Collegiate Student-Athletes Score Victory in Right of Publicity Case

In the case of Hart v. EA Sports, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that the First Amendment does not trump a student-athlete’s right to publicity, overturning the District Court’s decision.  As Rick Karcher writes on the Sports Law Blog, “this is a highly significant and ground-breaking decision by the Third […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Catholic 7 Looks to Keep Big East Name Paul Doyle of the Hartford Courant reports that negotiations are underway between the seven departing Catholic schools and the Big East Conference over the Big East name.  Doyle reports that talks are moving quickly and a resolution may be reached as soon as today. Free Global Business […]

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Savannah State’s “Money Grab” Gene Wojciechowski of ESPN.com writes that Savannah State will receive a total of $860,000 for playing Oklahoma State and Florida State in football this season.  Savannah State, a FCS program, played Oklahoma State last weekend and lost 84-0.  They face Florida State next.  Even Savannah State’s coach seems to be questioning the school’s scheduling.  This […]

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Jerry Sandusky Interview Michael McCann of SI.com and Sports Law Blog, has written an article on the legal implications of Jerry Sandusky’s interview with Bob Costas.  McCann answers these questions: In terms of legal strategy, what did we learn from Sandusky’s interview with Costas? Will Joe Paterno be charged with a crime? If so, when? How […]