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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

Mississippi Student-Athletes Name, Image, and Likeness Law Awaits Governor’s Signature

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is expected to make Mississippi the seventh state to enact name, image, and likeness (NIL) legislation. When signed, the Mississippi Intercollegiate Athletics Compensation Rights Act will allow Mississippi student-athletes to earn endorsement compensation from the use of their name, image, and likeness and authorize their hiring and use of professional representation,...… Continue Reading The post Mississippi Student-Athletes Name, Image, and Likeness Law Awaits Governor’s Signature appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
March 29, 2021

Supreme Court Allows DOJ to Join Oral Argument in Alston Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it would allow the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to became an additional presenter during the landmark case, NCAA v. Alston, which is set for oral argument on March 31, 2021. The Alston case arises out of consolidated appeals from the NCAA and several high-level conferences in two...… Continue Reading The post Supreme Court Allows DOJ to Join Oral Argument in Alston Case appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
March 23, 2021

UPDATE: Sixth Federal NIL Bill Proposed by Kansas Senator Jerry Moran; Senator Booker Comments on Status of College Athlete Bill of Rights

Amateur Athletes Protection and Compensation Act. The Amateur Athletes Protection and Compensation Act of 2021 (Protection Act), the sixth federal proposal governing student-athlete name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights, has been introduced U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS). Senator Moran’s legislation combines aspects of prior partisan legislation proposed by both Republican and Democratic legislators. The Protection...… Continue Reading The post UPDATE: Sixth Federal NIL Bill Proposed by Kansas Senator Jerry Moran; Senator Booker Comments on Status of College Athlete Bill of Rights appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
March 1, 2021

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 The post Senator Murphy Introduces Additional Federal Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
February 6, 2021

Will Acting General Counsel Ohr’s Appointment Lead To NCAA Athletes Becoming Eligible To Unionize?

President Joe Biden has named Peter Sung Ohr to serve as Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board). Ohr has served as the Regional Director of the NLRB Chicago office for nearly a decade. While the Regional Director, Ohr is best remembered in the world of collegiate sports for his...… Continue Reading The post Will Acting General Counsel Ohr’s Appointment Lead To NCAA Athletes Becoming Eligible To Unionize? appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
February 1, 2021

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

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