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NCAA Will Consider Eligibility Relief for Student-Athletes Affected by COVID-19 Participation Ban

While colleges, universities, and student-athletes across the country continue to react to the ramifications of the sudden and unprecedented cancellation of the NCAA National Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship, as well as cancellation of the collegiate spring sports competitive seasons for sports (including baseball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, softball, and men’s volleyball), the NCAA has...… Continue Reading The post NCAA Will Consider Eligibility Relief for Student-Athletes Affected by COVID-19 Participation Ban appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
March 13, 2020

The Sports World Responds to COVID-19

As the world responds to COVID-19/Coronavirus, the world of professional and amateur sports is responding as well. The virus had already has begun impacting the sports world and its impact with likely increase. The spread of the virus throughout the United States has led to growing concerns about sporting games and events.  As a result,...… Continue Reading The post The Sports World Responds to COVID-19 appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
March 11, 2020

Ivy League Announces Cancellation of All Spring Sports Schedules

In our continuing effort to inform and update our blog readers, we are providing the following update regarding the impact of the coronavirus and collegiate athletics. As a result of further developments relating to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the various newly announced Ivy League campus policies and potential limitations on practices and...… Continue Reading The post Ivy League Announces Cancellation of All Spring Sports Schedules appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
March 11, 2020

NFL Players Association Executive Committee Member Files ULP Against Own Union and Its Leaders

Russell Okung, a current NFL player and member of the National Football League Players Association’s (NFLPA) executive committee, has filed an unfair labor practice (ULP) charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), alleging the union has threatened retaliation against its own members and violated its own constitution by forcing a full-member ratification vote of...… Continue Reading The post NFL Players Association Executive Committee Member Files ULP Against Own Union and Its Leaders appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
March 10, 2020

NCAA Representatives Testify on Capitol Hill Urging A Consistent National Approach to Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Compensation.

Governor Gavin Newsom and the California legislature shook up the collegiate sports landscape with the introduction and passing of legislation allowing college athletes to benefit from their name, image, and likeness (NIL) in 2019. Several states have followed California’s legislative lead and proposed similar legislation—with some duplicating the exact terms of the California law, up...… Continue Reading The post NCAA Representatives Testify on Capitol Hill Urging A Consistent National Approach to Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Compensation. appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
February 16, 2020

As The NCAA Formulates Options, More States Opt To Use Legislation As The Solution For Name, Image and Likeness Rights

While NCAA President Mark Emmert addressed the attendees at the NCAA Convention in Anaheim, California, he acknowledged the issues currently facing the NCAA with regard to name, image and likeness compensation rights for student-athletes. Emmert stated, “2020 can’t be a year of business as usual. We’ve got to double down on the opportunities that we...… Continue Reading The post As The NCAA Formulates Options, More States Opt To Use Legislation As The Solution For Name, Image and Likeness Rights appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
January 25, 2020

Virginia Considering Student-Athlete Name, Image and Likeness Legislation

Virginia has joined the ever-expanding number of states to introduce proposed legislation that would permit student-athletes to benefit from the marketing of their name, image and likeness. In fact, three individual bills have been introduced for consideration by the 2020 General Assembly, all of which would allow collegiate athletes to be compensated for the commercial...… Continue Reading The post Virginia Considering Student-Athlete Name, Image and Likeness Legislation appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
January 21, 2020

Pending State Bills Propose to Limit The Ability of Transgender Student-Athletes to Compete

Several states have introduced legislation to require transgender student-athletes at the elementary and secondary school levels to compete only in their sex assigned at birth, not based on their gender identity. While more than a third of states allow transgender students to compete on teams based on their gender identity, legislators in several states (including...… Continue Reading The post Pending State Bills Propose to Limit The Ability of Transgender Student-Athletes to Compete appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
January 13, 2020

USCIS Denials in Extraordinary Ability Category on the Rise

Is it a significant achievement to make it onto a national sports team? Would winning a top-ten spot in a European championship constitute an award for excellence? Would being one of a duo who were U.S. junior ice dance champions constitute an internationally recognized prize? These are questions USCIS has answered in the negative in...… Continue Reading The post USCIS Denials in Extraordinary Ability Category on the Rise appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
December 17, 2019

USCIS Denials in Extraordinary Ability Category on the Rise

Is it a significant achievement to make it onto a national sports team? Would winning a top-ten spot in a European championship constitute an award for excellence? Would being one of a duo who were U.S. junior ice dance champions constitute an internationally recognized prize? These are questions USCIS has answered in the negative in... Continue Reading
December 17, 2019

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