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Miami Law Comes in 2nd at the 10th Annual Tulane Professional Football Negotiation Competition

By Michelle Valencia Three Miami Law Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law JD/LL.M. Program students made their mark in sports negotiation. John Glaser, CJ Olson, and Colsen Centner placed second among 48 teams at the 10th annual Tulane Professional Football Negotiation Competition. Over two days, the trio went through six rounds, representing the player and the team three…
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Charles Widger School of Law Sports Law Negotiation Team Wins International Baseball Arbitration Competition

Three members of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Sports Law Negotiation Team, were awarded first place at Tulane University’s 17th Annual International Baseball Arbitration Competition, held in January at Tulane’s campus in New Orleans. Third-year Law students Alex Schaff and David Brake and second-year Law student Alyssa Rodarte defeated 40 teams of law students…
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Donna Lopiano and the Drake Group Applaud the ‘Fair Play for Women Act’

On February 7, 2024, National Girls and Women in Sports Day, U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy (CT-D) and U.S. Representative Alma Adams (NC-12-D) introduced the Fair Play for Women Act in the 118th Congress. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MS-03) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1) co-sponsored the legislation. Donna A. Lopiano,…
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LEGAL ANALYSIS – NLRB REGIONAL DIRECTOR DETERMINES THAT DARTMOUTH’S MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS ARE EMPLOYEES

By Christina Stylianou & Gregg Clifton of Lewis Brisbois Late last year, the Dartmouth men’s basketball team filed a petition with Region 1 of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) seeking to become union members. The petition sought to allow the 15 members of the team, excluding managers and supervisors, to join and become members of the…
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Drake Group Presents an Alternative Framework for NCAA Governance

From the Drake Group: On December 5, 2023, NCAA President Baker proposed a new Division I tier in which schools would be required to pay at least 50 percent of their male and female athletes a minimum of $30,000 annually and have no limits on how much schools could pay individual athletes for use of…
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Stellenbosch University Awards Honorary Doctorate to Sports Law Expert Ken Shropshire

Stellenbosch University (SU) recently awarded an honorary doctorate to leading sports law and sports business expert Professor Kenneth Shropshire. Shropshire, who is from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, received the degree Doctor of Commerce, honoris causa, on Thursday (14 December 2023) at the graduation ceremony for the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.…
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NCAA Suspends Transfer Eligibility Rule After Court Ruling

By Jared Medrano of Jackson Lewis A federal court ruling has forced the NCAA to suspend its transfer eligibility rule, bringing temporary relief to college athletes seeking to transfer schools without sitting out a year of competition. The rule, which requires certain Division I athletes who transfer schools to defer a year of competitive eligibility, was challenged in…
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Tennessee Law School Spotlights a Student Seeking a Career in Sports Law

In her time at UT Law, 3L Bryce Bradley has thoughtfully selected courses and experiences that marry her two loves: sports and business. As she approaches graduation this spring, she is well-prepared for a career in sports law. A Family-Inspired Interest in Entrepreneurship, Sports “My family has an entrepreneurial spirit that goes back several generations,”…
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Hackney Publications Partners with North Carolina Coaches Association to Deliver Legal Issues in High School Athletics to Its Membership

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, has announced a partnership with the North Carolina Coaches Association (NCCA) to deliver one of its longest tenured publications, Legal Issues in High School Athletics (LIHSA), to the NCCA’s membership. With more than 6,000 members, the Association exists “to promote and improve athletics in North Carolina’s public…
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Canes Connection Named ‘Official’ NIL Collective of University of Miami Athletics

The University of Miami Athletics announced last week that Canes Connection is now its Official Name, Image & Likeness (NIL) Collective. Legends, which manages corporate sponsorships and multimedia rights for UM Athletics, facilitated the partnership with Canes Connection. “We are excited to announce that Canes Connection is our Official NIL Collective,” Vice President/Director of Athletics…
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