Friday Sports Briefs

Staples on NCAA Hypocrisy Re: Minnesota Wrestler Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples has written an outstanding story on Minnesota wrestler Joel Bauman, whose eligibility and athletic scholarship are in jeopardy because of the motivational music that he produces under his name and sells on iTunes.  Staples writes: Bauman embodies everything for which college athletics should stand. […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Nerlens Noel Injury The knee injury suffered by Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel has prompted discussion about the NBA’s rule requiring players to wait one year after high school graduation before entering the NBA Draft.  Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports discusses the “charade” of  the one and done rule.  Warren K. Zola discusses the rule on the Sports Law […]

Friday Sports Briefs

O’Bannon v. NCAA Scorecard Michael McCann has a brief article in Sports Illustrated summarizing two of the plaintiffs’ recent victories in the potentially game-changing case over the use of the likenesses of NCAA student-athletes. New York Law School Sports Law Symposium The fourth annual New York Law School Sports Law Symposium will be held on […]

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Connecticut Golf Course Subject of  Appellate Court Decision Topstone Golf Course in South Windsor, Conn. was the subject of a dispute between its developer and owner of the land on which it is built, which recently reached the Connecticut Appellate Court.  According to Rob Harris of the Golf Dispute Resolution blog, the dispute arose from a bonus […]

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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 […]

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Jury Begins Deliberations in Bonds Trial ESPN’s Lester Munson has the story on the final arguments in the Barry Bonds trial.  Munson opines that the prosecution may have saved its faltering case with a brilliant performance during closing arguments.  The case is now in the hands of the jury.  Michael McCann of Sports Illustrated and […]

Sports Law Symposium Season is Here

Spring is here, and with spring comes sports law symposium season.  Here are few of the events that will be taking place  in the Northeast: Fordham Sports Law Symposium: March 26 Vermont Law School Panel on Age Limits in Pro Sports: April 2 The panel, which is free of charge, will be held Friday April 2, from […]

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Tweet of the Week From Peter King of Sports Illustrated (@SI_PeterKing) on Tom Cable situation: Interesting now to see a) what action NFL takes vs. Cable; b) whether Cable sues Hanson; c) whether Hanson sues Cable. Still a story here. Understanding the Patriots’ Pre-Trade Deadline Moves Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post wrote a great […]