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There’s another sports agent and college football scandal, and this one involves the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The North Carolina Secretary of State commenced an investigation into sports agents, which revealed that a Georgia man sent cash to Marvin Austin, a former North Carolina football player. The investigation also revealed that [...]

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Mississippi Cracking Down on Sports Agents

On September 17, 2011 By R.L. Florance

Mississippi does not want to risk losing a Heisman trophy. Motivated by Reggie Bush’s loss of his Heisman, Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman led the charge in passing a new Mississippi law tightening sports agent regulations, saying, “If Mississippi ever wins a Heisman trophy, we want to keep it.” (Hopefully, [...]

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After a 2010-11 college football season in which two teams – Auburn and Texas Christian – finished undefeated in the NCAA FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision; formerly Division I-A), more fuel was thrown on the ever-burning debate about the continuing propriety of the BCS as the method of determining the FBS champion. While some mid-major schools [...]

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Distraught fans of the former 2K Sports NFL video game franchise may finally have their day in court, nearly seven years after EA Sports locked up an exclusive license to produce video games featuring NFL teams and players. In 2004, a year during which EA Sports’ Madden NFL 2005 sold for $50 and [...]

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It’s Treeson! The Sad Story of Toomer’s Trees

On February 24, 2011 By JETLaw

When I last wrote, the NCAA was investigating Auburn University’s star quarterback, Cam Newton, for allegedly violating NCAA policies. Since that time, the NCAA suspended Cam Newton in a largely symbolic gesture, reinstated him a day later, and Auburn went on to win the National Championship. As the old saying goes, all’s well that ends [...]

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Don’t Mess With Utah?

On October 26, 2010 By Charles Michels

In early 2009, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff couldn’t take it anymore. After he watched the Utah Utes football program go undefeated in the regular season for the second time in five years, he believed that the Utes deserved a place in the NCAA’s BCS title game. However, just like in 2004, the Utes [...]

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Money talks. So do shady sports agents, apparently. The most recent edition of Sports Illustrated contains one agent’s confession regarding the dirty-side of being a sports agent — paying off college athletes as a means of gaining clientele. NCAA bylaws prohibit collegiate players from receiving such improper benefits [...]

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The NCAA has long been criticized for being a dictatorial, almost totalitarian regime in how it deals with its member institutions. The criticism has bordered on antitrust issues with regards to postseason play, recruiting rules, as well as media rights and funding. When it comes to college basketball, many schools have been critical of officials [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 4, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Second Circuit rules pure music download not a “public performance” under copyright law in U.S. v. ASCAP.

New anti-piracy legislation seeks to get Google on board to stop websites that promote copyright infringement.

Death of student, Tyler Clementi, raises new issues for technology on college campuses.

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A federal judge has weighed in on a debate that runs rampant through the halls of many high schools:Is cheerleading a sport? The question presented itself when the Quinnipac University‘s women’s volleyball team sued the school for an alleged violation of Title IX. The university had recently announced it was eliminating the volleyball [...]

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