The UB Sports Law Community congratulates our women’s and men’s basketball teams on their epic wins this evening! While the conflicting schedules for the games were a bit challenging, the interest in the women’s match-up became even stronger as the men wrapped up their win over Arizona State 91-74, while the women polished off Rutgers 82-71. It’s on to the next round for both teams! The women will face an undetermined opponent on Monday, while the men will play Texas Tech on Sunday at a time tbd. It is so much fun to see WNY go blue, black and white in support of our great UB teams!
Photo credit: Paul Hokanson
Helen A. “Nellie” Drew is an expert in sports law, including professional and amateur sports issues ranging from NCAA compliance and Title IX matters to facility construction, discipline of professional athletes, collective bargaining and franchise issues. Drew formerly served as an officer and in-house counsel to the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League, after previously working as outside counsel to the Sabres and the NHL. Among her more interesting experiences were assisting former USSR superstar Alexander Mogilny in obtaining asylum status in the U.S. and working on multiple NHL expansions, including San Jose, Ottawa, Florida and Tampa Bay.
Drew teaches a variety of courses that incorporate topics such as drug testing in professional sports and professional player contract negotiation and arbitration. She is especially interested in the evolving research and litigation concerning concussions in both amateur and professional sports.