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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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Expert Talks About What It will Take for Sports to Return

Professional and college sports leagues are unlikely to resume their COVID-19-interrupted seasons anytime soon, according to Mitchel Rosen, a preparedness expert at the Rutgers School of Public Health. Rosen’s research interests include preparedness, personal protective equipment, occupational health and safety, and public health capacity development. He also is sports fan, who offered the following thoughts…
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Alicia Jessop Appointed President-Elect of Sport and Recreation Law Association

On March 6, 2020, associate professor of sport administration Alicia Jessop was appointed as the Sports and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) president-elect. The appointment comes after five years of actively participating in the association including previously serving on the association’s board of directors as the member-at-large overseeing honors and awards. “I see this as a…
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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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Sports Lawyer Mat Jessep Creates New Firm – Game Legal

Australian sports, entertainment, and esports lawyer Mat Jessep has established a new firm, Game Legal, offering corporate and commercial legal advice, along with a sister business, Game Consulting, going beyond legal advice to deliver commercial and corporate governance consulting services. Leveraging off of a career in brand marketing before becoming a lawyer and more than…
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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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University Study Suggests Resale Ticket Markets Benefit Sports Teams and Fans

New research co-authored by Yanwen Wang, an assistant professor in the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, reveals that the resale ticket market also appeals to sports fans who normally buy season tickets. Resale ticket markets — also known as secondary ticket markets — allow season ticket holders to recoup costs by selling…
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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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