Category: Sports Law

Student-Athletes Denied Wages for Athletic Training

–by Ryan White Source: Berger v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, No. 16-1558, 2016 WL 7051905 (7th Cir. Dec. 5, 2016). Abstract:  Two former members of the University of Pennsylvania Women’s Track and Field team sued the school and the NCAA

Posted in Labor and Employment Law, Legal Pulse, Sports Law

The NFL’s New Application of the Rooney Rule

— by Ben Cranston Abstract: If the statistical evidence of success of the NFL’s “Rooney Rule” is any indicator of future increased diversity, we will be seeing significantly more female executives working for NFL franchises in the coming years. The

Posted in Civil Rights, Employment Law, Labor and Employment Law, Legal Pulse, Sports Law

All Bets Are Off – Daily Fantasy Sports Embroiled in Legal Battle in New York

— by Wes Gerrie   Case: People v. FanDuel Inc., DraftKings Inc., et al., No. 453056/15, 2015 N.Y. Misc. Lexis 4521 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 11, 2015).   Abstract The popular, yet controversial, activity of Daily Fantasy Sports faced its first legal

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Article: Changing the Game: The Litigation that may be the Catalyst for Change in Intercollegiate Athletics

The first reported intercollegiate athletics contest in the United States took place in 1852.1  Harvard University challenged Yale University to a rowing contest similar to those staged in England by Oxford University and Cambridge University.  To tilt the competition in

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