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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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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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Greenberg Traurig’s Dana Hooper Procures New Balance Deal for Pro Soccer Player Rocky Rodríguez

Dana L. Hooper, a shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Phoenix office, negotiated and secured a multi-year contract extension with New Balance for professional soccer player Raquel “Rocky” Rodríguez. Rodríguez stars as a midfielder for the Portland Thorns in the National Women’s Soccer League and is one of the most decorated players in…
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MLS Commissioner Goes Public with Owners’ Position – ‘a fair proposal to a very difficult situation’ – in Stalled Negotiations

Don Garber, Commissioner of Major League Soccer, sent the following letter to “MLS Fans” this morning, highlighting three-quarters of the way down the fact that owners made “a fair proposal to a very difficult situation.” The letter: “On behalf of everyone at Major League Soccer and our clubs, I hope that despite the challenges we…
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Judge Denies Attempt by Glen Taylor, Owner of the MN Timberwolves, to Dismiss Lawsuit

In a lawsuit filed by Patrick Spearman, former CEO, and Kevin McHale, former General Manager of the MN Timberwolves, along with other Envoy investors, a District Judge denied Glen Taylor’s attempt to dismiss claims for fraud and other causes of action Taylor is facing in connection with Envoy Medical. Mr. Taylor is the owner of…
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Program Elimination Clauses in College Coaching Contracts

(Editor’s Note: What follows is an excerpt from Sports Litigation Alert. It is one of more than a dozen article s that appear issue. The Alert publishes every two weeks and is available by subscription here.) By Robert J. Romano, St. John’s University, Division of Sports Management During the 2019 football season, NCAA member institutions…
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Gewirtz, Yavner, and Eisler Highlight a ‘Conversation on Sports and the Law’

BSE Global – which manages and operates Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets, its NBA G League  team, the Long Island Nets, and its NBA 2K League affiliate  (NetsGC) – will host a webinar on November 11, starting at 5 p.m. EST, entitled a Conversation on Sports and the Law Headlining the list of speakers are…
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Wake Forest Athletics Partners with Spry for Name, Image, and Likeness Compliance Management

Following last week’s announcement detailing Wake Forest Athletics “STRIDE” initiative, Wake Forest Athletics has announced its partnership with Spry to help its compliance and administrative staff, and student-athletes stay compliant with NCAA rules with regards to the emerging and rapidly changing Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) landscape. “We are honored to partner with Spry,” Director…
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