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Sport Law Professor Gil Fried Joins University of West Florida Faculty

The University of West Florida (UWF, Pensacola, FL) has announced that Gil Fried has joined the faculty in the College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS), starting in the fall 2021 semester.  Professor Fried will not just teach sport management courses, but will also Chair the Administration & Law Department, which includes sport management, construction…
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Sports Law Professor Named Dean of Niagara University College of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Bridget Niland has been named dean of Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Niland comes to NU from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo/Project Play WNY, where she served as the director of Project Play Western New York, a collaborative effort with the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Youth Sports Initiative to provide children…
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More than 100 Sports Law Professors Now Use Sports Litigation Alert in the Classroom

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced last month that new tools have been  added to Sports Litigation Alert (Alert), a periodical that has been used in sports law classrooms for more than 15 years, which will make it even more useful for professors and their college students. Shortly thereafter, several…
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Alicia Jessop Named Pepperdine University’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA

Alicia Jessop, associate professor of sport administration at Seaver College, has been named faculty athletics representative at Pepperdine University. Appointed by president Jim Gash (JD ’93), Jessop began serving in this role on August 1, 2021. As the faculty athletics representative, Jessop will serve as a liaison between University leadership, faculty, Pepperdine University Athletics, and…
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Sports Lawyers Association Hosts First In Person Event Since Pandemic

The Sports Lawyers Association “is excited to be back in person for the first time since February 2020. We will be kicking off the first of our in-person outreach events live from Chicago on August 13 at 6:30 pm. Join Karen Leetzow, US Soccer, Chief Legal Officer, Cliff Stein, Chicago Bears, General Counsel, SLA President,…
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High School Football Players Tossed from Summer Camp, Then from Court

(The following is an excerpt from Sports Litigation Alert, a subscription-based newsletter that publishes 24 times a year and features a searchable archive of more than 3,000 articles and case summaries, the vast majority of which are original content). To subscribe, visit here.) By Jeff Birren, Senior Writer In 2016, high school football players attended…
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Hackney Publications Introduces Tools that Make Sports Litigation Alert a Powerful Resource in the Sports Law Classroom

Hackney Publications (HP), the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced today that new tools are being added to Sports Litigation Alert (Alert), a periodical that has been used in sports law classrooms for more than 15 years, which will make it even more useful for professors and their college students. “There’s a challenge…
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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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LEAD1 and Hackney Publications Release First NIL Institutional Publication

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, released today a new publication to help athletics departments better navigate college sports name, image, and likeness (NIL) rule changes. The “LEAD1 NIL Institutional Report” will be…
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Attorney Derrick Crawford Named NCAA VP of Hearing Operations

Derrick Crawford, an attorney with decades of legal, regulatory and higher education experience, has been named the NCAA’s new vice president of hearing operations. Crawford, formerly the NCAA managing director of enforcement — investigations and processing, began his new role May 24. “Derrick brings deep regulatory experience, incredible knowledge and a strong record of serving…
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