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Donna Lopiano and the Drake Group Applaud the ‘Fair Play for Women Act’

On February 7, 2024, National Girls and Women in Sports Day, U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy (CT-D) and U.S. Representative Alma Adams (NC-12-D) introduced the Fair Play for Women Act in the 118th Congress. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MS-03) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1) co-sponsored the legislation. Donna A. Lopiano,…
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Competition for Control of College-Athletes Enters New Playing Field

By Thomas L. Petriccione, of Jackson Lewis November 7, 2023 may become a monumental day in the history of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). It is the first day of a potentially groundbreaking hearing. Region 21 of the National Labor Relations Board will be hearing a case brought by members of the football, men’s basketball,…
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Arthur Bryant of Bailey Glasser Joins Sports Law Expert Podcast as a Guest

Hackney Publications announced today the release of the latest episode of Sports Law Expert Podcast, which features Arthur H. Bryant of Bailey Glasser, who is arguably the nation’s foremost plaintiffs’ attorney in the area of Title IX. The podcast segment can be heard here. Going forward, those interested in being notified when a segment of…
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Second Season of Ithaca College Sports Media’s Talking Title IX and College Sports Podcast Underway

The Ithaca College Sports Media’s Talking Title IX and College Sports Podcast has started its second season. Recent episodes featured co-founders of WomenX Mary Ciampo and Tiffany Bullock, J.D., along with intern Arla Davis talking about the DemandIX Campaign; legal scholars Dave McCardle (School of Law at Stirling University) and Sylvia de Mars (Newcastle School…
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Western Michigan Brings Administrator with Legal Background to Athletic Department

Western Michigan Director of Athletics Dan Bartholomae has announced the fire of Laura LeDuc as the Assistant Athletic Director, Administration/Chief of Staff. LeDuc will serve in the newly defined role of Assistant Athletic Director for Administration. In this role, she will oversee day-to-day operations for the Athletic Director’s office, while also being responsible for handling…
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Florida State’s Refusal to Elevate Women’s Lacrosse to Varsity Status Prompts Title IX Allegations

(Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted from Sports Litigation Alert, a subscription-based publication that has been produced for 20 years and features a searchable archive of close to 5,000 articles and case summaries.) By Ellen J. Staurowsky, Ed.D., Senior Writer, and Professor, Sports Media, Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College The question…
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Sports Law Expert Podcast features Bricker Graydon’s Kasey Nielsen and Joel Nielsen on Legal Issues in College Athletics

Hackney Publications has announced the release of the latest episode of Sports Law Expert Podcast, which features Kasey Nielsen and Joel Nielsen of Bricker Graydon, who discuss legal issues in collegiate athletics. The podcast segment can be heard here. Going forward, those interested in being notified when a segment of the podcast goes live can…
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Letter from the Editor in Chief – Another Compelling Issue of Title IX Alert

By Ellen J. Staurowsky, Ed.D., Ithaca College Welcome to our Summer 2023 Edition of Title IX Alert (which can be subscribed to for free here.).  In this edition we offer the opportunity to explore a series of Title IX athletics cases and developments that present ample opportunity for thought and reflection.  In Madison Fisk et…
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Support Builds for Billie Jean King to Receive Congressional Gold Medal

The Women’s Sports Foundation is enlisting support for a measure to award its founder, sports legend Billie Jean King, Congressional Gold Medal. “As we commemorate 51 years of Title IX, we take a moment to honor one of the law’s unwavering advocates, WSF Founder Billie Jean King. A sports icon and social justice pioneer, BJK…
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Sports Law Podcast Features Lawyer Todd Shumaker of Church Church Hittle + Antrim; Firm Recognized as Leader in Sports Industry

Shumaker practice focuses primarily on higher education and includes representing clients in NCAA regulatory matters such as waivers and infractions, as well as Title IX gender equity reviews and sexual harassment investigations. Hackney Publications announced today that Todd S. Shumaker, a sports lawyer and partner at Church Church Hittle + Antrim, is the featured guest…
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