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Dr. John Malmo Named Faculty Athletics Representative

Dr. John Malmo has been appointed as the Christian Brothers University faculty athletics representative (FAR), the department announced on Friday, Aug. 5. Malmo, who is the Chair of Management and Marketing, will serve as the liaison between the faculty and athletics department, and will work with President Archer to ensure academic integrity and the welfare of student-athletes. He…
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NSU names Lawyer Deputy AD for Business and Finance/SWA

Northwestern State has named Sydney Jones its new Deputy Athletic Director for Business and Finance and its Senior Woman Administrator. Jones comes to NSU from soon-to-be fellow Southland Conference member Texas A&M-Commerce where she spent the past five months as the department’s Senior Associate Athletic Director for business services and SWA. Jones’ hiring is subject…
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Lamar University Hires Lawyer as New Director of Athletics

Lamar University has announced the selection of Jeff O’Malley, a lawyer, as the university’s new Director of Athletics. O’Malley joins Lamar after a highly successful 20-year tenure at Marshall University serving as the Associate Director of Athletics/Chief of Staff and liaison to the university’s General Counsel. O’Malley, who will take the reins of Lamar University…
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Champion Women, Others Sued for $250 million by Coach Banned by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for Sexually Abusing Underage Athletes, Seeks Help

(Editor’s note: The following was shared early this morning.) We’re being sued for $250 million by a coach banned by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexually abusing his underage athletes. Why us? We weren’t quiet; we told the volleyball community about his bans. Now we need a legal defense. We have launched a GoFundMe to pay…
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Goldstein & McClintock Recognized as a Leader in the Sports Law Field in ‘100 Law Firms’ List

Readers of Hackney Publications have identified Goldstein & McClintock, LLLP as one of a handful of law firms that are leaders in the sports law field in its annual Roster of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About.” Besides recognizing law firms for their achievements, the portal serves as a resource for…
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SRLA Presents Annual Awards to Sports Law Faculty at Annual Conference

The Sports and Recreation Law Association presented its annual awards to professors in the sports law field at its annual conference in Atlanta last month. SRLA presented its most prestigious award, the Professor Betty van der Smissen Leadership Award, to Dr. Sarah Young, of Indiana University. Dr. Andy Pittman, a long-time sports law professor at…
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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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McCarthy Leaves Athletics General Counsel Position to Become Deputy Director of Athletics at LIU

Paul McCarthy, an experienced senior athletics administrator and attorney with an extensive background in higher education has been named Deputy Director of Athletics at Long Island University. McCarthy is returning home to the tri-state area from his position as Athletics General Counsel in the University of Mississippi athletics department, and brings more than 25 years…
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NCAA Board of Governors Updates Transgender Participation Policy

Under fire because of a policy that allowed transgender athletes, who had gone through male puberty to compete against biological female athletes, the NCAA Board of Governors on Wednesday voted in support of a sport-by-sport approach to transgender participation that “preserves opportunity for transgender student-athletes while balancing fairness, inclusion and safety for all who compete.”…
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Athlete Licensing Company, LLC, Announces Deals With Three Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Collectives

Athlete Licensing Company (ALC) has announced partnerships with three collectives that have name, image and likeness (NIL) rights to Southeastern Conference (SEC) student-athletes, including the 2021 National Champion Mississippi State baseball players. The Legacy Group, headed by former MSU Associate Athletic Director Lee VanHorn, manages the NIL rights for Mississippi State University student-athletes. The company…
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