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SRLA Announces Shropshire as Keynote Speaker for Upcoming 2021 Virtual Conference

The Sports and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) will host a virtual annual conference February 23-26 with Kenneth L. Shropshire, CEO of Global Sport Institute and the Adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport at Arizona State University, serving as the keynote speaker. The primary mission of SRLA, which serves academicians and practitioners in private and public…
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Activist Group Calls on NCAA to Clean up Its ‘Trash’

The Drake Group, a national organization of college faculty and others, whose mission “is to defend educational integrity in college sports, warns that unless immediate action is taken, the continued abuse of athletes will stain the college sports industry, bring endless legal action, and most importantly, damage the future well-being of young women and men.”…
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Bellarmine University Welcomes Sports Lawyer to Compliance Staff

Brandon Talbert has joined the Bellarmine University athletics department as an Assistant Director of NCAA Compliance. Talbert comes to Bellarmine after spending a year at the University of Central Florida as an athletics compliance coordinator. Prior to his time at Central Florida, Talbert spent several months as a law clerk following nearly two years of…
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Attorney: NCAA President Recommends Delay In Name, Image and Likeness Vote

Overnight, sports law attorney Gregg Clifton, who heads the sports law practice at Jackson Lewis, shared the following: Following receipt of a letter from the United State Department of Justice-Antitrust Division expressing concern about the NCAA’s anticipated vote, NCAA President Mark Emmert has “strongly recommended” to his membership that the NCAA vote currently scheduled for…
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Supreme Court to Decide NCAA Antitrust Case on College-Athlete Compensation

By Elizabeth McCurrach and Julian Perlman, of BakerHostetler On Dec. 16, 2020, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari and agreed to review two Ninth Circuit decisions affirming that the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) and several collegiate athletic conferences’ rules regarding compensation paid to college athletes violates Section 1 of the Sherman Act. NCAA…
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Drake Group: Higher Education Institutions Must Cease Being Party to Athlete Sexual Assault

The latest provocative missive from the Drake Group: On November 16, 2020, USA Today broke a story on nine LSU football players, including two that played key roles on its 2020 national championship team, who were accused of rape, other sexual misconduct and dating violence over a four-year period. Victims’ allegations were either completely ignored…
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Webinar on ‘Building Institutional Control in the NIL Era’ Slated for December 2

The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the National Association of Athletics Compliance are hosting a webinar tomorrow, December 2, from 1 to 2:30 EST. It is entitled Building Institutional Control in the NIL Era – a Webinar. The organizations describe the webinar as follows: “Forthcoming changes to NCAA Name, Image, and Likeness…
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Fifty-one Percent of Americans Agree Paying College Athletes Should Be Allowed

More Americans than not believe that college athletes should be allowed to be paid more than what it costs them to go to school, a new national study of nearly 4,000 people suggests. Findings from the National Sports and Society Survey (NSASS), led by researchers at The Ohio State University, suggest that 51 percent of…
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Drake Group Decries NCAA Infractions Decision concerning UMass Women’s Tennis and Former Athlete, Brittany Collen

(What follows is news from the Drake Group today.) The Drake Group, decries an October 16, 2020 NCAA Committee on Infractions decision penalizing college athletes rather than the athletic program administrators who botched the computation of their scholarship checks. Over a three-year period, UMass athletic department administrators failed to properly compute payments when 12 athletes…
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Spry Payment Systems Announces Oral Roberts University Athletics Will Test Its NIL Platform

Spry Payment Systems, Inc. (Spry), a technology company that creates a way for colleges and student athletes to embrace the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) movement, has announced that Oral Roberts University Athletics (ORU) will test its NIL platform. What separates Spry from other companies in the space is that its platform was built from…
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