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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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Spry CEO Lyle Adams Discusses the Charity ‘Opportunity’ in the Name, Image, and Likeness Movement in Collegiate Athletics

Lyle Adams, the founder and CEO of Spry Payment Systems, Inc. (Spry), the only company in the collegiate sports industry with a complete and market-ready Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) technology solution, was a guest speaker last week on the Champions of Philanthropy Student Symposium. A former college athlete, Adams discussed at the March 5…
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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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Charlotte Hornets Name Tamara Daniels as Its General Counsel

Hornets Sports & Entertainment (HSE) has announced that the organization has named Tamara Daniels Senior Vice President & General Counsel. Daniels, who will serve as a part of HSE’s executive leadership team and will advise and counsel across all areas within the organization, will begin her role with the franchise in February. Daniels joins the…
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Supreme Court to Decide NCAA Antitrust Case on College-Athlete Compensation

By Elizabeth McCurrach and Julian Perlman, of BakerHostetler On Dec. 16, 2020, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari and agreed to review two Ninth Circuit decisions affirming that the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) and several collegiate athletic conferences’ rules regarding compensation paid to college athletes violates Section 1 of the Sherman Act. NCAA…
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