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NCAA Announces Response to Expanding State Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation with Proposed Changes to Bylaws

Following the cancelation of the winter sports championships and the calendar of spring athletic events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA is hoping to reset for the 2020-2021 academic year with a full slate of college football and other fall sports in September. While the NCAA and its members have been focused on student-athlete...… Continue Reading The post NCAA Announces Response to Expanding State Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation with Proposed Changes to Bylaws appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
May 1, 2020

UPDATE: NCAA Rejects Blanket Waiver of Minimum Sports Requirement in Midst of COVID-19

The NCAA Division I Council has rejected the efforts of the leaders of five Division I Conferences (the American Athletic, Mountain West, Mid-American, Sun Belt, and Conference USA conferences) who collectively had asked the NCAA for a blanket waiver on behalf 27 of the 32 NCAA Division I conferences to eliminate its current requirement that...… Continue Reading The post UPDATE: NCAA Rejects Blanket Waiver of Minimum Sports Requirement in Midst of COVID-19 appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
April 27, 2020

UPDATE: NCAA Rejects Blanket Waiver of Minimum Sports Requirement in Midst of COVID-19

The NCAA Division I Council has rejected the efforts of the leaders of five Division I Conferences (the American Athletic, Mountain West, Mid-American, Sun Belt, and Conference USA conferences) who collectively had asked the NCAA for a blanket waiver on behalf 27 of the 32 NCAA Division I conferences to eliminate its current requirement that... Continue Reading…
April 27, 2020

Lost Revenue from COVID-19 Crisis Prompts Colleges, Universities to Urge NCAA Waiver

Even as some states claim the immediate effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is starting to plateau, the potential financial impact of the pandemic on college athletics is just starting to emerge. As college and universities assess potential budget shortfalls as a result of the $375-million loss of their portion of revenue distribution following the cancellation... Continue Reading…
April 17, 2020

Lost Revenue from COVID-19 Crisis Prompts Colleges, Universities to Urge NCAA Waiver

Even as some states claim the immediate effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is starting to plateau, the potential financial impact of the pandemic on college athletics is just starting to emerge. As college and universities assess potential budget shortfalls as a result of the $375-million loss of their portion of revenue distribution following the cancellation...… Continue Reading The post Lost Revenue from COVID-19 Crisis Prompts Colleges, Universities to Urge NCAA Waiver appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
April 17, 2020

#UnitedAsOne Campaign: NCAA and Its Member Schools Create Resource for COVID-19 Information, Updates

Out of the uncertainty and chaos of the cancellation of the NCAA Winter championships and Spring seasons caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, digital and social media leaders at a small group of 50 schools came together to launch the #UnitedAsOne campaign to show unity and support for all student-athletes in college sports. In less...… Continue Reading The post #UnitedAsOne Campaign: NCAA and Its Member Schools Create Resource for COVID-19 Information, Updates appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
April 3, 2020

NBA May Reduce Players’ Salaries Due to COVID-19 Shutdown

On March 11, 2020, the National Basketball Association (NBA) suspended its season due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now, the League is considering reducing or withholding players’ salaries after the April 1, 2020, payday. The NBA originally hoped to resume its season at some point in June, possibly without fans in attendance. However, as COVID-19...… Continue Reading The post NBA May Reduce Players’ Salaries Due to COVID-19 Shutdown appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
April 2, 2020

NCAA Grants Additional Eligibility to Spring Athletes Affected by COVID-19

The NCAA Division I Council has voted to allow schools to permit spring sport student-athletes an additional season of competition and an extension of their five-year period of athletic eligibility on account of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While it had previously announced that it would consider and potentially adopt modifications, changes, or waivers to current...… Continue Reading The post NCAA Grants Additional Eligibility to Spring Athletes Affected by COVID-19 appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
March 31, 2020

MLB and Its Players Agree to Terms for Potential Resumption of Play Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has silenced all major sports leagues. Instead of the anticipated opening of the 2020 Major League Baseball (MLB) season during the last week of March, MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) announced agreement on the specific terms governing the potential beginning of a coronavirus delayed start to the...… Continue Reading The post MLB and Its Players Agree to Terms for Potential Resumption of Play Amid COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
March 30, 2020

The Force Majeure Clause-The New Relevance of the Forgotten Contract Clause

The recent surge of the COVID-19 pandemic and its catastrophic effect on worldwide events has put the standard contract clause, “force majeure,” in new light. A force majeure clause, French for “superior force,” is a negotiated contract provision that allows either party to a contract to suspend or terminate the performance of its personal contractual...… Continue Reading The post The Force Majeure Clause-The New Relevance of the Forgotten Contract Clause appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
March 16, 2020

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