Tag Archives: sports law

California Puts the Ball in the NCAA’s Court with the Fair Pay to Play Act

SAVANNAH PADGETT— On September 30th, California Governor Newsom signed the Fair Pay to Play Act that gives student-athletes the right to use their name, likeness, and image for profit. Starting in January of 2023, when the law goes into effect, student-athletes at California universities will be able to enter into contracts commercializing their identities. The new law does not require universities […]

The Aftermath of Murphy v. NCAA: New York’s Path to Legalized Sports Gambling

MICHAEL HARDER—In May 2018, the Supreme Court released the highly anticipated decision of Murphy v. NCAA, better known as “the sports gambling case.” Although the Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the 1992 federal statute prohibiting the states from authorizing sports gambling, most states have yet to capitalize on the […]

High Stakes: The Fight for Legalized Sports Gambling and its Underlying Impact on Federalism

NICHOLAS DILTS—Every spring, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament becomes one of the largest events in the country as millions tune in to watch the fascinating and heart-wrenching action that is “March Madness.” During this past year’s tournament, it was reported that roughly $10 billion was going to be wagered on the tournament, but that only […]

Safety Net Provides a Win-Win: Why the NCAA’s Proposal to Change the NBA Draft Rules is an Overdue Improvement

NICOLE COMPARATO—As college basketball season returns and fans’ favorite teams take the hardwood, there will undoubtedly be murmurs about the players who entered the NBA Draft foregoing their remaining years of eligibility. Fans will especially lament those players who went undrafted or remain unsigned by NBA teams when they could have been continuing their college […]

Funny Business Gets Serious: Judge Moreno Orders Ethical Inquiry Into Attorney Who Assisted NCAA With UM Investigation

BY CHRISTINA HIMMEL — Recently, news broke that Chief U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno in the Southern District of Florida began asking questions about the propriety of the relationship between the NCAA and Nevin Shapiro’s bankruptcy attorney, Maria Elena Perez. Specifically, Judge Moreno wants to determine whether the relationship between the NCAA and Perez was […]