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Private Aviation Company Strikes NIL Mega Deal with With Texas Longhorns Quarterback Quinn Ewers

Quinn Ewers, the star quarterback of the Texas Longhorns football team, has entered into a Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) agreement with NICHOLAS AIR, marking the second private jet NIL deal for a collegiate athlete and the private jet travel company. Under the terms of the agreement, Ewers will collaborate with NICHOLAS AIR on various…
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CCHA’s Sports Law Group Listed as One of Industry’s Best; Attorney Paia LaPalombara Featured on Sports Law Expert Podcast

Hackney Publications has announced today the inclusion of Church Church Hittle + Antrim (CCHA) to its “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About.” In addition, the company announced that Paia LaPalombara, who joined the firm’s Sports Law and Higher Education sections last fall, has also been featured on Sports Law Podcast. The segment can…
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An Interview with Sports Law Expert Peter Carfagna About the State of Collegiate Athletics

Harvard Law Today recently interviewed sports law professor Peter Carfagna about the state of collegiate athletics. Among the questions was this one, and his answer: “Beyond NCAA enforcement action, it’s hard not to notice a considerable amount of open court cases regarding these rules and rights. Can you walk me through some of the ongoing…
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Hackney Publications Publishes Fourth Annual ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’

Hackney Publications announced today that it has published the fourth annual “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in the sports industry who need experienced and capable legal counsel. The law firms are listed alphabetically, a testament to the difficulty in…
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Hackney Publications Sponsors Sports Lawyers Association’s Annual Conference

Hackney Publications (HP), the nation’s leading publisher of sports law publications, is one of the sponsors of the Sports Lawyers Association’s 49th annual conference, which will be held May 9-11 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, MD. This year’s conference is centered around the theme “Where Sports and Culture Collide.” To see the agenda, visit here: https://www.sportslaw.org/conferences/2024conf/agenda/index.cfm.To…
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Littler Attorney Testifies Before Congress on Effects of Student-Athletes’ Employment Status, Unionization Efforts

Littler shareholder Tyler A. Sims testified yesterday before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce at a joint hearing of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development and the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions on “Safeguarding Student-Athletes from NLRB Misclassification.” Speaking as a former Division I athlete, retired professional hockey…
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Transcend Capital Advisors Adds 16-Year Old Golfer Blades Brown To NIL Roster

Transcend Capital Advisors announced today that it has signed a multi-year Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) partnership with 16-year-old amateur golfer Blades Brown, currently the #5-ranked Boys Amateur (Rolex AJGA Ranking) and the 2023 Tennessee Men’s and Junior Player of the Year. Brown is a high school sophomore at Brentwood Academy in Nashville. Brian has…
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Webinar Looks at ‘Navigating the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics: Implications of the Dartmouth College Student-Athlete Labor Decision’

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP will host a webinar on March 6, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST, that addresses “Navigating the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics: Implications of the Dartmouth College Student-Athlete Labor Decision.” Among the featured speakers are Constangy attorneys Chris Deubert, who is also a senior writer for Hackney Publications, and Dean Kpere-Daibo. The…
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Husch Blackwell to Host Feb. 29 Webinar Providing ‘An Overview of Recent and Anticipated Regulatory Changes in the World of College Athletics’

On Feb. 29 at noon CST, Husch Blackwell will host “Athletics on an Axis – An Overview of Recent and Anticipated Regulatory Changes in the World of College Athletics” College athletics regulations are in continual flux, and it’s easy for institutions to miss changes in the NCAA regulatory structure. Join Husch Blackwell Higher Education attorneys for an informative…
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U.S. Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan NCAA Accountability Act

By Paul V. Kelly & Jayvon Brown Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn (R) and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D) have reintroduced the “NCAA Accountability Act.”  This follows multiple hearings held over the past few years on NCAA operations, including how the NCAA handles investigations and enforcement of its bylaws. The bipartisan bill seeks to enhance due process protections…
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