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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

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

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