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When President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Reform Act”) on December 22, 2017, he may have inadvertently changed the landscape of player trades in sports.

The Tax Reform Act made several high-profile changes to the sports industry. One of the most publicized changes came in the world of collegiate [...]

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FBI College Basketball Scandal: Part Two

On March 5, 2018 By jmgerken

In the fall, the college basketball world was rocked by an FBI investigation that resulted in the arrest of numerous assistant coaches and the firing of Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino. The ratcheted up another level last week when a who’s who list of college basketball stars and programs were included in a [...]

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The FBI Changes the Game in College Basketball

On September 29, 2017 By jmgerken

“To others choosing to conduct business this way in the world of college athletics, we have your playbook.” With that quote, U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim changed the game for college basketball.

Before Tuesday, NCAA sanctions had failed to deter potential cheaters. The stature and financial impact that comes with making a Final Four [...]

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In 2012, the 13-3 San Antonio Spurs traveled to Miami to face the 10-3 Miami Heat for a late November game in what was supposed to be a preview of a a possible NBA Finals matchup — they indeed met in the finals in June 2013, with the Heat winning an epic series in 7 [...]

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Revisiting Professional Sports’ Stance on Betting

On February 16, 2015 By Sara Whaley

While professional sports leagues have tried their best to pretend that gambling does not exist, the fact of the matter is that illegal gambling is everywhere. Professional sports betting is a major business, estimated to be a $3.8 billion industry; however, only about $100 million will be bet legally. This large boom in sports gambling [...]

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Recently, efforts have been growing to urge the Washington Redskins to change their name due to the offensive connotations it carries toward Native Americans. We have covered the issue extensively, from trademark battles to growing outrage. President Obama, lawmakers, civil rights groups, and tribal organizations have expressed their endorsement of a name change.  [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 28, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news…

N.B.A. reaches deal to save the season, which will open on Christmas Day.

Federal government seizes over 100 domain names in one of largest piracy crackdowns ever.

Militant Saudi Arabian-based group allegedly hired hackers to breach AT&T’s telecom network.

Apple removes ‘Jew [...]

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Back to the Courts: Basketball Boycott?

On November 23, 2011 By Virginia Maynard

After months of negotiation, N.B.A. players have decided to take their concerns to court. Following Thursday’s final attempt at negotiation, locked out players filed suit demanding an end to an alleged illegal boycott of the work force. The suit seeks damages for what the players claim to be “irreparable harm” in preventing them [...]

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It’s official. The 2011-2012 NBA season will not start on time, if at all. David Stern, commissioner of the NBA, announced on Monday that the first two weeks of the 2011-2012 season would be cancelled and that there could be more games cancelled if the NBA lockout continues. The NBA players’ [...]

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