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Zion Williamson v. Prime Sports: Round Three

(Editor’s Note: Below is an article from the latest Sports Litigation Alert. Occasionally, we share full or partial articles from other sports law periodicals produced by Hackney Publications) By Jeff Birren, Senior Writer Sports Litigation Alert has previously reported on the litigation between NBA player Zion Williamson and his one-time marketing agent, Prime Sports Marketing. …
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Attorney Tamika Tremaglio to Serve as Next NBPA Executive Director

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today the selection of Tamika L. Tremaglio as its next Executive Director, succeeding Michele Roberts upon her retirement at the end of the year. Tremaglio will be retiring as the Managing Principal of Deloitte’s Greater Washington practice, where she has served as a trusted advisor and consultant to…
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Arkansas State Hires Graduate of Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law as Women’s Basketball Director of Operations

Arkansas State University has announced the hire of Erin Campbell as director of basketball operations for the women’s program. Campbell joined the A-State staff after spending the last three years in the high school and junior high coaching ranks in Arkansas. Notably, she earned her masters of law in sports law and business from Arizona…
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Returning to School Sports Runs Low Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Say Experts

As students head back to school this fall, sports medicine physicians with Loyola Medicine say the risk of COVID-19 exposure among student athletes is low. According to Nathaniel Jones, MD, a sports medicine physician for Loyola Medicine, “Indoor contact sports and football see slightly increased risk of transmission, but the overall risk remains minimal, and…
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Arent Fox Advises Credit Karma in Jersey Patch Sponsorship with Houston Rockets

Arent Fox LLP served as outside counsel to Credit Karma, a consumer technology company, in a multi-year jersey patch sponsorship with the Houston Rockets that highlights its new Credit Karma Money platform. In addition to the jersey patch, the multi-year deal includes a substantial in-arena and online presence, and the support of team community engagement efforts, along…
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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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OKC Thunder Announce 15-Year Arena Naming Rights Agreement

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Paycom (NYSE: PAYC) have jointly announced an exclusive, 15-year naming rights partnership that will transform the downtown home of the Thunder into Paycom Center. The name change takes effect immediately, with exterior signage to be completed in time for the start of the 2021-22 Thunder season. For the new season, the…
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AEG Announces Sale of Phil Anschutz’ Minority Interest in Los Angeles Lakers to Los Angeles Dodgers Owners

AEG, a sports and live entertainment company, has announced that Los Angeles Dodgers owners, Mark Walter and Todd Boehly, have acquired Phil Anschutz’ 27% minority interest in the Los Angeles Lakers. The transaction has been approved by the Board of Governors of the NBA. “Since we first acquired the interest in the Lakers 25 years…
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Sports Management Professor Michael Ross Promoted to Chair at Shorter

Michael Ross, an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Shorter University, has been promoted to Department Chair of Sport Management at the university. In his new role, he will oversee the entire sport management department at Shorter, including its COSMA accredited online and traditional BBA degrees and our online MBA program. Ross has a Master…
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Hagens Berman Attorneys Issue Five Guiding Principles of Legislation of NCAA College Athlete Rights to Name, Image and Likeness

Hagens Berman, a national law firm “supporting the rights of college athletes” has issued five guiding principles to members of the Senate Commerce Committee as the committee considers a recently proposed bill proposed by Sen. Roger Wicker, which has “the potential to rob hundreds of thousands of college athletes of the rights to compensation” for…
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