Football Stars Back New Movie Criticizing NCAA Amateurism Model

On March 24, 2016, in School Sports, SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By Jason Kurtyka* The assault on the concept of amateurism in college athletics may soon be waged on a new medium in the form of a fictional movie dubbed “Work Horses.” Its creator and producer, former LSU wide receiver Abram Booty, wanted the movie to portray the NCAA’s exploitation of student-athletes. Booty and the film’s […]

SELS Blog Reports on Penn Law Sports Symposium

On March 4, 2016, in NCAA, NFL, School Sports, SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

Jason Kurtyka and Meg Lane attended the Penn Law Sports Law Symposium on February 19 in Philadelphia. They sum up the content of several dynamic panel discussions here: The Anticipated Growth in International Markets and Publicly Funded Stadiums International Growth American sports leagues have been expanding their horizons into the international market, and the trend […]

Post-O’Bannon, the Fight Between Student-Athletes and the NCAA Rages On

On October 31, 2015, in NCAA, School Sports, SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By Jason Kurtyka* The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently handed down its opinion in O’Bannon v. Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Ass’n, one that narrowed the scope of District Court Judge Claudia Wilken’s initial ruling and allowed both sides to claim partial victory. As detailed by Associate Director of the Moorad Center Vince Nicastro, the limited […]

Exercising Our Rights Through Yoga: Don’t Say “Namaste” to Me

On August 17, 2015, in School Sports, Sports Law Journal, Yoga, by Nina Friel

by Jillian Barton August 17, 2015 Is the practice of yoga a form of exercise or the exercise of religion? The answer seems to depend on whom you ask. This question has stirred a great deal of controversy in the United States recently, raising constitutional concerns for public schools and resulting in an uproar from […]

What the Sayreville Hazing Scandal Says About Locker Room Culture

On October 20, 2014, in Coaches, Football, NFL, School Sports, Sports Law Journal, Youth Sports, by admin

Ian Forster, October 19, 2014   The Sayreville Bombers’ football season has been cancelled in the wake of team hazing allegations.[i] The accusations rocked the New Jersey high school and the Middlesex County community, a community passionate about its historically strong football team.[ii] There will be no Homecoming game, no Senior Night, and no celebratory […]

NCAA Proposed Concussion Settlement: Center’s Legal Memo

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law Andrew Brandt, Director Samantha Epstein, Fellow and MSLJ Production Editor On July 30, 2014 Re: Legal Memo on NCAA Proposed Concussion Settlement   On July 29, 2014, the NCAA reached a $70 million settlement in the several concussion-related class action suits in which it […]

Settling a Storm: How Schools Should Address Fans Storming the Court

By: Katherine Tohanczyn on March 19, 2014   When it comes to college basketball, fans know how to show their loyalty.  Students don their school’s colors, paint the ir faces, and cheer until they have no voice left.  If the home team pulls off an unexpected victory, many times the excitement and euphoria among these […]

Cursing, Concussions, and Children: The Real Problem with “Friday Night Tykes”

On February 25, 2014, in Coaches, Concussions, Football, School Sports, Sports Law Journal, Youth Sports, by admin

By:  Meghan Price on February 24, 2014     The Texas Youth Football Association recently suspended two coaches for encouraging their eight and nine-year-old football players to engage in bad behavior and dangerous play.[1]  The shocking reality about this suspension is that the behavior likely would have gone unpunished if the coaches’ inappropriate aggression – […]

Texas Coach Celebrates Dropped Bullying Charges Instead Of 91-0 Win

On October 29, 2013, in Football, School Sports, Sports Law Journal, by admin

Texas Coach Celebrates Dropped Bullying Charges Instead Of 91-0 Win By:  Mia Rosati on October 27, 2013 Tim Buchanan, coach of the Aledo High School football team in the greater Fort Worth, Texas area was accused of bullying when his team defeated a local high school team, Western Hills, by a score of 91-0.  In […]

EA Sports: If It’s In the Game, It’s In the Courtroom

On August 27, 2013, in Big East Conference, MLB, NCAA, School Sports, Sports Law Journal, by admin

EA Sports: If It’s In the Game, It’s In the Courtroom[1] By: Ben Bolas on August 27, 2013  The mercy rule was not in effect in July 2013 as the losses piled up for sports video game developer, Electronic Arts (hereinafter EA).  Within approximately one week, a U.S. District Court entered an $11 million judgment […]

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