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Key Sports Law Legislation: College Athletes Rights
February 23, 2019
Key Sports Law Legislation: College Athletes Rights

California, Maryland, and Washington have all introduced legislation that would bolster the economic and labor rights of college athletes in those states -- and perhaps create conflict with NCAA rules in the process.

Key Sports Law Legislation: Sports Gaming, Gambling, and Betting
February 16, 2019
Key Sports Law Legislation: Sports Gaming, Gambling, and Betting

In 2019 alone, 28 states have introduced legislation that would legalize sports gambling or expand a state's current sports gambling market. The SLA Blog canvasses six states' legislative proposals.

Key Sports Law Developments to Watch in 2019
January 15, 2019
Key Sports Law Developments to Watch in 2019

Issues relating to sports gambling, college sports, Colin Kaepernick's collusion claims, and much more will dot the sports law landscape in 2019.

Analysis: DJ Durkin's Future at Maryland
October 13, 2018
Analysis: DJ Durkin's Future at Maryland

Maryland football coach DJ Durkin has been on administrative leave since an August media report detailed the "toxic culture" inside the school's football program. In light of the program's recent turmoil, how will Durkin's employment status be resolved?

Sports Law Development of the Week: D.C. Council member Proposes Sports Gambling Legalization and Regulation Bill
October 6, 2018
Sports Law Development of the Week: D.C. Council member Proposes Sports Gambling Legalization and Regulation Bill

D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans aims to legalize sports gambling in the nation's capital by the start of the next MLB season. But how will sports wagering actually work in D.C.? Cameron Miller analyzes the "Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018" in his latest SLA Blog post.

Analysis: A Novel Battle Over a Sports Media Member's Twitter Account
September 20, 2018
Analysis: A Novel Battle Over a Sports Media Member's Twitter Account

In August, BH Media, which owns the Roanoke Times, sued former Times writer and current report for The Athletic Andy Bitter over ownership of the @AndyBitterVT Twitter account. BH says it owns the account; Bitter claims it was gifted to him by his predecessor at the paper. Will disputes like these become more common in the social media era?

Sports Law Development of the Week: SEC Files Suit, Settles with Nevada-Based Sports Wagering Investing Companies
September 18, 2018
Sports Law Development of the Week: SEC Files Suit, Settles with Nevada-Based Sports Wagering Investing Companies

The Securities and Exchange Commission has sued and settled with two Nevada companies that allegedly offered unregistered securities -- the opportunity to invest in sports wagering.

Analysis: The Latest FLSA Case Against the NCAA Has Gone Further Than Any of its Predecessors
September 14, 2018
Analysis: The Latest FLSA Case Against the NCAA Has Gone Further Than Any of its Predecessors

Lawrence "Poppy" Livers' FLSA claims against Villanova and the NCAA have reached the discovery phase of litigation, putting him a step closer to victory than any other college athlete pressing similar claims.

Sports Law Development of the Week: NCAA Show-Cause Order Issued to Former USC Coach Todd McNair Declared Illegal by California Judge
September 10, 2018
Sports Law Development of the Week: NCAA Show-Cause Order Issued to Former USC Coach Todd McNair Declared Illegal by California Judge

In the latest saga in the long-running Todd McNair matter, a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge has found NCAA show-cause orders, which in McNair's case restricted his ability to recruit, to be illegal under California law. 

Sports Law Development of the Week: NCAA Clears Michigan State of Violations in Nassar Case
September 5, 2018
Sports Law Development of the Week: NCAA Clears Michigan State of Violations in Nassar Case

Michigan State has, for now, been cleared of any NCAA violations for its role in the Larry Nassar scandal and for its alleged mishandling of sexual assault complaints against its athletes.