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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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Dr. Ellen Staurowsky Publishes in Multiple Journals and a Sport Management Text

During the month of September, Dr. Ellen Staurowsky, a sports law professor at Ithaca, joined scholars from around the world in contributing to the Olympic and Paralympic Analysis 2020:  Mega Events, Media, and the Politics of Sport.  Her piece on Pay Equity and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics can be found here. Dr. Staurowsky, a Senior Writer with Hackney…
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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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Ithaca to Host The State of Gender Equity in College Sport on May 10

The Ithaca College Park School of Communications will host a virtual program, entitled The State of Gender Equity in College Sport, on May 10, from 7 to 8:30 pm (EST). The program, which will be moderated by Dr. Ellen Staurowsky, Professor, Sports Media, Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College, will feature “a discussion…
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NCAA Board of Governors Issues Statement on Transgender Participation

The following was released by the NCAA yesterday: The NCAA Board of Governors firmly and unequivocally supports the opportunity for transgender student-athletes to compete in college sports. This commitment is grounded in our values of inclusion and fair competition. The NCAA has a long-standing policy that provides a more inclusive path for transgender participation in…
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Sports Lawyers Association Announces Virtual Conference – SLA 2.0: Innovation During a Time of Change

The Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) has announced its 2021 conference as a fully virtual event that is scheduled for May 17-21. Here’s a glimpse of what attendees can expect: Pre-conference events, including Meet the Presidents: Past, Present, and Future and the annual Women in the SLA gathering Dynamic speaker lineups featuring some of the top…
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Hackney Publications Recognizes Sports Law Profession with ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

Hackney Publications announced today the launch of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. The firms are listed alphabetically, an ode to the difficulty in actually ranking such…
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Court Gives Final Approval To Settlement ‘Restoring Equal Opportunities For Women’ In Brown University Athletics

A federal court has today given final approval to a settlement agreement between Brown University and the class of women student-athletes at Brown which resolved the class-action court challenge to Brown’s decision in June 2020 to cut women’s teams from its varsity athletics program. The court action, filed in June by cooperating counsel from Public Justice and…
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Drake Group: Higher Education Institutions Must Cease Being Party to Athlete Sexual Assault

The latest provocative missive from the Drake Group: On November 16, 2020, USA Today broke a story on nine LSU football players, including two that played key roles on its 2020 national championship team, who were accused of rape, other sexual misconduct and dating violence over a four-year period. Victims’ allegations were either completely ignored…
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U.S. Soccer and U.S. Women’s National Team Players Agree to Proposed Settlement on Working Conditions

As part of the U.S. Soccer Federation’s “commitment to equality for all U.S. Soccer senior National Team players,” U.S. Soccer has reached an agreement with the U.S. Women’s National Team to resolve the non-compensation related claims raised in current litigation between the USWNT players and U.S. Soccer. Earlier today, the parties filed in court a…
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