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New Legislation Proposed In The State of Washington Pushes For Student-Athlete Compensation In Defiance of NCAA Bylaws

As colleges and universities and student athletes await the long anticipated decision from U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken in Alston v. NCAA regarding whether scholarship limits imposed by the NCAA violate anti-trust laws, a bill introduced in the State of Washington could provide student athletes in the state with the opportunity to be paid … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Declines To Consider Antitrust Case Against NCAA

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a decision holding that NCAA athletes did not have to be paid beyond the cost of attending college. NCAA v. O’Bannon, Nos. 14-16601, 14-17068 (9th Cir. Sept. 30, 2015), cert. denied, No. 15-1167 (Oct. 3, 2016). A U.S. district court had decided the NCAA’s use of the … Continue Reading

Brain Trauma Concerns Have Ivy League Football Coaches Eliminating In-Season Practice Contact. A New Trend?

Reacting to growing concerns about brain trauma, the eight Ivy League football coaches have added to the Ivy League’s restrictive rules limiting contact during spring and preseason practice by unanimously voting to eliminate all full contact drills from regular season practices. The formal adoption of the decision is anticipated during an upcoming vote of the … Continue Reading

NCAA Changes Course, Proposes Rule Allowing Players to Reject NBA and Return to School

The NCAA men’s basketball oversight committee has proposed a significant rule change that would allow undergraduate basketball players to return to school and resume their playing careers after initialing declaring their eligibility for the NBA draft. This proposed amendment is a drastic change from existing NCAA rules which prevent a student-athlete from returning to school … Continue Reading

NCAA Division I Announces Landmark Changes To Governance Structure

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors has voted 16-2 to adopt landmark revisions to its governance structure.  The Board’s decision will provide limited autonomy for the 65 “Big 5” institutions in the Atlantic Coast, Big 12, Big 10, Pac-12 and the Southeastern athletic conferences.   These conferences are expected to submit new rules by October … 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

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

Congress To Protect Athletes And Universities With Proposed National Collegiate Athletics Accountability Act

Representatives Charlie Dent (R-Pennsylvania) and Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) have introduced the National Collegiate Athletics Accountability Act (H.R. 2903) (http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th/house-bill/2903/text), in a rare bi-partisan proposal. The Act, which would halt federal funds for colleges and universities refusing to take specified measures to protect student athletes and their schools in sports and academic activities, has been proposed … Continue Reading

Despite Missteps in Miami Investigation, NCAA Will Proceed Against School and Others

The NCAA has admitted that certain investigative tactics used in portions of its inquiry into alleged violations of NCAA rules at the University of Miami failed its membership. NCAA President Mark Emmert announced that the NCAA enforcement staff “acted contrary to internal protocols, legal counsel and the membership’s understanding about the limits of its investigative … Continue Reading

NCAA SUSPENDS UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI PROBE FOR APPARENT MISCONDUCT OF INVESTIGATORS, BEGINS EXAMINATION OF ENFORCEMENT METHODS

In a sudden turn of events, the NCAA has suspended its investigation into alleged improprieties of coaches and student-athletes tied to former University of Miami booster Nevin Shapiro, just days after announcing it was making significant progress. NCAA President Mark Emmert has also ordered an external investigation of the conduct of staff enforcement investigators following … Continue Reading

Minnesota High Court Rejects Verdict against University Coach for Negligent Misrepresentation in Hiring

Ending five years of contentious litigation, the Minnesota Supreme Court has reversed a million-dollar jury verdict for negligent misrepresentation against the head coach of the University of Minnesota (“U of M”) Men’s Basketball Team for offering an assistant coaching job to a former assistant coach only later to withdraw the offer.  The University withdrew the … Continue Reading

Universities and Other Educational Institutions Are Under Scrutiny for Title IX Violations

A year after the issuance of the Department of Education (“DOE”) Office of Civil Rights’ (“OCR”) April 4, 2011 “Dear Colleague Letter,” educational institutions are still scrambling to avoid being found in violation of Title IX.   The Letter was in response to an increase in sexual discrimination and assault in the educational setting.  It reminded … Continue Reading

Arizona State’s 2nd Annual Conference on Sports & Entertainment Law

The Jackson Lewis Collegiate and Professional Sports Industry Group will be a featured participant at Arizona State’s 2nd Sports and Entertainment Law Conference.  The full details of the conference are posted below.   What: Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law’s 2nd Annual Conference on Sports and Entertainment Law When: Saturday, November 5, 2011 (9 a.m. – 5 … Continue Reading

NCAA Hit with Class Action Concussion Lawsuit

A federal class action lawsuit has been filed in the Northern District of Illinois against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and NCAA Football on behalf of current and former NCAA football players who sustained a concussion(s) or suffered concussion-like symptoms while playing football at an NCAA school.  The lawsuit alleges the NCAA has failed … Continue Reading
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