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NCAA Board of Governors Reaffirms Commitment to Updating Name, Image and Likeness Rules

With a number of state laws ready to take effect soon, the NCAA’s top governing body reinforced its commitment Tuesday to modernizing NCAA rules around name, image and likeness this summer. “The NCAA and its members remain committed to providing a path for student-athletes to benefit from name, image and likeness opportunities,” the NCAA Board…
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Women’s Sports Policy Working Group Denounces ‘Cancel Culture,’ Releases Model State Statute and Gives Kudos to NCAA

(What follows is commentary from the Women’s Sports Policy Working Group, which is comprised of Olympic gold medalist swimmer Donna de Varona, former President, Women’s Sports Foundation, USOPC Board of Directors; International Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova, 18-time Grand Slam singles champion, 31 Grand Slam doubles titles and 10 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles;…
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Spry, the Leader in Name, Image, and Likeness Technology, Announces Advisory Board

Spry, a technology company that creates a way for colleges and student athletes to embrace the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) movement, has announced an Advisory Board to support its mission of simplifying a complex problem, while addressing all the needs of multiple stakeholders. The initial six members on Spry’s Advisory Board are: Christine Simmons…
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Sports Lawyers Association Announces Virtual Conference – SLA 2.0: Innovation During a Time of Change

The Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) has announced its 2021 conference as a fully virtual event that is scheduled for May 17-21. Here’s a glimpse of what attendees can expect: Pre-conference events, including Meet the Presidents: Past, Present, and Future and the annual Women in the SLA gathering Dynamic speaker lineups featuring some of the top…
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LEAD1 Announces NIL Institutional Publication with Hackney Publications

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, today announced the creation of a new publication to help athletic departments better navigate college sports name, image, and likeness (NIL) rule changes. The “LEAD1…
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NIL Technology Solution Provider Will Be the Presenting Sponsor for LEAD1 Association Meeting

Spry, the only company in the collegiate sports industry with a complete and market-ready Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) technology solution, will be the presenting sponsor at the LEAD1 Association’s Semi-Annual Meeting on April 14. LEAD1 represents the athletic directors of the 130-member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision and is an influential resource for its…
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It’s March, But the NCAA, Unlike Professional Leagues, Is Yet to Budge on Legal Sports Betting

By Andrew Silver, of Ifrah Law It is hard to believe that as recently as three years ago—prior to the Supreme Court’s May 2018 decision declaring that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was unconstitutional—Americans seeking to wager on the NCAA basketball tournament had to choose between either traveling to Nevada or wagering…
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The 2021 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium Set for Tuesday through Thursday

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law, will host its signature event virtually—the annual Sports Law Symposium—over three days: March 23, 24 and 25 . This year’s symposium, “Entering the New Sports Normal” will feature panel discussions on COVID-19 in sports; name, image,…
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CCAA Goes After NCAA Corporate Sponsors with Letter about ‘Injustices’

The Coalition for College Athlete’s Advocacy (CCAA) has penned a letter to each NCAA corporate sponsor asking them “where they stand when it comes to the injustices that permeate the college sports ecosystem.” The organization went on to note in a mass email to the media that certain NCAA corporate sponsors did not respond, which…
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Drake Group: Moran Legislation is Another NCAA Reform Proposal that Deserves a Closer Look

The Drake Group shared the following observations on the Amateur Athletes’ Protection and Compensation Act of 2021 proposed by Senator Jerry Moran (R-KN) on February 24, 2021 (Moran Bill). “The Moran Bill permits intercollegiate athletes to monetize their names, images, and likenesses (NILs) and at its core is similar to recent proposals put forth by…
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