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Category: In the News

Top Five Sports Law Stories for 2017

Published on December 27, 2016 in In the News

Article by Marc Edelman in Forbes Magazine This year was another interesting year in sports law, highlighted by the Supreme Court’s rejection of certiorari in O’Bannon v. NCAA — marking an end to six years of litigation over whether the NCAA can prevent colleges from sharing licensing revenues with their athletes. 2017 figures to be just…

The Biggest Sports Cases of 2016

Published on December 16, 2016 in In the News

By Zachary Zagger on Law 360 With the NFL prevailing over New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in a legal fight over his Deflategate suspension and the Third Circuit once again foreclosing New Jersey’s attempt to legalize sports betting, 2016 has had its fair share of blockbuster sports cases that kept lawyers in the industry…

Supreme Court Declining Ed O’Bannon Case Continues Struggle for College Athletes’ Rights

Published on October 6, 2016 in In the News

Article by Michael Grant with The Come Back For now, the status quo remains on the vague definition of amateurism and the question of whether or not athletes are fairly compensated. That’s the message the Supreme Court sent when it declined to hear the Ed O’Bannon antitrust case against the NCAA. This could have been…

Supreme Court’s O’Bannon Ruling Another Step Toward Changing How College Athletes are Compensated, UB Sports Law Expert Says

Published on October 6, 2016 in In the News

Article by Charles Anzalone on University at Buffalo This week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear appeals in the O’Bannon v. NCAA case concerning the treatment of college athletes is another sign the NCAA must abide by federal anti-trust laws when implementing rules about the ability of athletes to earn compensation, a University at…

An Amateurism Challenge Evaporates, but Others Loom for NCAA

Published on October 4, 2016 in In the News

Article by Jake New on Inside Higher Ed The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the O’Bannon case protects college sports’ amateurism model for now, but earlier ruling that the association violates antitrust laws leaves the model vulnerable. Leaving the issue of paying college athletes in a state of limbo, the U.S. Supreme Court on…