“The Cardinal Way” Called into Question

On February 18, 2017, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By: Jordan Garnick* The so-called “Cardinal Way” was considered the method of premier success and class that had kept the St. Louis Cardinals organization relevant from the time of Branch Rickey’s reign over the organization’s front office, all the way into the new millennium.[1] In the late 1920s to early 1930s, Rickey created “the Cardinal […]

NCAA to Pay Former Athletes $208.7 Million Over Cost-of-Attendance Stipends

On February 15, 2017, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

 By: Emmett Iheagwara* The NCAA and college sports have been facing several legal challenges in the past few years. In 2015, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken approved a $60 million settlement, forcing the NCAA to pay out money to student-athletes for college players to receive likeness-rights compensation for appearing in EA Sports’ NCAA Football video […]

NFL Cheerleaders: Valuable and Underpaid

On February 12, 2017, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

*By: Natalie Brennan Just days before the Super Bowl, a group of NFL cheerleaders sued the National Football League. On January 31, 2017, a class action lawsuit was filed by a former 49ers cheerleader against the NFL and twenty-eight NFL teams for damages stemming from an alleged conspiracy by the NFL to suppress cheerleaders’ earnings […]

Discussion Surrounding Legalization of Sports Gambling Grows

On February 11, 2017, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

*By: Pat Coyne The discussion about the legalization of sports gambling has picked up around the country in recent years, and there is a case to be made that legalization is now more a matter of “when” rather than “if.” On Wednesday, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke at the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit and […]

Construction Begins on Chase Center, Proving that Public Funding of Stadiums is Not the Only Answer

On January 6, 2017, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

*By: Pat Coyne The Golden State Warriors announced on Tuesday that a “ground breaking ceremony” for their new arena, the Chase Center, will be held on January 17.  The sports and entertainment complex, which will be built in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood and cost roughly $1 billion to build, is expected to be ready […]

Kaepernick Sits (Another) One Out

On November 21, 2016, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

  By: AshLeigh Sebia* Kaepernick again made headlines this past week when he made the decision not to vote this election cycle. This news was met by outrage from the public as well as the media, especially in light of the controversial presidential election cycle and subsequent results. However, some understood and even supported Kaepernick’s […]

Following Arrest, Wide Receiver Josh Huff Faces Stricter Gun Laws in New Jersey

On November 13, 2016, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By: Jordan Garnick* Last week’s release of wide receiver Josh Huff from the Philadelphia Eagles organization sent a contradictory message to the team’s players, some of whom have attained a spotty legal history and have yet to receive any disciplinary action. Huff was stopped by police on November 1 in New Jersey for speeding in […]

Advising Fraud: The NFLPA’s Financial Advisor Program

On November 13, 2016, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By: Rohan Mohanty* The National Football League Players Association (“NFLPA”) has attempted to facilitate the responsible handling of player money through its Financial Advisor Program. The program is designed to connect NFL players with financial advisors who in theory would make sound financial decisions on the player’s behalf. In many cases, however, the program has […]

Ohio State Files Trademark Infringement Complaint

On November 10, 2016, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By: Katy Luchansky* On November 3, The Ohio State University formally filed a trademark infringement complaint against CafePress, an online retailer that has been offering and selling products with Ohio State’s registered trademarks on them.[1] The complaint showed images of numerous products, including clothing, tote bags, and mugs that contained protected trademarks of Ohio State.[2] […]

In Wake of World Series Victory, Chicago Cubs Continue Battle to Protect Trademark

On November 4, 2016, in SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By: Natalie Brennan* Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in over one hundred years; needless to say, it has created a fan pandemonium like no other. As a result, the demand for licensed Cubs gear skyrocketed and vendors increased the production and sales of counterfeit, unlicensed apparel. Since […]

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