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More often than not, it takes years (if not decades) for the significance of a Supreme Court decision to come to light. This was not the case when the Court handed down its decision in Murphy v. NCAA this past May.  Immediately following the declaring of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) as [...]

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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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Hail Mary: Why Kaepernick Has No Prayer for Relief

On November 10, 2017 By nasullivan

During the 2016 NFL season, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick drew national attention when he knelt during the national anthem before games to protest racial injustice. His kneeling sparked a national conversation, as well as a sharp divide between supporters of his cause, such as the 200,000 individuals who signed a petition to [...]

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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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Have you ever thought about who owns the copyright to a tattoo? Not many people have, but it is a current topic that needs to be settled by the courts. Currently, the video game company Take-Two is being sued for copyright infringement in regards to its NBA 2k games. Solid Oak Sketches claims to [...]

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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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Brexit and the Future of UK Sports

On November 22, 2016 By rjohnson

The United Kingdom joined the European Union’s predecessor—the European Economic Community—in 1973. Since then, the EU has become the largest market in the world. A cornerstone of the EU is the development of a Single Market that allows people, goods, services, and capital to move freely within its borders. The Treaty on the Functioning [...]

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Never before has an interception caused such a ruckus. Generally, Tom Brady throws a pick-off and his fans pout until the Pats regain control of the ball. But on January 18, 2015, Tom Brady threw an interception during the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts that [...]

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The topic has been covered on this blog in the past, here, here, and here. However there have been many developments on the [...]

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After securing his second Super Bowl win and arguably his legacy, Peyton Manning is seemingly prepared to retire as one of the most prolific quarterbacks of all time. His squeaky-clean image throughout the course of his professional career has resulted in lucrative endorsement deals that will undoubtedly carry forward into his retirement. However, just as [...]

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