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Is the NFL Draft Illegal?
Is the NFL Draft Illegal?

Sports may be on hold for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but that has not stopped the world of sports from moving forward. Between the early introduction of ESPN’s Michael Jordan documentary, “The Last Dance”, and the annual NFL Draft, the sports world is keeping fans at ease.

By Trevor Brown, JD Candidate Class of 2021, University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law
Tags: NFL, NFL Draft, COVID-19, Sherman Antitrust Act
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Will the Absence of Live Sports During COVID-19 Drive States to Approve eSports Sports Wagering Legislation?
Will the Absence of Live Sports During COVID-19 Drive States to Approve eSports Sports Wagering Legislation?

Among those hit hardest by the loss of live sports during the COVID-19 pandemic is the sports wagering industry. 

By Nicholas A. Plinio, Jackson Lewis P.C.
Tags: COVID-19, eSports Wagering, NBA, NASCAR, iRACING, games of skill
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Forum: The Lessons of Joe Leccese
Forum: The Lessons of Joe Leccese

In these uncertain times, we appreciate our sports community and the sharing of information.  To that end, here is something from our friend, Abe Madkourf from the Sports Business Journal, a good friend and sponsor of the SLA.

Tags: CAA World Congress, Joe Leccese, Adam Silver, SBJ
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COVID-19: Is Sports Adjusting To The New Normal And What Does It Mean For You?
COVID-19: Is Sports Adjusting To The New Normal And  What Does It Mean For You?

While quarantined and maintaining your social distance invest a little time in yourself and learn something new from a three-part SLA podcast series focused on the impact of COVID-19 on sports. 

Tags: COVID-19, New Normal
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Peeling Back the Onion: Sports Production During a Pandemic
Peeling Back the Onion:  Sports Production During a Pandemic

SLA Member Submission:

As we move through the COVID 19 pandemic our sports world has been put on hold.  Clearly without widespread testing, especially, and the reality of asymptomatic carriers, one must ask when is the right time?  I am not talking about the granular issues related to the science, but some practical concerns that those who have never sat in a production truck might not understand

By Bobby Hacker
Tags: COVID-19, Pandemic, Live Broadcasting, Unions, Collective Bargaining
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Can the NCAA Justify Playing Games Without Fans?
Can the NCAA Justify Playing Games Without Fans?
SLA Law Student Member Submission:
 
Can the NCAA Justify Playing Games Without Fans? The question of whether to compensate college athletes has been a hot topic for many years. Given the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding college athletics, the question has resurfaced with new implications. Opponents argue that college athletes are amateurs. 
By John Nucci, Penn State Law and President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society
Tags: COVID-19, ncaa
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