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Federal Judge Enjoins NCAA Player Likeness Rules as Illegal Price Fixing

On August 8, 2014, a California federal judge ruled that college athletes can share in the billions of dollars generated from media contracts, finding that restraints imposed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association...more

Court Rules Against NCAA in O’Bannon Case

The United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued its highly anticipated decision in the Ed O’Bannon case on August 8, 2014. The Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, a class consisting of...more

Court Rules NCAA Violated Antitrust Laws: But Did The NCAA Win By Losing?

A federal court has ruled that the NCAA cannot ban schools from giving athletes money based on their name, image and likeness, and cannot impose a salary cap below $5,000. See O'Bannon v. NCAA (N.D. Calif Aug. 8, 2014). The...more

NCAA Cannot Bar Compensation of Student-Athletes for Use of Their Names and Likenesses, Federal Court Says

A recent California federal court decision has further lifted the thumb on the scales that has historically benefited collegiate athletics in weighing whether their association rules violate the federal antitrust laws. ...more

Bracketology 101 – A Look Ahead at Legal Issues that May Change the Face of the Final Four

This year’s NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament may be the last of its kind. This post explores some of the brewing legal issues that may force big changes to future “Final Fours,” and in turn, the legal rights and...more

Mississippi Enacts Academic Research Rebate Legislation and Expands Existing Motion Picture Production Rebate Program

Mississippi recently enacted two pieces of legislation that should encourage private investment in the state. The Strengthening Mississippi Academic Research Through Business (SMART Business) Act (House Bill 826), which...more

Three Point Shot - January 2013

In This Issue: - Take Me Out To the Ball Game, But Keep Me Away From the Flying Hotdogs - Full Court Press Gets Young Women the Right to Play AND Be Cheered - Will Dorsett be able to “Heisman” SER Media?...more

Parties to UConn Basketball Coach Jim Calhoun Contract Planned for a Retirement

At a press conference later today, legendary UConn Basketball Coach Jim Calhoun is expected to announce his retirement. He has been such a fixture in this state, not only for basketball, but for his charitable work, that...more

Enjoining Nick Saban: Non-Compete Agreements and College Football Coaches

In the realm of examining whether non-compete provisions should be used in particular professions, this article by Clay Travis asks an interesting question: why don’t college football coaches have non-competes? It is a timely...more

Sports Law Today - Spring 2010

In this Issue • The Tiger Effect: The Future of Morals Clauses in Endorsement Agreements 1 • NCAA Bylaw 19.5.2.2-(e): A School’s Worst Vacation 2 • Preparing for the End . . . From the Beginning: Drafting Termination...more

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