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Sports Lawyer Reed-Francois Named as Mizzou’s Director of Athletics

The University of Missouri has announced that Desiree Reed-Francois, athletics director at UNLV, has been named as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics for the university. Reed-Francois has more than 25 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics and was the first Hispanic female and woman of color athletics director at the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level. She…
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More than 100 Sports Law Professors Now Use Sports Litigation Alert in the Classroom

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced last month that new tools have been  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. Shortly thereafter, several…
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Alicia Jessop Named Pepperdine University’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA

Alicia Jessop, associate professor of sport administration at Seaver College, has been named faculty athletics representative at Pepperdine University. Appointed by president Jim Gash (JD ’93), Jessop began serving in this role on August 1, 2021. As the faculty athletics representative, Jessop will serve as a liaison between University leadership, faculty, Pepperdine University Athletics, and…
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Greenspoon Marder Welcomes Sports Lawyer Bruce Siegal to Atlanta Office

Greenspoon Marder has announced the hire of Bruce B. Siegal as of counsel to the firm’s Entertainment, Media & Technology Industry Group in the Atlanta office. Siegal brings more than 30 years of sports industry and intellectual property experience to Greenspoon Marder. As of counsel to the firm’s Entertainment, Media & Technology Industry Group, Siegal focuses…
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NCAA Issues Statement After Board of Governors Receives Equity Report and Reaffirms Transgender Participation

Earlier this week, the NCAA Board of Governors “discussed three issues of importance to college sports: the gender equity review of NCAA championships by Kaplan, Hecker & Fink LLP, transgender athlete participation in NCAA championships, and the Association’s sexual violence policy.” Specifically, the board received the first report from Kaplan, Hecker & Fink’s gender equity review,…
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Allied Esports and NASCAR Announce Gaming Truck Event Tour

Allied Esports, a global esports entertainment company and a subsidiary of Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AESE), and NASCAR today announced an event tour that will bring gaming activations to racing fans in 2021. The Allied Esports Truck, North America’s first and only 18-wheel gaming truck, will make seven stops at NASCAR Cup Series race…
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Insights from Foley’s Webinar on Media, Digital, Broadcast and the Olympics

One hundred years ago this summer, we effectively celebrated the birth of sports media when Jack Dempsey knocked out France’s Georges Carpentier in Jersey City – marking the first multimillion-dollar boxing match, but also the first sporting event broadcasted on national radio. Some say this is the birth of sports media, and over the past…
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Greenberg Traurig Team Secures Sale for Kansas City Pioneers LLC to Shopify Rebellion and Helps Close Major Player Signings

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has advised the Kansas City Pioneers LLC, an emerging esports organization, on several fundraising, sponsorship, employment, corporate, and team-property acquisition and divestiture matters. Most recently, the firm supported the Pioneers in the sale of its previous Rocket League team to Shopify Rebellion, owned by the billion-dollar e-commerce company Shopify, Inc. The Greenberg…
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Sports Lawyers Association Hosts First In Person Event Since Pandemic

The Sports Lawyers Association “is excited to be back in person for the first time since February 2020. We will be kicking off the first of our in-person outreach events live from Chicago on August 13 at 6:30 pm. Join Karen Leetzow, US Soccer, Chief Legal Officer, Cliff Stein, Chicago Bears, General Counsel, SLA President,…
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Tech Company Partners with LSU Defensive End Ali Gaye in NCAA Endorsement Deal

airSlate, a leader in workflow automation solutions, today announced it has entered into an endorsement deal with Ali Gaye, a star defensive end for the LSU Tigers football team. airSlate is one of the first technology companies to complete an endorsement deal with an NCAA athlete, following the landmark June 29 U.S. Supreme Court ruling…
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