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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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Spurs Seeking Assistant General Counsel

Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E) is seeking an experienced attorney to join our family! The person in this role will manage corporate legal matters, examine, and draft business agreements, manage intellectual property, support corporate governance, company policy, human resources, and insurance matters. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the community we serve and…
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Sports Lawyers Association Announces Virtual Conference – SLA 2.0: Innovation During a Time of Change

The Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) has announced its 2021 conference as a fully virtual event that is scheduled for May 17-21. Here’s a glimpse of what attendees can expect: Pre-conference events, including Meet the Presidents: Past, Present, and Future and the annual Women in the SLA gathering Dynamic speaker lineups featuring some of the top…
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LEAD1 Announces NIL Institutional Publication with Hackney Publications

The LEAD1 Association (“LEAD1”), which represents the athletics directors of the 130-member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision (“FBS”), and Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, today announced the creation of a new publication to help athletic departments better navigate college sports name, image, and likeness (NIL) rule changes. The “LEAD1…
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NIL Technology Solution Provider Will Be the Presenting Sponsor for LEAD1 Association Meeting

Spry, the only company in the collegiate sports industry with a complete and market-ready Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) technology solution, will be the presenting sponsor at the LEAD1 Association’s Semi-Annual Meeting on April 14. LEAD1 represents the athletic directors of the 130-member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision and is an influential resource for its…
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It’s March, But the NCAA, Unlike Professional Leagues, Is Yet to Budge on Legal Sports Betting

By Andrew Silver, of Ifrah Law It is hard to believe that as recently as three years ago—prior to the Supreme Court’s May 2018 decision declaring that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was unconstitutional—Americans seeking to wager on the NCAA basketball tournament had to choose between either traveling to Nevada or wagering…
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The 2021 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium Set for Tuesday through Thursday

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law, will host its signature event virtually—the annual Sports Law Symposium—over three days: March 23, 24 and 25 . This year’s symposium, “Entering the New Sports Normal” will feature panel discussions on COVID-19 in sports; name, image,…
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