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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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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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