Friday Sports Briefs

Sports Law Symposium Season

A number of law schools will be holding sports law panels and symposiums this month, including Harvard and Fordham.  These syposiums offer a great opportunity for students interested in sports law and sports professionals to learn and network.

On March 23, Harvard Law School’s Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law will host the 2012 Sports Law Symposium focusing on the legal and business issues surrounding the recent collective bargaining disputes in the three major leagues.  The theme of the symposium will be: “Professional Sports in America: Labor Peace, BUT….”

On March 30, Fordham Law School will be holding its 16th annual sports law symposium which will include panels entitled “The Impact of the Economy on Collegiate Athletics”, “The Right to Tweet: Regulation of Social Media in Sports”, and “Going Global: The Impact of Exportation and Expansion of American Sports Around the World”.

Temple to Join Big East in 2012

The rapidly changing Big East Conference will add Temple University to the mix beginning this fall in football and in 2013 in other sports.  Paul Doyle of the Hartford Courant has the story.

Calipari Talks NCAA

Mike DeCourcy of the Sporting News interviewed Kentucky coach John Calipari on a number of topics, including the NCAA’s $2,000 stipend and the concept of superconferences in college sports.  Calipari also talks about the long-term future of the NCAA:

They’re not going to be around long. The NCAA will not. Before I retire from coaching, they will no longer oversee college athletics. They will, but it won’t be the four power conferences—they’ll be on their own. And the main thing is, do you really care about these kids? They’ll get mad that I say it. The NCAA Tournament, for example. It’s more about the selection committee getting on TV, everybody getting their tickets on the aisle, down low, all the parties they go to, the traveling. But we don’t take the parents of the participants. But they take their kids and their families.

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