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Webinar Addresses ‘College Athletes’ Freedom of Speech and Expression – or the Lack Thereof’

The Drake Group Webinar Series continues with an April 21 event that addresses ‘Critical Issues in Collegiate Athletics. Hosted by 2aDays, the panelists will explore “how rights of free speech operate in the context of intercollegiate athletics including speech used abusively by athletes, athletes protesting abuse by coaches, trainers, or other university staff, athletes engaging…
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Who’s At Fault When 21 Ultramarathoners Die in a Race?

(Editor’s Note: The following is shared from the archives of Sports Litigation Alert, the nation’s leading sports law periodical.) By Jon Heshka, Associate Professor at Thompson Rivers University On May 22, 2021, 21 ultramarathoners died in the world’s single largest mass casualty incident during a race. It occurred in the Yellow River Stone Forest Park…
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Former Professional Hockey Player Secures $160,000 So He Can Start His Own Business

Burns Funding, an alternative funding company started by serial entrepreneur Peter J. Burns III, is fulfilling the dream of a former National Hockey League player, determined to transition from accomplished professional athlete to successful entrepreneur. Houston native Blair Stewart played ten years of professional hockey, much of it in the world’s most prestigious professional hockey…
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LEAD1 to Host Virtual Forum – ‘Everything You Need to Know about the NIL and International College Athlete Issue’ – on April 19

LEAD1 will continue to host a number of virtual forums for ADs, coaches, administrators and other stakeholders to guide them how to navigate complex and uncharted new realities, including one on April 19 that addresses “Everything You Need to Know about the NIL and International College Athlete Issue.” The session is described as follows: “When…
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Readers of Hackney Publications Recognize Mintz as a Leader in the Sports Law Field in Its Annual ‘100 Law Firms’ List

Hackney Publications announced today that its readers have identified Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. as one of a handful of law firms that are leaders in the sports law field in its annual Roster of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About.” Besides recognizing law firms for their achievements, the…
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Texas Rangers General Counsel Leaves Post to Join New York Mets

Katherine Pothier is coming home. Pothier, who spent six years with the Texas Rangers and eight years with the San Diego Padres, has reportedly been named the chief legal officer of the New York Mets. A New jersey native and graduate of Rutgers Law School, she replaces David Cohen, who left last year following an…
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Gabelli School of Business Announces Launch of Sports Business Initiative

Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business has launched the Gabelli Sports Business Initiative to explore, debate and propose solutions to the many important issues involving the sports industry. The Initiative, to be led by Mark Conrad, Associate Professor of Law and Ethics and a longtime writer and observer of the industry, will bring together experts…
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Champion Women, Others Sued for $250 million by Coach Banned by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for Sexually Abusing Underage Athletes, Seeks Help

(Editor’s note: The following was shared early this morning.) We’re being sued for $250 million by a coach banned by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexually abusing his underage athletes. Why us? We weren’t quiet; we told the volleyball community about his bans. Now we need a legal defense. We have launched a GoFundMe to pay…
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Celebration of Life for Sports Business Professor Jim Riordan Set for April 28

By Paul Owers Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business will hold a Celebration of Life on April 28 for Jim Riordan, Ph.D., who founded FAU’s MBA in Sport Management Program in 2000. The event will be held at 5 p.m. on the Hyundai Deck at FAU Stadium. Food and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP here.…
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Hackney Publications Recognizes Herrick as a Leader in the Sports Law Field in Its Second Annual ‘100 Law Firms’ List

Hackney Publications has announced that its readers have identified Herrick, Feinstein LLP as one of a handful of law firms that are leaders in the sports law field in its annual Roster of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About.” Besides recognizing law firms for their achievements, the portal serves…
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