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Sports Lawyer Alex Sinatra Named Executive Director of PHF Players’ Association

The Players’ Association of the Premier Hockey Federation has elected Alex Sinatra as their executive director, effective immediately. The players interviewed a diverse pool of candidates and landed on Sinatra for the role. She succeeds Anya Packer, who previously held the position until becoming the general manager of the Metropolitan Riveters earlier this year. “I…
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Breaking News – TIDES Gives NFL a ‘B’ in Its Racial and Gender Report Card

Richard Lapchick, Director of The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida, has released the 2021 National Football League Racial and Gender Report Card. Using data from the 2021 season, it will include an analysis of the racial breakdown of the players, general managers, and coaches. In addition,…
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Prominent Sports Lawyer and Former Olympian Makes a Provocative Point About Trans Women Competing Against Biological Women

Nancy Hogshead-Maker, a former Olympic Gold Medalist and prominent sports lawyer, has kicked off a spirited and voluminous debate on social media when she shared her position on trans women competing against biological women in sporting contests. Her post: Trans women should compete with biological women, so long as they mitigate their sex-linked, male-puberty advantage…
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Sports Litigation Alert Reports on the Full Breadth of the Sports Law Industry with Timely, Insightful Articles in Last Two Issues

Beneficiaries of the Alert include both the private sector and higher education, where professors use the Alert with thousands of sports law students. As Hackney Publications closes in on the completion of its 18th year of publishing Sports Litigation Alert, publisher Holt Hackney is especially proud of the last two issues. “We’re touching on every…
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Major League Soccer Gets Props for Its Racial and Gender Hiring

Richard Lapchick, Director of The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida, released the 2021 Major League Soccer Racial and Gender Report Card earlier this week, extolling praise on the association. Using data from the 2021 season, the Report Card includes an analysis of the racial breakdown of…
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A Sport Psychologist Hired as An Independent Contractor by DePaul University Athletics Found Not to Have Standing Under Title IX & Denied Relief for Alleged Retaliation

(Editor’s Note: The following is shared from the archives of Sports Litigation Alert, a subscription-based publication.) By Ellen J. Staurowsky, Ed.D., Senior Writer/Hackney Publications & Professor, Sports Media, Roy H. Park School of Communication, Ithaca College, staurows@ithaca.edu A sport psychologist, Dr. Jenny H. Conviser, along with counselors employed through her company Ascend Consultation Health Care,…
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THE TRANSGENDER ATHLETE IN GIRLS’ AND WOMEN’S SPORT: Science, Law, and Social Justice Explained

In a webinar on November 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST , the Drake Group “brings together a blue-ribbon slate of researchers, lawyers, athletes, transgender athletes, gender equity experts and sports administrators to address the topic of transgender athletes in girls’ and women’s interscholastic, intercollegiate and open Olympic and club sports. Panelists will…
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Dr. Ellen Staurowsky Publishes in Multiple Journals and a Sport Management Text

During the month of September, Dr. Ellen Staurowsky, a sports law professor at Ithaca, joined scholars from around the world in contributing to the Olympic and Paralympic Analysis 2020:  Mega Events, Media, and the Politics of Sport.  Her piece on Pay Equity and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics can be found here. Dr. Staurowsky, a Senior Writer with Hackney…
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AG Slatery Sues Biden Administration to Stop Enforcement of Guidance that Threatens Women’s Sports and Student and Employee Privacy

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, leading a 20-state coalition, filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Tennessee today. The complaint seeks to stop the Biden Administration from enforcing new, expansive, and unlawful interpretations of federal antidiscrimination laws. In the complaint, the multi-state coalition challenges federal guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity…
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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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