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State Name, Image, and Likeness Laws With July 1st Effective Dates Continue To Grow

The race to enact Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) legislation moves forward on a state-by-state basis while the NCAA continues to hold its promised formal NIL legislation in abeyance while awaiting one of several federal legislative proposals to move forward. While the number of states that have either introduced legislation or passed formal NIL laws...… Continue Reading The post State Name, Image, and Likeness Laws With July 1st Effective Dates Continue To Grow appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
May 7, 2021

NCAA Modifies Student-Athlete Transfer Rules to Create Immediate Eligibility

In a much-anticipated move, the NCAA Division I Council has approved a rule change to modify current transfer rules and unify all student-athletes under the same transfer rules. The change will allow student-athletes in five sports (football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, and men’s hockey) to join other Division I student-athletes. It also will authorize...… Continue Reading The post NCAA Modifies Student-Athlete Transfer Rules to Create Immediate Eligibility appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
April 15, 2021

Supreme Court Grants Certiorari To Consider NCAA’s Request To Review Ninth Circuit Anti-Trust Ruling

While the legal focus on college athletics has been on the impending expansion of name, image, and likeness rights for NCAA student athletes, prompted in part by State and Federal legislative proposals, the Supreme Court has shifted that focus to the courts after agreeing to intercede and rule on what will prove to be a...… Continue Reading The post Supreme Court Grants Certiorari To Consider NCAA’s Request To Review Ninth Circuit Anti-Trust Ruling appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
December 17, 2020

Compliance Considerations for Colleges and Universities Prior To Eliminating Sports in the COVID-19 Era

One of the worst developments of the COVID-19 pandemic has been its impact to college sports and the unfortunate sacrifice of athletics programs across the country affecting all levels of NCAA and NAIA competition. Since March, hundreds of collegiate varsity programs have been discontinued, with more cuts likely coming. Eliminating a varsity sport is never...… Continue Reading The post Compliance Considerations for Colleges and Universities Prior To Eliminating Sports in the COVID-19 Era appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
July 16, 2020

Compliance Considerations for Colleges and Universities Prior To Eliminating Sports in the COVID-19 Era

One of the worst developments of the COVID-19 pandemic has been its impact to college sports and the unfortunate sacrifice of athletics programs across the country affecting all levels of NCAA and NAIA competition. Since March, hundreds of collegiate varsity programs have been discontinued, with more cuts likely coming. Eliminating a varsity sport is never... Continue Reading…
July 16, 2020

NCAA Compliance Best Practices for Institutions During COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has severely affected the world of college sports. Division I conferences canceled their conference tournaments and the NCAA announced it would not be holding NCAA basketball championships this season, ending March Madness. COVID-19’s impact, however, did not stop there. The NCAA issued a division-wide “dead period” on recruiting through April 15,...… Continue Reading The post NCAA Compliance Best Practices for Institutions During COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
March 29, 2020

NCAA Considers Restrictions To Curtail Use Of Graduate Student Transfers

While the focus of the recent Men’s NCAA Basketball Championship Game between University of Virginia and Texas Tech centered around the entertaining overtime finish culminating in Virginia’s first ever basketball championship, another storyline arose involving the runner-up Red Raiders. Specifically, graduate transfers played a role in Texas Tech’s magnificent tournament run due to the ability of...… Continue Reading The post NCAA Considers Restrictions To Curtail Use Of Graduate Student Transfers appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
April 10, 2019

State Legislators React to Proposed Federal Title IX Regulations with State Law Proposals

While colleges, universities and educational professionals await the Department of Education’s (DOE) proposed new Title IX regulations, which will dictate a revised process by which allegations of sexual misconduct must be handled, the state legislatures in Missouri and Arizona are currently considering legislation that would adopt many of Secretary DeVos’s anticipated regulatory modifications. Click here...… Continue Reading The post State Legislators React to Proposed Federal Title IX Regulations with State Law Proposals appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
February 5, 2019

New Proposed Title IX Regulations Raise Unique Institutional Concerns For Rights Of Accused

As colleges and universities review the Department of Education’s proposed new Title IX regulations revising process by which allegations of sexual misconduct must be handled, they must consider the potential impact of what appears to be clearly greater protections for those accused of sexual misconduct, including student-athletes. The proposed regulations will formally replace guidance and...… Continue Reading The post New Proposed Title IX Regulations Raise Unique Institutional Concerns For Rights Of Accused appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
November 20, 2018

Seventh Circuit Upholds NCAA “Year In Residence” Requirement For Transfers

The Seventh Circuit has rejected antitrust claims filed against the NCAA by former Northern Illinois University student-athlete Peter Deppe and upheld the NCAA’s rule delaying the athletic eligibility of student-athletes who transfer to alternate schools without serving a “year in residence” at their new school before becoming eligible to resume their collegiate career. The Circuit...… Continue Reading The post Seventh Circuit Upholds NCAA “Year In Residence” Requirement For Transfers appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
June 27, 2018

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