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Esports Star Tfue Sues To Void His Contract With FaZe Clan

Fortnite player Turner Tenney, professionally known as “Tfue,” has sued to void his contract with Esports team, FaZe Clan, Inc. Tfue’s action, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that the terms of the contract he signed to play for FaZe Clan’s Fortnite team are grossly oppressive, onerous, and one-sided and in violation of California...… Continue Reading The post Esports Star Tfue Sues To Void His Contract With FaZe Clan appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
June 21, 2019

Agents Beware: Representation Agreement May Not Be Enforceable If It Violates State Sports Agent Laws

A North Carolina law designed to protect student-athletes may determine the enforceability of Prime Sports Marketing’s contract with former Duke University star Zion Williamson. While Williamson is preparing to become a member of the New Orleans Pelicans after his name is announced as the No. 1 selection in the 2019 NBA Draft, he is also...… Continue Reading The post Agents Beware: Representation Agreement May Not Be Enforceable If It Violates State Sports Agent Laws appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
June 16, 2019

UPDATE: California SB 206 – Collegiate Athletics: Fair Pay to Play Act Moves Forward

The Fair Pay to Play Act, introduced by California State Senate Majority Whip Nancy Skinner, has passed an initial hurdle toward becoming law as the California State Senate passed the proposed legislation by a 31-4 vote total. The California Assembly will now consider the measure in the near future. The proposed legislation (as discussed in...… Continue Reading The post UPDATE: California SB 206 – Collegiate Athletics: Fair Pay to Play Act Moves Forward appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
May 23, 2019

NCAA Considers Restrictions To Curtail Use Of Graduate Student Transfers

While the focus of the recent Men’s NCAA Basketball Championship Game between University of Virginia and Texas Tech centered around the entertaining overtime finish culminating in Virginia’s first ever basketball championship, another storyline arose involving the runner-up Red Raiders. Specifically, graduate transfers played a role in Texas Tech’s magnificent tournament run due to the ability of...… Continue Reading The post NCAA Considers Restrictions To Curtail Use Of Graduate Student Transfers appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
April 10, 2019

Visas For eSports Gamers On The Rise

Professional athletes who are “internationally recognized” are eligible for the P-1 visa and eSports (video games) at the professional level have become such major athletic events that eSports players have been granted these visas more and more often. https://www.collegeandprosportslaw.com/labor-law-and-sports/the-esports-... In 2013, the USCIS for the first time recognized an eSports player as an athlete and...… Continue Reading The post Visas For eSports Gamers On The Rise appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
March 25, 2019

California Bill Would Allow College Athletes to Keep Amateur Status While Securing Marketing Opportunities

The opportunity for college level student-athletes in California to take advantage of potential marketing opportunities while still maintaining their amateur status could soon become a reality. A report from the National College Players Association and Drexel University Sports Management Program concluded that 82 percent of full-scholarship athletes who live on campus and 90 percent of...… Continue Reading The post California Bill Would Allow College Athletes to Keep Amateur Status While Securing Marketing Opportunities appeared first on California Workplace Law Blog.
March 5, 2019

California Bill Would Allow College Athletes to Keep Amateur Status While Securing Marketing Opportunities

The opportunity for college level student-athletes in California to take advantage of potential marketing opportunities while still maintaining their amateur status could soon become a reality. A report from the National College Players Association and Drexel University Sports Management Program concluded that 82 percent of full-scholarship athletes who live on campus and 90 percent of...… Continue Reading The post California Bill Would Allow College Athletes to Keep Amateur Status While Securing Marketing Opportunities appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
March 4, 2019

The ESports Industry-The Top Ten Labor and Employment Law Issues

While Major League Baseball and the NFL often speak of growing revenue, Esports has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity and an accompanying increase in revenue streams of its own. Buoyed by investments into Esports organizations from international stars like Michael Jordan and Drake, and the increasing popularity of Esports stars like Tyler “Ninja” Blevins...… Continue Reading The post The ESports Industry-The Top Ten Labor and Employment Law Issues appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
February 27, 2019

State Legislators React to Proposed Federal Title IX Regulations with State Law Proposals

While colleges, universities and educational professionals await the Department of Education’s (DOE) proposed new Title IX regulations, which will dictate a revised process by which allegations of sexual misconduct must be handled, the state legislatures in Missouri and Arizona are currently considering legislation that would adopt many of Secretary DeVos’s anticipated regulatory modifications. Click here...… Continue Reading The post State Legislators React to Proposed Federal Title IX Regulations with State Law Proposals appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
February 5, 2019

Super Bowl Sunday Considerations Following the Murphy Decision?

Millions of Americans will tune in on Sunday, February 3rd to the Super Bowl to watch one of the biggest sporting events of the year. This year’s game will again feature the New England Patriots, but it will be the first Super Bowl since the Supreme Court’s landmark case Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Assn.,...… Continue Reading The post Super Bowl Sunday Considerations Following the Murphy Decision? appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
January 31, 2019

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