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What Does it Take to Break into a Professional Golf Career? Isn't a Great Set of Skills Enough? Sadly, the Answer is Not.
What Does it Take to Break into a Professional Golf Career? Isn't a Great Set of Skills Enough? Sadly, the Answer is Not.

I grew up in a golf family, my dad, my grandpa, my uncles, and cousins are all amateur golfers, later on, golf gave me golfer friends and so I am now a degenerate golf lover, not saying I am a good one, but for me, those 18 holes, among family, friends and even complete strangers, are the best time of the week. (Please don’t tell my wife).

By Pablo Robert Garcia, IP and Sports Attorney
A Title VII Case Leads to the Question of Whether a Referee Association is a Place of Public Accommodation and Where the Liability Exposure May Be
A Title VII Case Leads to the Question of Whether a Referee Association is a Place of Public Accommodation and Where the Liability Exposure May Be

Today’s blog entry comes from the Wait a Second blog. It was something that I was going to blog on anyway, but the Wait a Second blog beat me to the punch. As everyone knows, I still will blog on cases that other bloggers have blogged on if I feel I can offer a unique perspective.

By William Goren, one of the country's foremost authorities on the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
There's a Storm Brewing in Baseball
There's a Storm Brewing in Baseball

There is a storm brewing in baseball and the current pandemic is exacerbating the situation. The current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) was finalized on November 30, 2016, and is scheduled to expire on December 1, 2021. 

By Warren K. Zola, Carroll School of Management, Boston College
Dwayne Haskins Early Career and Release
Dwayne Haskins Early Career and Release

When Dwayne Haskins was drafted 15th overall by the Washington Football Team (“WFT”), the former Ohio State standout was expected to make a big impact.

By Johnathan Nucci, 2L at Penn State Law and President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society
The Media and NIL
The Media and NIL

As we read about the flurry of collegiate NIL proposals, whether from California that led with the first legislation, (and which is currently being revised), or Florida that will, in theory, be the first law to actually go into the defect, or various forms of proposed NCAA or national legislation, the impact on the broadcasters gets almost no attention.

By Bobby Hacker, SLA Board Member, Attorney at Law and Sports Media Consultant
Kick-Start Your New Year with Our SLA Chat Series, TX-OK-LA Edition
Kick-Start Your New Year with Our SLA Chat Series, TX-OK-LA Edition

SLA Members in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas are invited to join us on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 5:00 pm Central for a limited-space, informal chat led by Vicky Neumeyer, SVP & General Counsel, New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, and Brandon James, VP of Basketball Administration & Deputy General Counsel, San Antonio Spurs. 

Congratulations!
Congratulations!

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Once We Know, We'll Know What to Do
Once We Know, We'll Know What to Do

In a Facebook post last Saturday, after reading an online CNN article “What protesters say is fueling their anger," I wondered what I could do to help eliminate racism, which is causing so much harm to our collective humanity.  I wasn’t sure what to do first.

As a law professor and member of the Sports Lawyers Association (including 2 years as its president and 18 years on its board of directors) for 30+ years, I’ve had the good fortune of getting to know and work with many persons of color as students and professional colleagues.  I’ve become friends with many of them.  During the past couple days, I learned that I didn’t know some of them very well.

 

causing so much harm to our collective humanity

 

causing so much harm to our collective humanity

 

By Matthew J. Mitten, Professor of Law and Executive Director, National Sports Law Institute, Marquette University Law School
WFTDA COVID-19 Guidelines to Return to Roller Derby
WFTDA COVID-19 Guidelines to Return to Roller Derby

The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is the international governing body of women’s flat track roller derby representing more than 450 member leagues on 6 continents. The member leagues are independently run amateur sports leagues.

By Trisha Newman
Need For Speed– A Closer Look at the Rules and Regulations of Automobile Racing
NEED FOR SPEED – A CLOSER LOOK AT THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF AUTOMOBILE RACING

The final lap. As a speeding Ford Mustang, marked number nine, makes its final left turn, racing enthusiasts can see the M&M’s logo whisk by as the green and red colored streaks on the machine become one. The ninety-degree sun beats down on the driver.

By Paul Haberman and Michael Scott