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Law Professor Questions Proposed New Name of Sports Teams at GWU

Students at George Washington University [GWU] may soon be cheering on their NCAA sports teams by yelling “Go Fog” – or “Fogriders,” or Foghoppers,” or even “Blue Fog” – according to an unauthorized disclosure of what is being called an “undemocratic new GW moniker process” to pick a new name for our sports teams, notes…
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Seton Hall Law School Embraces Inclusion in More Ways Than One with Its Sports Law Symposium on February 15-16

The 3rd Annual Seton Hall Law School Sports Law Symposium will be held February 15-16 with the theme of Sports in Time of Change. Presented by the Seton Hall Law School Gaming, Hospitality, Entertainment & Sports (GHamES) Initiative, the event’s organizers embrace an all-inclusive approach by offering a diverse slate of speakers and making it…
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Southwest Sports Partners Conducts NCAA Compliance and Academic Review at UL Monroe

Southwest Sports Partners, LLC has conducted a “comprehensive” NCAA compliance and academic services review for the University of Louisiana Monroe’s Athletics Department, the company announced . Southwest Sports President/CEO Tom Burnett, a former Division I conference commissioner based in Frisco, Texas, coordinated the Jan. 18-20 review, and Beth Chapman, an accomplished sports attorney with an…
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ChampionWomen: Access to Female Athletes’ Locker Rooms Should Be Restricted to Female Athletes

From ChampionWomen this morning: Girls’ and women’s locker rooms have been designed exclusively for people who have female[1] bodies, and for good reasons. Those reasons include biological differences between women and men; women’s right to privacy; and protection from male violence against women in such forms as sexual harassment, assault, and rape. These reasons remain…
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Sports Law Professor Michael A. Ross Named Senior Writer for Journal of NCAA Compliance

Michael A. Ross, the Department Chair, an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Shorter University, and a PhD student at Troy University, has been named a Senior Writer for the Journal of NCAA Compliance (JONC). Ross, who specializes in research related to youth sport studies, leadership, sport law, social media policies and procedures within interscholastic…
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Sports Lawyer and Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren Is Being Pursued by Bears

The Chicago Bears are reportedly exploring the idea of offering its vacant president position to sports Lawyer Kevin Warren, who also happens to be the Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference. Addressing the speculation, the conference issued the following statement about Warren, who was previously the Chief Operating Officer of the Minnesota Vikings: “Over the…
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LEAD1 Association Releases Proposal to Reform FBS Football Governance

LEAD1 Association (“LEAD1”), which represents the athletics directors of the 131-member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision (“FBS”), has released an FBS Football governance proposal that outlines the position of LEAD1 athletics directors (“FBS ADs”). The proposal, which was recently sent to the NCAA Division I Board of Directors and the Transformation Committee, was developed…
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SEC Announced Addition of ASU Sports Law Alum

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey has announced the addition of Marcus Bishop as Assistant Director of Competition to the SEC staff. Bishop joins the SEC from the Sun Belt Conference where he served as Director of Championships, with a primary focus on tennis, cross country and track and field championships. He was previously Director of…
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NCAA Announces Governor Charlie Baker to be Next President

(From the NCAA) The NCAA announced yesterday that Charlie Baker, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will serve as the next NCAA President, assuming the role effective March 2023. A former collegiate athlete at Harvard, Governor Baker is credited with bringing bipartisan leadership to the state, successfully guiding Massachusetts through an exceptionally turbulent period…
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Sports Lawyer Named Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance at Ohio

The Ohio Athletics has announced the addition of Michael Gray as Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance. Gray comes to Ohio with seven years of NCAA Division I compliance experience. Gray, who earned his Juris Doctorate from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky in 2015, spent four years at Northern Kentucky, most recently…
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