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U.S. Government Joins States in Challenging NCAA’s Transfer Eligibility Rule

By Jared Medrano of Jackson Lewis The U.S. Department of Justice, alongside the District of Columbia and states of Mississippi, Virginia, Minnesota, joined seven other states in their antitrust challenge against the NCAA’s transfer eligibility rule. The rule blocks some student-athletes from immediately competing after transferring between colleges and has been a recent source of contention in the world…
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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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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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THE FINAL LEG OF THE NCAA’S AMATEURISM MODEL BUCKLES UNDER THE ASSOCIATION’S YEAR-END PROPOSAL TO MEMBER SCHOOLS

By Christina Stylianou & Gregg E. Clifton Following a three-year spell of changes in college sports and increased pressure to adapt its policies under the weight of aggressive state legislation and mounting litigation, the NCAA has now issued a proposal that acknowledges the cracks in the NCAA’s longstanding amateurism model. In a multi-page letter to his Division I…
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Seventeen Veteran Baseball Scouts Sue Baseball for Age Discrimination

(Editor’s Note: Below is an excerpt from an article from the most recent Sports Litigation Alert. The author, Ed Edmonds, is a Professor Emeritus of Law at the Notre Dame Law School. His scholarly interests include labor and antitrust issues in baseball.) By Ed Edmonds Seventeen veteran baseball scouts[1] filed an Age Discrimination in Employment Act…
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LEAD1 Shares Plans for its Upcoming 2023 Annual Fall Meeting: Shaping the Future of College Athletics

The LEAD1 Association, in some form or fashion, has been around for decades. But there have been few meetings by the organization, which represents college sports’ largest athletic departments, that has attracted as much anticipation as the Annual Fall Meeting, scheduled for later this month in Washington, D.C. In response to the evolving landscape of…
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Sports Law Expert Podcast Highlights Experienced Sports Lawyer Helen Maher of Cadwalader

Hackney Publications announced today that Helen Maher, who co-leads the sports law practice at Cadwalader, is the featured guests on the Sports Law Expert Podcast. The podcast segment can be heard here Going forward, those interested in being notified when a segment of the podcast goes live should keep following Sports Law Expert. The firm…
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Latest Issue of Sports Litigation Alert Touches on FTX, NIL, Coaching Contracts, Harvard Lawsuit and Many, Many Other Current Developments in Sports Law

Hackney Publications announced today that it was making its latest issue of Sports Litigation Alert, published on February 24, 2023, the new sample issue on the site, a reflection of the issue’s “strength,” according to Editor and Publisher Holt Hackney. “We pride ourselves on providing provocative insight and thought leadership on the sports law issues…
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Hackney Publications Introduces Tools that Make Sports Litigation Alert a Powerful Resource in the Sports Law Classroom

hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, has announced new tools are being 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. “There’s a challenge in sports law classes…
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Lawyer Discusses How the Sports Industry Increasingly Lies at the Intersection of Law and Business

By Andrea Tarrab, University of Miami In Oct. 2022, Ivan Parron joined the members of the Media Management Association on Zoom to discuss current issues in sports media law. Born in Miami and raised in a family of Cuban immigrants, he shared with members anecdotes about growing up in his household, his upbringing, and what…
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