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Todd McNair vs. NCAA Resolved in Confidential Settlement Agreement

Legal counsel for both the plaintiff and the defense have reached a confidential settlement that ends litigation in the case of Todd McNair vs. NCAA. Attorneys for Todd McNair and the National Collegiate Athletic Association(NCAA) are issuing the following joint statement and will not comment any further on the matter: “After ten years of litigation, both sides have come…
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Sports Lawyer Ellen Ferris Promoted to Senior Associate Commissioner for Governance and Compliance at AAC

American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced the promotion of Ellen Ferris to the position of Senior Associate Commissioner for Governance and Compliance. Ferris had served as Associate Commissioner for Governance and Compliance since she joined The American in 2013. She oversees all compliance and governance matters for the conference and provides leadership and…
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Stubblefield Joins Freeman Lovell as Partner, Retains Focus on Sports Law

Sports lawyer Patrick Stubblefield has joined Freeman Lovell in Salt Lake City as a partner. Stubblefield said his new firm “is laser focused on helping entrepreneurs accomplish their dreams.” He added, however, that he “will still be working with student-athletes looking to take advantage of NIL laws, film industry professionals at all levels of production,…
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Bond, Shoeneck & King Brings on Former NCAA Attorney Michael Sheridan as Senior Counsel

Bond, Shoeneck & King has announced the hire of Senior Counsel Michael Sheridan, a former attorney with the NCAA. Sheridan will represent colleges & universities and student-athletes nationwide on NCAA infractions, compliance, and eligibility matters. As a former NCAA investigator and athletics compliance administrator, he “brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Collegiate…
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Sports Management Professor Michael Ross Promoted to Chair at Shorter

Michael Ross, an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Shorter University, has been promoted to Department Chair of Sport Management at the university. In his new role, he will oversee the entire sport management department at Shorter, including its COSMA accredited online and traditional BBA degrees and our online MBA program. Ross has a Master…
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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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Lopiano, Drake Group Suggests NCAA ‘Cannot Survive’ After Scotus Ruling

The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision this week in NCAA v. Alston advanced the interests of college athletes and sent a clear message to the NCAA: enactment by the NCAA of any governance rule that has an economic impact will likely precipitate antitrust scrutiny from the federal courts, according to the Drake Group and Donna Lopiano, President…
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Sports Lawyer Grace Falkenbach Named Assistant Director for Compliance at Xavier

Xavier Director of Compliance Leslie Fields has announced the addition of Grace Falkenbach as the department’s assistant director for compliance. “Grace is a rising star in athletics compliance and we’re fortunate to have her joining our team,” said Fields. “She has outstanding practical experience in compliance; but what really sets Grace apart are her abilities…
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