Category: Coronavirus

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Jim Perzik, Long-Time Los Angeles Lakers GC, Dies of COVID

James L. (Jim) Perzik, a sports lawyer who was active in leadership roles with the Los Angeles Lakers has died at the age of 91. The cause of death was reportedly complications arising from COVID 19. Perzik began his career with the Lakers in 1991 as the team’s general counsel. In a statement, the Perzik…
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Ivy League Cancels Winter Sports

The Ivy League Council of Presidents has decided that league schools will not conduct intercollegiate athletics competition in winter sports during the 2020-21 season. In addition, the Ivy League will not conduct competition for fall sports during the upcoming spring semester. Lastly, intercollegiate athletics competition for spring sports is postponed through at least the end…
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Morgan Lewis Attorney Writes About How the Change in US Administration May Affect the Sports Industry

Elizabeth C. Polido, an associate in the New York office of Morgan Lewis, just published the following timely piece on the firm’s site: “President-elect Joseph Biden has indicated that he will make significant changes to the policies and practices of the prior administration that will impact the public and employers, including in the sports industry.…
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The Big Ten’s Original Decision Not to Play Football Was Based on Bad Science, Study Says Myocarditis Linked to COVID-19 Is ‘Rare’

A study conducted by Richard Vander Heide, MD, PhD, Professor and Director of Pathology Research at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Marc Halushka, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, suggests myocarditis caused by COVID-19 may be a relatively rare occurrence. Their findings are published online in…
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Florida AD Says Student Athletes Will Undergo ‘Full Cardiac Evaluation’ Upon Return

University of Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin sent a COVID Update out this morning to the “Gator Nation” about the football program, which was forced to cancel its game with LSU last weekend and Missouri this weekend because of the virus. “Not only have the Gators Sports Health Staff continued telehealth appointments with the players…
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Questions Abound Regarding Young Athletes, Heart Disease and COVID-19

Reports that some young athletes testing positive for COVID-19 also had increased rates of heart swelling have concerned sports medicine physicians around the country. “SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, has an affinity for the heart through ACE2 receptors, and this may be responsible for heart inflammation,” said Irfan Asif, M.D., a sports medicine physicians…
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National Sports Law Institute Fall Conference Set for Friday, October 16

The National Sports Law Institute’s Annual Fall conference will take place online on Microsoft Teams on Friday, October 16, 2020. This year’s conference will focus on Perspectives from a Sports Law Faculty, and feature our own Sports Law Program faculty members, many who are members of this association, along with a few other alums, discussing…
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College Football Team Cancels Game Because of COVID Test – It Was a False Positive

By Peter Dawson COVID-19 continues to loom large over the country and the sport of college football in some of the strangest ways. Notre Dame’s issues with the virus are, according to head coach Brian Kelly, a result of a pregame meal and a vomiting player. Last Week, The University at Buffalo said 25 athletes,…
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More Positive Tests Lead NFL to Postpone Patriots-Chiefs Game

Its going from bad to worse for the NFL. Late this morning, the league issued the following statement: ​The New England-Kansas City game scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday will be rescheduled to Monday or Tuesday after positive COVID-19 tests on both teams. In consultation with infectious disease experts, both clubs are working closely with…
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Ohio State Study Shows Cardiac MRI Effective in Identifying Myocarditis in Athletes

A cardiac MRI is effective in identifying inflammation of the heart muscle in athletes and can help determine when those who have recovered from COVID-19 can safely return to play in competitive sports, according to a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The research is published online in JAMA…
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