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Profiting from Student-Athletes' Biometric Data and the Legal Landscape
Profiting from Student-Athletes' Biometric Data and the Legal Landscape

Athlete biometric data refers to an athlete's physical or physiological characteristics, such as heart rate, body temperature, or sleep patterns. The aggregation and measurements of athlete biometric data can be extremely valuable for various purposes, including improving an athlete's performance and detecting oncoming injuries. Wearable technologies provide valuable insights to student-athletes and coaches, who can track student-athlete performance through smartwatches, sensors, and other equipment.

By Raul J. Muniz, SLA Member
Dear College Sports:
Dear College Sports:

Boy did I love you.  Regional play with long-standing rivalries.  Home and away with conference games that did not burden athletes with the long travel that could, heaven forbid, impact studies, (and bowl games don’t count!).   Alas, that is fast becoming a memory as the Pac 12 (let alone Pac 10 or my beloved Pac 8) has an expiration date as UCLA and USC announced that as of ’24 they are both off to the Big Ten.  One can only surmise that the logistics and stresses of East Coast games are all worth the bigger payday for being a part of the Big Ten.  Cynical?  Absolutely.

By Bobby Hacker, Robert A. Hacker, Attorney at Law and Sports Media Consulting
Cryptocurrency Awards and Management for Athletes and Entertainers
Cryptocurrency Awards and Management for Athletes and Entertainers

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology are rapidly transforming the world

By Torrey Feldman, Rockridge Venture Law®
Breaking Down the NIL Myths of Working with College Athletes
Breaking Down the NIL Myths of Working with College Athletes

College athletics has a particular fandom all its own that generates nearly $20 billion a year. 

By Torrey Feldman, Rockridge Venture Law®
Negotiating NFTs for Athletes
Negotiating NFTs for Athletes

“It’s better to be last to be good than first to be bad.”

-David Herrmann, social media expert

While non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) in the form of collectible digital artwork are a hot commodity, my advice is not to rush to ink the first deal put in front of your athlete client. Here’s why in what is admittedly not a legal treatise but rather a dealmaker’s tip sheet.

By Jerome Fogel, Partner, Fogel & Potamianos LLP
MLB's All-Star Game Boycott is Not Enough
MLB's All-Star Game Boycott is Not Enough

While I applaud Major League Baseball’s willingness to stand against the racist segregationists in Georgia’s state legislature, ultimately the decision to pull the 2021 MLB All-Star Game from Georgia is a missed opportunity if MLB does not do more than simply take its ball and go away.

By David Cornwell, Sports Attorney
The Hundred Billion Dollar Question
The Hundred Billion Dollar Question

Now that all of the NFL broadcast deals have been reported finalized, other than further filling the coffers of the NFL, what are the takeaways?

By Bobby Hacker, SLA Board Member, Attorney at Law and Sports Media Consultant
"It's Coming to Ohio" – Sports Betting Likely on the way to Buckeye Country
"It's Coming to Ohio" – Sports Betting Likely on the way to Buckeye Country

Since New Jersey’s landmark Supreme Court victory in 2018, states across the country have passed legislation to legalize sports betting. Recently, this wave of legislation has made its way to Buckeye country. Ohio now stands poised to be the next state to allow fans to not only risk their sanity while watching their favorite team but their money too. 

By Jonah Samples, Esquire Associate Attorney at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
The New in NFL Renewals
The New in NFL Renewals

As we see more and more stories about the incumbent networks renewing NFL deals, I think we might ask some questions about what is or could be new in those deals.  Admittedly, for the first time since 1998, I am not in the room on negotiating one of those deals, but as I have read a variety of reports there is one word that has truly piqued my interest: Peacock.
 

 

By Bobby Hacker, SLA Board Member, Attorney at Law and Sports Media Consultant
College Athletics: What a Long Strange Trip it Has Been
College Athletics: What a Long Strange Trip it Has Been

“Lately it occurs to me
What a long strange trip it's been”

By Warren K. Zola, Carroll School of Management, Boston College