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Former AD: College Athletic Programs Must Not Evade Title IX Obligations Critical to Female Athletes’ Success in Monetizing New NIL Rights

Donna Lopiano, former University of Texas AD and a leader for women’s rights in collegiate athletics, recently sent out the following missive in her role as President of the Drake Group. “Newly enacted laws give college athletes the opportunity to earn substantial incomes by monetizing their names, images and likenesses (NILs) through product endorsements, appearances…
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Long Island Nets Receive NBA G League Award for Social Responsibility For 2020-21 Season

The Long Island Nets received the NBA G League Social Responsibility Award for their “Team Up for Unity” community program that aims to combat racism in high school sports on Long Island. The award recognizes excellence for team business and social responsibility, and the winner is chosen by a committee of league and team executives.…
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Leading Organizations Endorse Aspen Institute’s Children’s Bill of Rights in Sports

Several dozen of the most influential organizations in the sport and nonprofit sectors have officially endorsed the Children’s Bill of Rights in Sports, drafted by the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society Program to create a shared cultural understanding about the right of all youth to play and to develop through sports. Written with the aid…
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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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