To Be or Not to Be: Student-Athlete Employees

On February 13, 2017, in NCAA, Sports Law Journal, by Joseph Brooks

  * By Bridget Whan Tong In recent years, student-athletes have increasingly sought additional compensation while they play at university.[1]  Student-athletes’ desired compensation ranges from compensation for traveling expenses to ongoing minimum wage compensation.[2]  On December 6, 2016, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Berger v. NCAA affirmed the dismissal by the District Court […]

Would E-Sports Gamers Want to be NCAA Student-Athletes?

On October 3, 2016, in NCAA, Sports Law Journal, by Joseph Brooks

*Amelia Curotto Pac-12 E-Sports Conference Announcement Reinforces Growth of Collegiate E-Sports On May 24, 2016, the Pac-12 announced that it would be adding an e-sports competition to their conference during the 2016–2017 year, to be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.[1]  According to the official summary of the conference’s year-end board meetings, the decision was made […]

NCAA’s Failure to Oversee Discipline Results in a Slap on the Wrist for Baylor’s Zamora

On September 19, 2016, in Football, NCAA, Sports Law Journal, by Joseph Brooks

  by: Megan Elliott* Following a series of highly publicized scandals, Baylor University’s football program once again finds itself negatively portrayed in the news.[1]  In August 2016, sophomore wide receiver Ishmael Zamora was cited by Waco police in response to a Snapchat video of Zamora brutally abusing his dog.[2]  The video shows Zamora kicking and […]

The Debate Over Student Athlete Compensation Hits Home in Berger v. NCAA

On March 30, 2016, in NCAA, Sports Law Journal, by Nina Friel

By Gregory Laudadio* March 30, 2016 One of the most controversial issues in sports law today is whether student athletes should be compensated for their participation in collegiate athletics; the latest chapter in that saga has its roots in the Philadelphia region.[1]  This past month, a Federal District Court judge for the Southern District of […]

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 […]

The Starting 5: Random Thoughts About College Athletics

On February 2, 2016, in NCAA, Sports Law Journal, Vince Nicastro, by Nina Friel

* Editors’ Note: The Moorad Sports Law Journal Blog is proud to introduce the first installment of Former Villanova University Athletic Director Vince Nicastro’s “Starting 5.”  In his new column, Vince will provide brief assessments of five current and developing issues in NCAA athletics. By Vince Nicastro* The narrative that everyone involved in college athletics […]

Texas A&M Files Suit Against Indianapolis Colts Over “12th Man” Trademark

On November 12, 2015, in NCAA, NFL, SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By Cody Wilcoxson* Texas A&M University filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Thursday against Indianapolis Colts, Inc. (“ICI” or “Colts”), after repeated attempts to stop the Colts from using the University’s federally registered trademark, “12th Man.” The complaint seeks an injunction against the Colts for […]

Proposed NCAA Legislation/Autonomy Round 2

On November 9, 2015, in NCAA, Vince Nicastro, by Nina Friel

By Vince Nicastro* Recent Division I Governance Changes In July 2014, the NCAA DI Board approved a new Division I governance structure.  The net result of which provides more influence and voting rights for the so-called Power 5 (“P5”) conferences.  More specifically, the new governance model allows for “autonomous rules” – legislation in specific categories […]

Former Weber State Football Player Files Suit Against NCAA, Challenging Transfer Rules

On November 6, 2015, in NCAA, SELS Blog, by Matthew Weiss

By Meg Lane* Former Weber State football player Devin Pugh has filed suit against the NCAA, alleging that the NCAA’s transfer rules and scholarship limits violate antitrust law. The suit was filed in a federal court in Indianapolis Thursday and seeks to allow players to transfer freely between schools and to stop the NCAA’s placing […]

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 […]

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