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Relevant Sports, LLC v. U.S. Soccer Fed’n., Inc.: If You Don’t Succeed at First, Replead

(What follows is a story from the archives of Sports Litigation Alert, the nation’s leading sports law periodical.) By Jeff Birren, Senior Writer Introduction Relevant Sports, LLC. (“Relevant”) provides advertising and marketing services and is owned by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross.  Its website proclaims that it is “The Premier Soccer Events and Media Company…
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Hackney Publications Announces Second Annual ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

100lawfirms.com is portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. Hackney Publications announced today the second annual “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced…
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The Disintegration of the NCAA: The Price of Rejecting National Governance

The Drake Gorup will hold provocative webinar on Wednesday, February 24, starting at 2 p.m. EST and lasting till 3:30 p.m. To register for the event, go here. For details, see below. “Since 1909, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has been the primary voice and largest national athletics governance association for four-year colleges and…
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Sports Litigation Alert Reports on the Full Breadth of the Sports Law Industry with Timely, Insightful Articles in Last Two Issues

Beneficiaries of the Alert include both the private sector and higher education, where professors use the Alert with thousands of sports law students. As Hackney Publications closes in on the completion of its 18th year of publishing Sports Litigation Alert, publisher Holt Hackney is especially proud of the last two issues. “We’re touching on every…
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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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Tokyo 2021: the Games and the impact of COVID-19

By Louise Schwartzkoff, University of Sydney Faster, higher, stranger. Tokyo 2021 will be unusual in many ways. Sydney researchers discuss the COVID-19 Games, and why the Olympics (mostly) go on, even in the toughest of circumstances. The show that (almost always) goes on “What’s amazing is how often the Games go on, in the face…
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Lopiano, Drake Group Suggests NCAA ‘Cannot Survive’ After Scotus Ruling

The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision this week in NCAA v. Alston advanced the interests of college athletes and sent a clear message to the NCAA: enactment by the NCAA of any governance rule that has an economic impact will likely precipitate antitrust scrutiny from the federal courts, according to the Drake Group and Donna Lopiano, President…
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Hackney Publications Recognizes Sports Law Profession with ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

Hackney Publications announced today the launch of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. The firms are listed alphabetically, an ode to the difficulty in actually ranking such…
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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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