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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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Greenspoon Marder Welcomes Sports Lawyer Bruce Siegal to Atlanta Office

Greenspoon Marder has announced the hire of Bruce B. Siegal as of counsel to the firm’s Entertainment, Media & Technology Industry Group in the Atlanta office. Siegal brings more than 30 years of sports industry and intellectual property experience to Greenspoon Marder. As of counsel to the firm’s Entertainment, Media & Technology Industry Group, Siegal focuses…
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Tech Company Partners with LSU Defensive End Ali Gaye in NCAA Endorsement Deal

airSlate, a leader in workflow automation solutions, today announced it has entered into an endorsement deal with Ali Gaye, a star defensive end for the LSU Tigers football team. airSlate is one of the first technology companies to complete an endorsement deal with an NCAA athlete, following the landmark June 29 U.S. Supreme Court ruling…
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Will High School Athletes Be the Next to Reap NIL Benefits?

The answer of course is yes. But not without a fight. Witness the posturing from the Florida High School Athletic Association on July 1: “Florida Statute 1006.74 went into effect and will provide intercollegiate student-athletes attending a postsecondary institution an opportunity to earn compensation for his or her NIL (Name, Image and Likeness) in amounts…
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More College Athletic Departments Announce Plans to Work with Spry on Day that Name, Image, and Likeness Laws Go Live

On July 1, two college athletic departments – The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and Penn State University (PSU) – announced that they are joining forces with Spry. These partnerships will help their compliance departments manage the opportunities and risks associated with Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) implementation. NIL has emerged as law in some states,…
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NIL: The Ball is in Your Court – What Are You Going to Do With It?

LEAD1 Virtual Forum: “NIL: The Ball is in Your Court – What Are You Going to Do With It?” TUESDAY, JULY 6TH 2pm – 3pm ET (11am – 12:00pm PT) LEAD1, which represents the 131 athletic directors from the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools, will continue to host a number of virtual forums for ADs, coaches, administrators…
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NCAA adopts interim name, image and likeness policy

The NCAA just made the following announcement: NCAA college athletes will have the opportunity to benefit from their name, image and likeness beginning Thursday. Governance bodies in all three divisions today adopted a uniform interim policy suspending NCAA name, image and likeness rules for all incoming and current student-athletes in all sports. “This is an…
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Hagens Berman Attorneys Issue Five Guiding Principles of Legislation of NCAA College Athlete Rights to Name, Image and Likeness

Hagens Berman, a national law firm “supporting the rights of college athletes” has issued five guiding principles to members of the Senate Commerce Committee as the committee considers a recently proposed bill proposed by Sen. Roger Wicker, which has “the potential to rob hundreds of thousands of college athletes of the rights to compensation” for…
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The Upper Deck Company Invests in Collegiate-Focused Technology Start-Up Spry

Upper Deck, the worldwide leader in authentic sports and entertainment memorabilia and premium collectibles, today announced their investment in Spry, a third-party technical solution explicitly developed to help collegiate compliance directors, athletic department staff and student-athletes navigate the Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) landscape. Designed to assist users with NCAA rules and regulations compliance, Spry is…
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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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