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Hackney Publications Recognizes Sports Law Profession with ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

Hackney Publications announced today the launch of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. The firms are listed alphabetically, an ode to the difficulty in actually ranking such…
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WNBA Teams Announce Partnership with Anthem Blue Cross to Address Social Justice, Other Issues

The Los Angeles Sparks and Anthem Blue Cross announced today a multi-year partnership aimed at serving under-resourced communities through social justice initiatives, health and wellness activations, and athlete advocacy. The New York Liberty, Indiana Fever, and Atlanta Dream are also partnering with Anthem’s sister companies to make a positive impact in their respective cities As…
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Florida AD Says Student Athletes Will Undergo ‘Full Cardiac Evaluation’ Upon Return

University of Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin sent a COVID Update out this morning to the “Gator Nation” about the football program, which was forced to cancel its game with LSU last weekend and Missouri this weekend because of the virus. “Not only have the Gators Sports Health Staff continued telehealth appointments with the players…
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National Sports Law Institute Fall Conference Set for Friday, October 16

The National Sports Law Institute’s Annual Fall conference will take place online on Microsoft Teams on Friday, October 16, 2020. This year’s conference will focus on Perspectives from a Sports Law Faculty, and feature our own Sports Law Program faculty members, many who are members of this association, along with a few other alums, discussing…
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NFL Player Lane Johnson Sues Nearly All Concerned, and Loses

(Editor’s Note: The following excerpt is from an article written by former Oakland Raiders General Counsel Jeff Birren, a long-time senior writer with Hackney Publications. The complete article can be access by subscribing to Professional Sports and the Law.) Philadelphia offensive tackle Lane Johnson is a better football player that a litigant. In 2016 Johnson…
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Louisville Sport Administration Doctoral Students Write About Youth Sport Concussion Legislation

(Editor’s Note: University of Louisville Sport Administration Doctoral Students Jessica R. Murfree, M.A., Nicholas M. Swim, M.S., & Chelsea C. Police, M.S. recently wrote the following article for Hackney Publications. Entitled “Youth Sport Concussion Legislation: Nonstandard Standards of Care,” it appeared in Sports Litigation Alert and Concussion Litigation Reporter.) In 2014, the Center for Disease…
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Study Has Huge, and Positive, Implications for Restarting Sports – Move Forward!

Move forward NBA, MLB, NFL, and NCAA. A recent study suggested that herd immunity can be achieved with just 43 percent of the population having immunity. The implications are that you continue to protect the vulnerable. Sorry elderly and those with comorbidities. You are not attending mass gatherings such as a sporting contest until we…
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Sports Law Professor Gil Fried Named to National Council of Youth Sports Board of Directors

The University of New Haven and the Pompea College of Business has announced the appointment of Professor Gil Fried to the Board of Directors of the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS). The NCYS is the umbrella organization for numerous youth sport organizations throughout the United States.  There are approximately 60 million youth sport participants…
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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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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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