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The Next Opening Day: The Sports Industry After COVID-19 Webinar

The Next Opening Day: The Sports Industry After COVID-19 Webinar The COVID-19 pandemic has done what war, boycotts and natural disasters have never been able to accomplish—brought sports to an almost complete standstill across the globe. The “new now” looks like idled players, empty venues and disappointed (and bored) sports fans. But what’s next? Join…
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Disruption of sports has ‘substantial, uncertain’ impact on long-term broadcast rights, ticket sales, fan attendance, says WVU economist

With fears over the novel coronavirus shuttering the sports world, Brad Humphreys, economics professor at West Virginia University, said the long-term economic impact could be “substantial” and “uncertain.” Humphreys, whose area of expertise is the economics and financing of sports, has authored several peer-reviewed papers and testified twice before the U.S. Congress on the economic…
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Sports Lawyers Association Conference Is Cancelled

From SLA President Bobby Hacker: Dear SLA Members: As we represent the entire sports world it is only fitting that we act in a like manner, therefore, we are cancelling this year’s conference in Miami. This was not an easy decision and it weighed heavily upon the executive committee as well as the entire board…
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Director of University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security Resigns, Effective April 1

Dr. Lou Marciani has announced his retirement from his role as Director of The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) effective April 1, 2020. Dr. Marciani has served as NCS4 Director since its inception in 2006 following the United States Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) increased effort…
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Hot Off the Presses – NCAA to Limit Attendance at March Madness

“The NCAA continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 in consultation with public health officials and our COVID-19 advisory panel. Based on their advice and my discussions with the NCAA Board of Governors, I have made the decision to conduct our upcoming championship events, including the Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, with only…
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Segal McCambridge Hires Carla Varriale-Barker, Establishes Practice Group Serving Sports, Recreation, Amusement, and Hospitality Industries

Segal McCambridge, a national litigation firm that added its first office in Florida last month, has announced that Carla Varriale-Barker has joined the firm as a shareholder in the New York office. She will lead a practice group focused on the sports, recreation, amusement, and hospitality industries. An experienced and creative litigator, Varriale-Barker has a…
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Risk Management – Texas Tech University Extends Netting at Dan Law Field

(Editor’s Note: What follows appeared in Sports Facilities and the Law, a newsletter available through a complimentary subscription at the site.) Just in time for its season-opener, Texas Tech University extended the netting at Dan Law Field down the first and third baselines. Senior Associate Athletic Director Robert Giovannetti told the media that “we’ve had…
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Latest Edition of Managing Sport Facilities Is Out

You don’t have to be a professor, or student to appreciate Managing Sport Facilities, Fourth Edition With Web Study Guide, which was recently published by Human Kinetics. Written by Gil B. Fried, editor in chief of Sports Facilities and the Law, and Matthew Kastel, the Stadium Manager – Oriole Park at Camden Yards at Maryland…
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Pedagogy in Sport Law Classes: Using Sports Litigation Alert Effectively and Creatively

By Linda A. Sharp, J.D. There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. — Jean Giraudoux 1882-1944 Those of us who teach sport law know that it is a demanding discipline pedagogically. Not only must we have a command of basic legal principles in a variety of substantive areas, e.g.,…
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SRLA Set to Host Annual Conference in Louisville

The Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) has announced it will hold its 33rd annual conference on March 4-7, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. By way of background, SRLA serves academicians and practitioners in private and public sport and recreation settings. Its members have diverse educational and experiential backgrounds and represent a variety of occupations and interests. They…
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