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Knight Commission Calls for Major Changes to NCAA Revenue Distribution to Correct Gender and Racial Inequities

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics recommended earlier this month altering the NCAA’s annual revenue distribution to institutions to correct for racial and gender inequities.   In light of “the current upheaval in Division I athletics and the looming report of the NCAA’s Transformation Committee,” the Commission also urged college sports leaders to reexamine and…
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Everything You Need to Know about the NIL and International College Athlete Issue

By LEAD1 Association When the NCAA implemented its Interim NIL Policy on July 1, 2021, and the Congress failed to pass an NIL bill, it meant that all college athletes would be able to monetize their rights of publicity, except for possibly one group of athletes – those international athletes on F-1 visas, which greatly…
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Can Will Smith Sue the Academy? — A Law Professor’s Approach

Entertainment law goes part and parcel with sports law, which is why we are sharing an assessment provided by Wayne Cohen, a trial lawyer and law professor, the George Washington University School of Law below: The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences (Academy) holds broad powers over its members, including Will Smith. However, the Academy’s decision…
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NHLPA Releases Results from Independent Review on Kyle Bush Sexual Assault Case: No Individual Wrongdoing or Institutional Failures of Policy or Procedure

“At the direction of the Executive Board, the National Hockey League Players’ Association has released the independent review of the NHLPA’s response in late 2010 and early 2011 to reports that Kyle Beach was sexually abused by a Chicago Blackhawks coach. The review, conducted by the law firm of Cozen O’Connor, was commissioned in early…
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Sports Lawyers Association Sets Annual Conference on May 12-14 in Atlanta

The Sports Lawyers Association will hold its Annual Conference May 12-14, after a 2-year hiatus from the in-person event because of COVID. The theme for the conference will be “Sports as a Platform to Elevate Inclusion” and the venue will be the Marriott Marquis in Downtown Atlanta. SLA President Allison Rich, Esq., Ed.D. will preside…
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Effort to Classify Student-Athletes as Employees Continues With New Twist to Include Public University Students

By Gregg E. Clifton & Zachary J. McCormack, of Jackson Lewis Ongoing efforts to urge the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to classify student-athletes as employees continue with the latest unfair labor charge filed by the National College Players Association (NCPA) and their Executive Director Ramogi Huma. The unfair labor practice charge alleges that the NCAA, the Pac-12…
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LEAD1 Virtual Forum’s Preparing for a Potential Future with College Athletes as Employees Set for March 9

LEAD1 will continue to host a number of virtual forums for ADs, coaches, administrators and other stakeholders to guide them how to navigate complex and uncharted new realities. Every LEAD1 athletics department should be aware of legislative, judicial, and administrative developments that may affect the status of student-athletes. Because of these possible changes, LEAD1 athletics…
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The Disintegration of the NCAA: The Price of Rejecting National Governance

The Drake Gorup will hold provocative webinar on Wednesday, February 24, starting at 2 p.m. EST and lasting till 3:30 p.m. To register for the event, go here. For details, see below. “Since 1909, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has been the primary voice and largest national athletics governance association for four-year colleges and…
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2022 NCAA Convention Summary – From an Athlete’s Perspective

By Rick Allen, Founder – Informed Athlete® The annual NCAA Convention was held recently in Indianapolis. While much of the publicity over the last few months regarding the Convention was regarding the work of the Constitution Committee to propose a new draft of the NCAA Constitution, I doubt that work will really impact the day-to-day…
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Effort to Classify Student-Athletes as Employees Continues With New Twist to Include Public University Students

By Gregg E. Clifton & Zachary McCormack, of Jackson Lewis Ongoing efforts to urge the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to classify student-athletes as employees continue with the latest unfair labor charge filed by the National College Players Association (NCPA) and their Executive Director Ramogi Huma. The unfair labor practice charge alleges that the NCAA,…
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