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Fifty-one Percent of Americans Agree Paying College Athletes Should Be Allowed

More Americans than not believe that college athletes should be allowed to be paid more than what it costs them to go to school, a new national study of nearly 4,000 people suggests. Findings from the National Sports and Society Survey (NSASS), led by researchers at The Ohio State University, suggest that 51 percent of…
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NCAA Seeks Review of Alston/Grant-in-Aid Case

The NCAA’s Chief Legal Officer Donald M. Remy issued the following statement this morning: “Today, the NCAA asked the U.S. Supreme Court to grant review of the Alston/Grant-in-Aid case. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is applying antitrust laws to NCAA student-athlete rules inconsistently with other federal circuits and indeed the Supreme Court itself.…
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National Sports Law Institute Fall Conference Set for Friday, October 16

The National Sports Law Institute’s Annual Fall conference will take place online on Microsoft Teams on Friday, October 16, 2020. This year’s conference will focus on Perspectives from a Sports Law Faculty, and feature our own Sports Law Program faculty members, many who are members of this association, along with a few other alums, discussing…
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United Steelworkers Prod Congress to Create College Athletes’ Bill of Rights

The United Steelworkers (USW) union announced yesterday its full support for a legislative framework for a comprehensive College Athletes’ Bill of Rights put forth by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). In a letter to members of the U.S. Senate, USW International President Tom Conway urged senators to support the framework, which includes proposals to allow athletes to secure…
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A look at recent student athlete name, image and likeness legislation

By Bob Wallace, Jr. and Matthew Misichko of Thompson Coburn Since at least 2015 and the decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the question of student-athletes’ right to profit off his or her name, image and likeness (“NIL”) has been hotly debated, and part of the overarching discussion about student-athlete compensation. Student-athletes and advocacy…
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Drake Group: College Athletes Should Give U.S. Senate NIL Bill a Failing Grade

The Drake Group has been critical of different Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) bills currently being considered by state legislatures across the country, calling for a strong federal bill to protect college athletes’ outside employment rights. However, the Fairness in Collegiate Athletics Act, proposed by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida on June 18, should…
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Latest Issue of Esports and the Law Examines New Litigation, Profiles Attorneys

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced today the availability of the spring issue of Esports and the Law (ESL). The latest issue features the following articles: Players Take a Stand and Secure a Legal Victory in Esports Case Court Grants Summary Judgment for Video Game Publisher in Tattoo Copyright Case…
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Winston & Strawn LLP: Class Counsel In NCAA Athlete Compensation Case Oppose Conference Request For Antitrust Exemption

In late May, the “Power 5” conferences in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) requested, in a letter to Congressional leaders, that Congress enact legislation granting them and other NCAA members an antitrust exemption in connection with their continued desire to restrict the ability of college athletes to market their own name, image and likeness…
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Jackson Lewis’ Clifton Co-Hosting ‘COVID-19: The Current and Potential Impact to the World of Sports’

MLB, NCAA, NBA . . . the sports world is not immune from the impact of COVID-19. This podcast series will help you make some sense of it all, share thoughts on what you should be doing now and, in the future, to prepare for the resumption of sporting events. The three-part podcast series is sponsored…
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Sports Lawyers Association Conference Is Cancelled

From SLA President Bobby Hacker: Dear SLA Members: As we represent the entire sports world it is only fitting that we act in a like manner, therefore, we are cancelling this year’s conference in Miami. This was not an easy decision and it weighed heavily upon the executive committee as well as the entire board…
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