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Sports Law Blog: Has The NCAA Lost Its Focus?
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by Darren Heitner

By Darren Heitner [1] In Pat Forde's column [on ESPN.com] from July 30 titled, Cooperation key to solving agent issue , he wrote the following: "At the very least, the NCAA's raid of sorts on North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia... Read More

Sports Law Blog: The UNC Football Scandal
Posted on 22 Jul 2010 by Darren Heitner

by Darren A Heitner [1] On July 15, ESPN.com's Joe Schad broke a story that the NCAA is investigating the University of North Carolina football program regarding possible rules violations surrounding gifts/benefits received by players from sports... Read More

Sports Law Blog: Athlete Agent Enforcement Thus Far, And Where To Go From Here
Posted on 6 Aug 2010 by Darren Heitner

By Darren A. Heitner [1] Roughly a week ago, a flood began. It started with an NCAA investigation into potential rules violations by players, agents, and even university employees at the University of North Carolina. It quickly spread to NCAA investigations... Read More

What Do Peter Pan And The NCAA Have In Common? A Primer On Student-Athlete Images, The NCAA And Video Games
Posted on 24 Feb 2011 by Travis Burchart

In the story Peter Pan , Peter loses his shadow and is forced to chase it down in order to reattach it. A shadow isn't very substantive, but like any person, Peter wants his back because it is his shadow and his property. We take our shadows for granted... Read More

Ex-UNC Player Files Lawsuit Against School, NCAA
Posted on 6 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. - (AP) A former North Carolina football player has filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA, seeking reinstatement after being declared permanently ineligible for academic misconduct. Defensive end Michael McAdoo is also seeking unspecified... Read More

Indiana Supreme Court Gives NCAA Ticket Policy Win
Posted on 26 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - (AP) The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the NCAA's ticket-purchasing lottery for the men's Final Four does not violate state law because buyers received no prize other than the tickets they pay for. Four fans filed... Read More

Court: NFL Is 32 Teams, Not Single Business
Posted on 24 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (AP) The Supreme Court on Monday turned away the National Football League's request for broad antitrust law protection, ruling that the league can be considered 32 separate teams not one big business when it comes to selling... Read More

Wisconsin Judge Halts Implementation Of Bargaining Law
Posted on 30 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MADISON, Wis. - (AP) The showdown over Wisconsin's explosive union bargaining law shifted from the Statehouse back to the courthouse on Tuesday, but it remained unclear when or even whether the measure would take effect. Republican lawmakers pushed... Read More

Kiffin Thinks Lawsuit Motivated By Location
Posted on 30 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PASADENA, Calif. - (AP) Lane Kiffin thinks the Tennessee Titans' lawsuit against him and the University of Southern California is more about geography than coaching etiquette. Kiffin claimed he wasn't allowed to say much Thursday at the Pac-10... Read More

Former NCAA Player’s Lawsuit Threatens Hollywood
Posted on 15 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO — (AP) There was a time when Sam Keller and his teammates couldn't wait to get their hands on Electronic Arts Inc.'s latest edition of NCAA Football, which included their team and images down to Keller's distinctive visor... Read More

Students File Lawsuit Over North Dakota School's Nickname
Posted on 12 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FARGO, N.D. - (AP) Six American Indian students at the University of North Dakota filed a federal lawsuit Thursday asking to eliminate the school's Fighting Sioux nickname, one day before state officials are scheduled to meet with NCAA officials about... Read More

Family Of Former Rebels' Player Sues Ole Miss
Posted on 19 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JACKSON, Miss. - (AP) The family of a former Mississippi football player has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university, coach Houston Nutt and the NCAA. Bennie Abram was 20 years old when he collapsed during the first day of formal offseason... Read More

Judge Dismisses Video Game Maker From NCAA Antitrust Lawsuit
Posted on 11 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal judge has dismissed video game maker Electronic Arts Inc. from a high-profile antitrust lawsuit challenging the NCAA's long-standing prohibition against paying student athletes for their performance. But U.S. District... Read More