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Recently I’ve been seeing the company Draft Kings adverting all over the place. Draft Kings is a fantasy sports website which lets users bet real money on fantasy teams. A recent television ad features young and exuberant Draft King users winning one million dollars. The ad was complete with a larger than life check [...]

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For those who anxiously await baseball season, opening day is a greeted as a pseudo holiday.  However, for players and teams opening day can be a stressful occasion when it comes to who makes and who does not make the major league roster, with prospects and veterans alike often getting sent down to the minors. [...]

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The NCAA and Academic Integrity

On April 9, 2015 By Rebecca Loegering

In October, the University of North Carolina released an internal report detailing widespread academic fraud. The report, however, was not the end of trouble for UNC, or for the NCAA. In January of this year, two former UNC student athletes filed suit against both UNC and the NCAA related to the academic fraud.

The [...]

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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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San Jose Strikes Out Again in Suit Against MLB

On January 22, 2015 By Andrea Scheder

The city of San Jose lost its appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. They were challenging Major League Baseball’s (MLB) long-held exception to federal antitrust laws. The Oakland Athletics are looking to make a location move and had their sights set on San Jose. However, the MLB’s constitution requires clubs [...]

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Washington Redskins Trademark Hail Mary

On November 5, 2014 By Travis Gray

Last Monday night the Washington Redskins football team needed a field goal in overtime to beat the Dallas Cowboys. When it comes to the team’s ongoing trademark litigation, however, they may need a Hail Mary to beat the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Earlier this year, the United States Patent and Trademark Trial [...]

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FCC No Longer to Blackout Sporting Events

On October 27, 2014 By Michael Griffin

For years, professional sports and blackouts have gone hand-in-hand. No, not those blackouts; broadcast blackouts of games that failed to sell out. But the times, they are a changin’.

In November of last year, the JETLaw Blog reported that the FCC was reviewing its policy on blackouts. Most sports blackouts are [...]

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Former minor-league player Garrett Broshuis has filed a lawsuit on behalf of several dozen former minor-league players against Major League Baseball (MLB) and its 30 teams. Broshuis contends that the MLB is “simply not living up to its legal obligations” in regards to state and federal minimum wage and overtime laws. Last year’s average [...]

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The NFL is constantly under scrutiny. This time it is the players’ treatment of family members—rather than the league’s treatment of players—attracting unwanted attention. In the wake of separate scandals involving Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, the NFL has had to determine the appropriate punishment for players’ actions off [...]

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This past March, a grand jury indicted Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice on third-degree aggravated assault charges after video surfaced of Rice hitting his then fiancé outside a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Rice pleaded not guilty, avoided trial, and ultimately ended up being sentenced to complete a pre-intervention program. In terms of [...]

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