Tag Archives: “college athletics”

Senator Murphy Introduces Additional Federal Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation

An additional federal legislative proposal regarding college athlete name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights has been introduced on Capitol Hill. The Bill, known as the College Athlete Economic Freedom Act (“Freedom Act”), is authored by Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) a leading advocate and author on college athlete rights and U.S. Representative Lori Trahan (D-Mass.), a … Continue Reading

UPDATE: NCAA President Recommends Delay In Name, Image and Likeness Vote

Following receipt of a letter from the United State Department of Justice-Antitrust Division expressing concern about the NCAA’s anticipated vote, NCAA President Mark Emmert has “strongly recommended” to his membership that the NCAA vote currently scheduled for Monday to potentially ratify name, image and likeness (NIL) rights for collegiate student-athletes be delayed. The much anticipated … Continue Reading

Bipartisan Name, Image, Likeness Bill Introduced In Congress

Legislation that would protect the rights of student-athletes to receive financial benefits from the commercial use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL), while prohibiting athletic associations, like the NCAA and colleges and universities, from preventing student-athletes from participating in intercollegiate athletics as a result of entering into endorsement contracts has been introduced in the … Continue Reading

NCAA Board Endorses More Autonomy For Five Largest Conferences

In an effort to restructure the Division I legislative system, the NCAA Board of Directors has endorsed a proposal that would give more power to schools in the five largest conferences in the NCAA. The endorsement was presented as Northwestern University’s 76 voting eligible scholarship members of the football team prepared to participate in a … Continue Reading

NLRB Grants Review in Northwestern Case; Election to Be Held and Ballots Impounded

As expected, the National Labor Relations Board has granted Northwestern University’s Request for Review of the Regional Director’s March 26, 2014 decision finding the scholarship football players at the University to be “employees” within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act “as it raises substantial issues meriting review.” While, the election will take place … Continue Reading

If NCAA Scholarship Football Players Are Employees, What Are Coaches?…Supervisors?

The decision of the Regional Director of Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) has created an interesting question for all colleges and universities: Are members of coaching staffs now considered to be supervisors under the NLRA? The answer … Continue Reading

NCAA Initiates Formal Changes to Student-Athlete Well-Being Rules

The NCAA Legislative Council has approved proposals for “student-athlete well-being rules.” One proposed rule change would provide Division I student-athletes (both scholarship athletes and walk-ons) with unlimited meals and snacks in conjunction with their athletics participation.  Under current NCAA rules, schools can provide three meals per day or a stipend for those meals to scholarship … Continue Reading

College Football Players Engage In Protest Seeking NCAA Reforms

In an unprecedented protest against NCAA protocols, football players from Georgia Tech, Georgia and Northwestern took to the gridiron with personally marked-up equipment to challenge the NCAA’s treatment of athletes on issues ranging from concussions to guaranteed scholarships. Georgia Tech quarterback Vad Lee wrote “APU”, an acronym for All Players United, a signature of the … Continue Reading

University to Expand Opportunities for Female Athletes, Settling Title IX Action

Quinnipiac University has agreed to maintain its women’s volleyball team and expand athletic opportunities for its female students as part of a proposed settlement to end a lengthy court battle regarding the school’s lack of Title IX compliance. The question of Quinnipiac’s Title IX compliance initially arose in 2009, when five members of the school’s … Continue Reading

Jackson Lewis Sports Practice Attorney To Participate In Duke Law Symposium

Jackson Lewis attorney Jennifer Harper will participate in Duke Universty Law School’s Sports Law Symposium on January 25, 2012. Harper will be participating in the panel on “Handling Scandal”. The Duke Sports & Entertainment Law Society (SELS) presents its 3rd Annual Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium: The Changing Economics of the Sports and Entertainment Industries … Continue Reading

NCAA Hands Down Historic Penalties Against Penn State Football Program

Called the “darkest day in Penn State history,” on July 23, 2012, the the NCAA imposed unprecedented penalties on the Penn State football program. Dr. Mark Emmert, President of the NCAA, loudly and clearly told Penn State and all other member institutions across the country:  sports cannot erode the real morals and values for which … Continue Reading

Department of Education Releases “Gainful Employment” Metrics

The U.S. Department of Education has released a pre-publication copy (http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/gainful-employment-regulations) of the final regulations on the metrics for determining the eligibility for federal student aid for those enrolled in an educational program that leads to “gainful employment” in a recognized occupation. The regulations are expected to be published in the Federal Register soon.    The … Continue Reading

What Athletic Departments Need To Know About Recruiting Foreign Athlete Students

Collegiate and university recruitment of foreign athletes is more vigorous than ever..  Whether it is a nationally ranked Division I basketball program trying to gain a competitive edge in the NCAA Tournament, or an Ivy League institution seeking to bolster the roster of its heavyweight crew team, institutions often recruit from abroad. After the recruitment … Continue Reading