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Virginia Tech Swimmer Blasts NCAA in Letter After Trans Swimmer Takes Her Spot

Reka Gyorgy of Virginia Tech, who was bumped out of a final by trans swimmer Lia Thomas at the NCAAs, wrote the following letter, earning praise from many for making a stand on an important issue: Dear NCAA, I would like to address this past week’s events and express my thoughts. First, I would like to…
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Blame Broadcasters For ‘Redskins’ Name Change Today

By By John F. Banzhaf III, B.S.E.E., J.D., Sc.D., Professor of Public Interest Law, George Washington University Law School Washington football will announce its new team name today; a change brought on by overwhelming criticism of “Redskins” as “derogatory” and “racist,” but much of the blame for the well documented physical as well as emotional harm…
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NFL Shows It Is intent on Protecting the Shield When It Fails to Investigate the Rest of the League for Fake Vaccination Cards

It’s all about protecting the shield. This was obvious to me in the 1980s when I began covering sports business for Financial World and it is even more obvious today. Case in point, examine the curious case of Tampa Bay Wide Receiver Antonio Brown. When the self-described personal chef, angered by the fact that he…
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Refining the NCAA – an Analysis

(Editor’s Note: What follows is an excerpt of an article written by Ellen J. Staurowsky, Ed.D., Senior Writer of Hackney Publications and Professor, Sports Media, Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College, staurows@ithaca.edu , for subscription-based Sports Litigation Alert.) On Monday, November 15, 2021, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) hosted a special convention…
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Steve Simon, WTA Chairman & CEO, Challenges Veracity of Recent Video Posted by China State-Run Media of Peng Shuai

Controversy swirled after Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, a three-time Olympian and former No. 1-ranked women’s doubles player, accused Zhang Gaoli, a former member of the Chinese Communist Party’s Standing Committee of forcing her to have sex against her will. Then Peng Shuai disappeared. She allegedly turned up in a photo over the weekend at…
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Sports Litigation Alert Reports on the Full Breadth of the Sports Law Industry with Timely, Insightful Articles in Last Two Issues

Beneficiaries of the Alert include both the private sector and higher education, where professors use the Alert with thousands of sports law students. As Hackney Publications closes in on the completion of its 18th year of publishing Sports Litigation Alert, publisher Holt Hackney is especially proud of the last two issues. “We’re touching on every…
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Sports Lawyer Kevin Carpenter Appointed as ITTF’s First Head of Integrity

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has appointed Kevin Carpenter as its first-ever Head of Integrity. In his new role, Carpenter will develop and lead the ITTF Integrity Unit to be at the forefront of the protection of integrity of sport within the Olympic Movement. The ITTF Integrity Unit is an operationally independent unit established…
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More than 100 Sports Law Professors Now Use Sports Litigation Alert in the Classroom

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced last month that new tools have been  added to Sports Litigation Alert (Alert), a periodical that has been used in sports law classrooms for more than 15 years, which will make it even more useful for professors and their college students. Shortly thereafter, several…
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Race, Politics Divide Americans on Sports Issues

Although some people may yearn for sports to be free of political or racial divisiveness, a new study shows how impossible that dream may be. Researchers found that Americans’ views on two hot-button issues in sports were sharply divided by racial, ethnic and political identities. In addition, their opinions on topics unrelated to sports, like…
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Romano to Speak on ‘In Support of the Socially Conscious Athlete: What the Sport Hierarchy Can Learn from Outspoken Athletes’

Sports law profess Robert J. Romano of St. Johns University will speak at the 12th International Conference on Sport and Society – ‘Sport and society in Crisis’, a virtual conference on Wednesday. The topic is In Support of the Socially Conscious Athlete: What the Sport Hierarchy Can Learn from Outspoken Athletes. The abstract follows below:…
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