Friday Sports Briefs

Big 12 Schools Delay Texas A&M’s Move to the SEC

Texas A&M’s move from the Big 12 to the SEC has hit a snag as Baylor, among other schools, has reportedly refused to waive its rights to sue A&M and the SEC over the move.  Pete Thamel of the New York Times has the story.  In addition, Temple Law Professor Jeremi Duru believes that Baylor acted appropriately under the circumstances.

College Regulation of Student-Athletes’ Social Media Activities

Howard Wasserman of the Sports Law Blog has an interesting post on the legal issues involved when student-athletes are prohibited from using social media sites such as Twitter by their university.  Wasserman asks whether student-athletes have fewer First Amendment rights than non-athletes and cites legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, who encouraged players to get involved in campus activism.

NFL Requires that Teams Show Fantasy Statistics in Stadiums

Michael McCarthy of USA Today reports that the NFL is requiring teams to show fantasy football statistics in stadiums during games.  The move is a response to declining attendance at NFL games ( attendance has declined in the past three consecutive seasons).


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