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Gabelli School of Business Announces Launch of Sports Business Initiative

Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business has launched the Gabelli Sports Business Initiative to explore, debate and propose solutions to the many important issues involving the sports industry. The Initiative, to be led by Mark Conrad, Associate Professor of Law and Ethics and a longtime writer and observer of the industry, will bring together experts…
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Celebration of Life for Sports Business Professor Jim Riordan Set for April 28

By Paul Owers Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business will hold a Celebration of Life on April 28 for Jim Riordan, Ph.D., who founded FAU’s MBA in Sport Management Program in 2000. The event will be held at 5 p.m. on the Hyundai Deck at FAU Stadium. Food and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP here.…
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SRLA Presents Annual Awards to Sports Law Faculty at Annual Conference

The Sports and Recreation Law Association presented its annual awards to professors in the sports law field at its annual conference in Atlanta last month. SRLA presented its most prestigious award, the Professor Betty van der Smissen Leadership Award, to Dr. Sarah Young, of Indiana University. Dr. Andy Pittman, a long-time sports law professor at…
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UNH Is Seeking Director of Legal Graduate Programs

A new faculty position has opened up at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law for Director of Legal Graduate Programs. The person hired will need to be an attorney. They will have a mix of teaching and administrative responsibilities related to the school’s grad programs. They will be based in Concord. The actual description reads…
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The Disintegration of the NCAA: The Price of Rejecting National Governance

The Drake Gorup will hold provocative webinar on Wednesday, February 24, starting at 2 p.m. EST and lasting till 3:30 p.m. To register for the event, go here. For details, see below. “Since 1909, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has been the primary voice and largest national athletics governance association for four-year colleges and…
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Chief Legal Officer for the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena to Give Keynote at SRLA Conference Later this Month

Scott Wilkinson, the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena, will give the keynote address at the Sports and Recreation Law Association’s annual conference in Atlanta on February 24. Wilkinson will make his presentation at the conference hotel, the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel, starting at noon. Those…
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Athletics Integrity Officer to Devote Time to Sports Law, Teaching

Robert Boland, athletics integrity officer at Penn State, announced last week that he will step down from that position, effective March 1, 2022. Boland indicated he plans to return to the practice of sports law and to devote his time to other professional interests, including his teaching position at Penn State Law and the College…
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Akerman’s LaKeisha Marsh Named Adjunct Sports Law Professor

LaKeisha Marsh, who chairs Akerman’s Government Affairs and Public Policy Practice Group as well as its Higher Education and Collegiate Athletics Practice, has taken on the added role of adjunct sports law professor at Northwestern University School of Professional Studies. Marsh will teach Legal & Ethical Issues in Sports at the school. Marsh has a…
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‘Powerful Women in Sports’ Conference Set for February 1

The University at Buffalo’s Center for the Advancement of Sport is celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day with “Powerful Women in Sports,” a remote sports law roundtable featuring women sports professionals. The hour-long forum, “Powerful Women in Sports: Achieving Success in a Male-Dominated Industry” starts at noon, Feb. 1, and is open to…
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NCAA Board of Governors Updates Transgender Participation Policy

Under fire because of a policy that allowed transgender athletes, who had gone through male puberty to compete against biological female athletes, the NCAA Board of Governors on Wednesday voted in support of a sport-by-sport approach to transgender participation that “preserves opportunity for transgender student-athletes while balancing fairness, inclusion and safety for all who compete.”…
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