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Seventh Circuit Upholds NCAA “Year In Residence” Requirement For Transfers

The Seventh Circuit has rejected antitrust claims filed against the NCAA by former Northern Illinois University student-athlete Peter Deppe and upheld the NCAA’s rule delaying the athletic eligibility of student-athletes who transfer to alternate schools without serving a “year in residence” at their new school before becoming eligible to resume their collegiate career. The Circuit...… Continue Reading The post Seventh Circuit Upholds NCAA “Year In Residence” Requirement For Transfers appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
June 27, 2018

New NCAA ‘Notice to Transfer’ Model Replaces Controversial Permission to Contact Rule

The NCAA Division I counsel has acted to formally adopt the highly anticipated proposal that modifies the requirements for an athlete to transfer and to eliminate the NCAA “Permission to Contact” process for Division I athletes. Currently, student-athletes must seek their current NCAA institution’s permission prior to engaging in recruiting contact and subsequently transferring to...… Continue Reading The post New NCAA ‘Notice to Transfer’ Model Replaces Controversial Permission to Contact Rule appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
June 18, 2018

New Jersey Considers First State Sports Gambling Law Following Supreme Court Decision

New Jersey is considering a bill that would establish the framework of operation and regulation for wagering at casinos and racetracks on the results of certain professional, collegiate sports, or athletic events. The Garden State has long been at the forefront of advocating for state autonomy and discretion regarding sports wagering. State legislators introduced Assembly Bill No....… Continue Reading The post New Jersey Considers First State Sports Gambling Law Following Supreme Court Decision appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
May 24, 2018

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Banning States from Legalizing Sports Gambling

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the federal law known as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) that bans states from permitting gambling on sporting events. Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Assn., No. 16-476 (May 14, 2018). This decision effectively ends Nevada’s long-time monopoly in this arena and opens the...… Continue Reading The post Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Banning States from Legalizing Sports Gambling appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
May 14, 2018

PAC-12, Big East May Foreshadow Upcoming NCAA Commission on College Basketball’s Report

An overhaul is on the way for men’s college basketball. The NCAA’s Commission on College Basketball, established in response to a federal investigation into corruption in college basketball, is expected to release proposed changes to the sport on Wednesday, with the goal of final versions of the recommendations voted on by the NCAA executive board...… Continue Reading The post PAC-12, Big East May Foreshadow Upcoming NCAA Commission on College Basketball’s Report appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
April 23, 2018

New Law Exempts Minor League Baseball Players from Certain Federal Minimum Wage, Overtime Pay Laws

As part of $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill signed by President Donald Trump in March, section 13(a) of the Fair Labor Standards Act is amended to exempt minor league baseball players from a class of workers entitled to certain minimum wages and overtime pay under the FLSA. The amendment, known as the Save America’s Pastime...… Continue Reading The post New Law Exempts Minor League Baseball Players from Certain Federal Minimum Wage, Overtime Pay Laws appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
April 17, 2018

NCAA Extends Permissible Agent Use To Draft-Eligible High School Hockey Players

As high school students end their winter sports schedules and spring sports participants begin play across the country, the role and significance of agents and their use by amateur athletes as they prepare for possible selection in the upcoming Major League Baseball (MLB) amateur draft and the NHL Entry Draft is once again front and...… Continue Reading The post NCAA Extends Permissible Agent Use To Draft-Eligible High School Hockey Players appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
March 26, 2018

NCAA Head Coaches Beware: You are ‘Presumptively’ Responsible for Acts of Assistant Coaches, Administrators

A recent news report detailed alleged large-scale corruption throughout men’s college basketball. In the report, dozens of student-athletes allegedly received impermissible payments for their commitments to enroll at various Division I universities or payments while they were attending those universities. Last October, 10 individuals, including four NCAA Division I men’s basketball coaches, were charged for...… Continue Reading The post NCAA Head Coaches Beware: You are ‘Presumptively’ Responsible for Acts of Assistant Coaches, Administrators appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
March 1, 2018

New Labor Board General Counsel Rescinds Guidance Declaring Student-Athletes ‘Employees’

One of the first actions of new National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Peter Robb was to rescind guidance that college football players at private universities are employees under the National Labor Relations Act. Robb’s Memorandum GC 18-02, which created a mandatory Division of Advice review of many Board decisions from the Obama Administration (and...… Continue Reading The post New Labor Board General Counsel Rescinds Guidance Declaring Student-Athletes ‘Employees’ appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
December 7, 2017

Can NFL Players be Fired, Disciplined for Protesting During National Anthem?

President Donald Trump has suggested that the National Football League’s television ratings decline was caused by “fans seeing those people (players) taking the knee when they’re playing our great national anthem.” Trump has urged fans to “leave the stadium” when players kneel during the national anthem and suggested that NFL team owners fire players who...… Continue Reading The post Can NFL Players be Fired, Disciplined for Protesting During National Anthem? appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
September 25, 2017

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