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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 The post UPDATE: NCAA President Recommends Delay In Name, Image and Likeness Vote appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
January 9, 2021

UPDATE: Michigan Joins Growing Number of States Granting Name, Image, Likeness Rights to Collegiate Student-Athletes

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s signature on House Bill 5217 and House Bill 5218 will allow Michigan student-athletes to earn financial compensation from the use of their name, image, and likeness and authorize the hiring and use of attorneys and agents without affecting student-athlete scholarship eligibility. Michigan now joins California, Florida, New Jersey Colorado, and Nebraska...… Continue Reading The post UPDATE: Michigan Joins Growing Number of States Granting Name, Image, Likeness Rights to Collegiate Student-Athletes appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
January 1, 2021

Major League Soccer To Exercise Force Majeure Clause To Reopen Negotiations With Its Players To Address COVID-19 Financial Realities

Major League Soccer (MLS) has informed the MLS Players Association that it intends to exercise the force majeure clause that was recently added to the parties’ collective bargaining agreement (CBA) to negotiate additional contract modifications in good faith for 30 days. If a new agreement is not reached during the 30 day period, the league... Continue Reading…
December 30, 2020

Major League Soccer To Exercise Force Majeure Clause To Reopen Negotiations With Its Players To Address COVID-19 Financial Realities

Major League Soccer (MLS) has informed the MLS Players Association that it intends to exercise the force majeure clause that was recently added to the parties’ collective bargaining agreement (CBA) to negotiate additional contract modifications in good faith for 30 days. If a new agreement is not reached during the 30 day period, the league...… Continue Reading The post Major League Soccer To Exercise Force Majeure Clause To Reopen Negotiations With Its Players To Address COVID-19 Financial Realities appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
December 30, 2020

The Proposed “College Athletes Bill of Rights” Joins Growing Number Of Federal Bills On Student-Athlete Rights

Shortly after the Supreme Court granted certiorari to consider the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that the NCAA violated federal anti-trust laws by illegally limiting the value of athletic scholarships, new federal legislation has been introduced that could drastically change the world of college athletics and drastically limit the NCAA’s current authoritative stronghold on student-athletes. Senators Corey...… Continue Reading The post The Proposed “College Athletes Bill of Rights” Joins Growing Number Of Federal Bills On Student-Athlete Rights appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
December 20, 2020

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

Federal Name, Image, and Likeness Options Increase With New Senate Bill Proposal

As additional states move closer to joining the five states (California, Florida, New Jersey, Colorado and Nebraska) which have already enacted legislation granting name, image and likeness (NIL) rights to student-athletes and the NCAA moves closer to its anticipated January vote NIL rights, the number of proposed federal NIL’s bills continues to grow as well....… Continue Reading The post Federal Name, Image, and Likeness Options Increase With New Senate Bill Proposal appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
December 12, 2020

California Senators To Introduce Supplement To SB 206 In Advance Of NCAA’s January Name, Image, and Likeness Vote

California State Senators Nancy Skinner and Steven Bradford, the initial drafters of the historic California state legislation which granted student-athletes the legal right to seek remuneration for their name, image and likeness rights, plan to introduce new state legislation to bolster Senate Bill 206 (SB206). Although the specific language of the new bill has yet...… Continue Reading The post California Senators To Introduce Supplement To SB 206 In Advance Of NCAA’s January Name, Image, and Likeness Vote appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
December 7, 2020

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Settles Some Claims in Equal Pay Lawsuit

Players on the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team have settled some of the claims the group made in its Equal Pay Act lawsuit against U.S. Soccer Federation, the national governing body for the sport. The settlement resolves issues related to working conditions that are alleged to be less favorable than those made available or provided...… Continue Reading The post U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Settles Some Claims in Equal Pay Lawsuit appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
December 2, 2020

National Association of Basketball Coaches: Advocates Playing of ‘Black National Anthem’ With ‘Star Spangled Banner’

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the national organization of men’s basketball coaches, and its Committee on Racial Reconciliation has forwarded a letter to all of its member coaches encouraging basketball programs to play both “The Star Spangled Banner” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing” prior to games this season. Craig Robinson, NABC Executive...… Continue Reading The post National Association of Basketball Coaches: Advocates Playing of ‘Black National Anthem’ With ‘Star Spangled Banner’ appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
November 18, 2020

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