinnipiac University. Prior to that, he was SHU’s director of compliance from August 2018 to January…
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LEAD1, MOAA, and The Black AD Alliance Coalition to Launch Initiative Examining Search Firm Placements and FBS Athletics Department Hiring Trends in Order to Increase Opportunities for Athletic Administrators and Coaches of Color

The LEAD1 Association (LEAD1), Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) and The Black AD Alliance, which formed a Coalition in April 2022 to bring college sports practitioners together to increase dialogue on DEI issues in college sports, today announced an initiative that “will examine search firm placements and FBS athletics department hiring trends on an annual…
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Heshka Bounces into Trampoline Law; Becomes Industry Expert

Jon Heshka, a professor specializing in liability avoidance and risk management in adventure sport at Thompson Rivers University in Canada, watched from afar as indoor trampoline parks became a phenomenon in the United States. By the time the industry was expanding north into Canada, Heshka was doing work in the field in the U.S., visiting…
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American Public Favors Code of Conduct for NBA Owners

With Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver under fire following revelations of racist language as well as inappropriate, “sex-related” comments and “inequitable treatment of women,” 75 percent of sports fans believe that a code of conduct for owners should be adopted, just as there is one for NBA players. Should NBA owners be subject…
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Mental Health and Wellness App Signs 10 Athletes to NIL Deals

AthleteTalk (AT), a mental health and wellness app for athletes, has announced that 10 college athletes have agreed to Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) opportunities as mental health lifestyle models. The first subject of 10 mental health lifestyle models will be featured in photos that capture the essence of mental health and wellness along with…
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International Federation of Sport Climbing Expresses Support for Iranian Athlete Who ‘Forgot’ Hijab

The International Federation of Sports Climbing (IFSC) has expresses support for Elnaz Rekabi, who competed over the weekend in the IFSC Asian Climbing Championships in Seoul, South Korea without wearing a hijab. In a statement, out noted: “The IFSC is fully aware of the news regarding Iranian athlete Elnaz Rekabi. There is a lot of…
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FAU’S SPORT MANAGEMENT MBA RANKED NO. 11 WORLDWIDE, PROGRAM MAINTAINS MOMENTUM AFTER RIORDAN’S UNTIMELY PASSING

By Paul Owers Florida Atlantic University’s MBA in Sport Management program improved to No. 11 worldwide for 2022 from No. 19 last year, according to SportBusiness, a London-based global intelligence service. Among U.S. schools, FAU jumped to No. 10 from 14. SportBusiness said the 11th annual rankings are based on two surveys, one by course officials and the other by…
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