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More Than 25,000 Sign Petition Requesting NCAA, Big Ten Investigate Ohio State’s Sexual Abuse Cover-up

NCAA and Big Ten officials are being asked once more to commence an investigation of Ohio State’s decades-long cover-up of Dr. Richard Strauss’s sexual abuse of nearly 1,500 students and student-athletes. Last week, nearly 200 Strauss survivors and student-athletes requested that the NCAA and Big Ten Conference launch an investigation to hold Ohio State accountable…
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Protecting Athletes from Predators – Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act Gains Momentum

Athletes for Equity in Sport (“AES”) announced yesterday that it supports the action of the U.S. Congress in passing S. 2330, the Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act of 2020. “This action by Congress provides significant financial and institutional support to all Olympic and Paralympic Sport athletes by providing further protections from sexual predation…
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National Sports Law Institute Fall Conference Set for Friday, October 16

The National Sports Law Institute’s Annual Fall conference will take place online on Microsoft Teams on Friday, October 16, 2020. This year’s conference will focus on Perspectives from a Sports Law Faculty, and feature our own Sports Law Program faculty members, many who are members of this association, along with a few other alums, discussing…
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Sports Lawyer To Co-Lead Firm’s Initiative to Retain and Elevate Female Attorneys

Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney launched a new women’s initiative earlier this month, kicking off a three-pronged program to improve retention and elevation of female attorneys within the firm. Called Forward Together, the program is led by shareholders Jill Felkins and Carla Varriale-Barker, and it focuses on education, mentorship and networking. Varriale-Barker is Chair of…
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Sports Lawyer Nancy Hogshead-Makar Selected as an Independent Director to the USA Badminton Board of Directors

USA Badminton has announced that sports lawyer and Olympian Nancy Hogshead-Makar has joined the USA Badminton Board of Directors as an Independent Director. Hogshead-Makar will fulfill USA Badminton’s need for expertise in SafeSport, Title IX, and diversity equity & inclusion initiatives. She will also serve as USAB’s Congressional Liaison. “Hogshead-Makar will bring a wealth of…
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