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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
Tags: college sports, power 5, NIL, NCAA, Pac10
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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®
Tags: Crypto IRS
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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®
Tags: NIL NCAA College Athletics
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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
Tags: NFT, Patrick Mahomes, NFL, Golden State Warriors, Washington Football Team, New Jersey Devils, Rob Gronkowski
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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
Tags: MLB, All-Star Game, Georgia
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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
Tags: NFL, ESPN, Peacock, FOX, CBS, ABS, NBC
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