Friday Sports Briefs

Tax Breaks and Preferred Seating in College Sports

Dave O’Brien, Editor of College Sports Business News has added podcasting to his repertoire.  In his latest podcast, O’Brien discusses tax breaks for preferred seating plans in college sports.  Great job, Dave.

Should Bud Selig Stop the Marlins’ Firesale?

Warren Zola has an interesting piece on the Sports Law Blog on whether Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig should stop the Miami Marlins’ roster purge using his powers to make decisions to protect the “best interests of the game.”  For those teaching Sports Law, this story is a perfect illustration of the powers of the commissioner.

NCAA and Third Party Relationships

John Infante over at the Bylaw Blog discusses the problems that the NCAA has dealing with relationships between student-athletes and third parties, including the situation of UCLA’s Shabazz Muhammad.

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