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Sports Law Professor to Coach Hockey Team

Hiram Athletics has announced the addition of three new varsity sports, including one that will be coached by a sports law professor. Dr. Jeffrey Curto, a member of the Sports and Recreation Law Association, will coach the school’s first men’s ice hockey team in Hiram history, which begins play in the 2025-26 season. “I’m honored…
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Sports Lawyer to Lead Compliance at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte Director of Athletics Mike Hill has announced the promotion of Katie Renaut, who has a law degree from Elon, as Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Student-Athlete Development. Renaut was previously the school’s Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance. Renaut got her start in athletics compliance with the ACC and she also worked for…
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Santa Clara Law Offering New Certificate in Sports Law

Santa Clara University School of Law will begin offering a certificate in sports law starting this fall. The new certificate program is the only of its kind offered by Bay Area law schools, and among only a few available at California law schools. Students will engage in focused coursework, writing, and professional networking with sports-law…
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New Service Offering is Expanding the Sport & Tourism Horizon

Cimarron Global Solutions, a U.S.-based leader in sport and tourism research and strategy, and Quantum Consultancy, a sport and entertainment advisory firm based in the U.K., announced today a partnership that the companies claim will “transform the international sport event hosting landscape across North America. This alliance brings together the expertise of two industry leaders to…
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Firm Launches Sports Law Practice Group

Flaster Greenberg, a mid-sized commercial law firm, has announced the launch of its Sports Law Practice Group in partnership with its Business and Corporate Law, Insurance Counseling & Recovery, Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Labor & Employment Departments. The firm’s Sports Law Practice Group offers “the sophisticated and focused services of attorneys who understand the unique…
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Sports Lawyer Named NCAA Vice President of the Eligibility Center

The NCAA has announced that Michele Osborne, currently serving as managing director of the NCAA’s office of legal affairs, has been named the NCAA’s new vice president of the Eligibility Center. She brings more than 18 years of experience practicing law and working with collegiate athletics departments and administrators. “I am excited to lead the Eligibility Center at…
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Athletic Directors Must Confront Double Standard Used for Female Employees

Julie Sommer, Executive Director of The Drake Group Education Fund (TDGEF), has called upon higher education leaders, coaches, and athletic directors, to confront “the epidemic of unfair treatment of female coaches and administrators in college athletic programs.” “We must confront the reality that female coaches and administrators are still being unfairly treated because of their…
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Hackney Publications Announces Saul Ewing as Law Firm Partner for Esports and the Law

Hackney Publications (HP), the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, has announced that Saul Ewing will be the exclusive law firm sponsor of Esports and the Law (ESL) for the next year. HP also revealed that Drexel University and its Esport Business BSBA team will become the university partner of the publication. “Saul Ewing…
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Directly Paying Student-Athletes Opens ‘New World’ of Intercollegiate Athletics

By Charles Anzalone The recent settlement between the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Power Five conferences paving the way for schools to pay student-athletes is no less than a “watershed moment in the history of collegiate athletics,” says University of Buffalo sports law expert Helen “Nellie” Drew. The landmark agreement is new, so it…
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Sports Law Expert Podcast Features Spencer Fane Attorney Peter Goplerud

Hackney Publications (HP) has announced that Peter Goplerud, of counsel in the Higher Education Practice Group at Spencer Fane, was interviewed earlier this month on the Sports Law Expert Podcast. The segment can be heard here. Prior to sitting down for the interview, Goplerud had moderated a panel on NIL at the annual conference of…
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