Congratulations to the UB Bulls football team on a phenomenal 4-0 start and their tremendous win over Rutgers on Saturday!  Get in line for your tickets to the Army game this weekend.  You won't want to miss this historic event in UB sports history!  The Bulls have received votes in the AP and USA Today... Continue Reading →

Hey NCAA, Are These Reforms Really A Game-Changer?*

The long-awaited NCAA response to the Rice Commission and the FBI's continuing investigation into corruption in Division I basketball was announced today.  In the wake of the most recent scandal involving UNC football players who sold team gear (sneakers) and were subsequently disciplined, the NCAA pledged to "make profound and meaningful changes to college basketball". ... Continue Reading →

UB Panel to Present on Diversity & Inclusion in Athletics at National Conference

Kathy Twist, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Administration & Senior Woman Administrator, Sharon Nolan-Weiss, UB Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, and Nellie Drew, Sports Law professor, will be presenting a panel discussion on diversity and inclusion in athletics on June 19th in Albany.   The presentation, entitled "Diversity & Inclusion in Athletics:  Legalities, Policies... Continue Reading →

The Way It Should Be . . .

  The great thing about being a sports law "academic" is the ability to take a birds-eye view of  "sports" and both laud and critique developments and trends.  Too often, of late, as in society as a whole, the critique has far overwhelmed any positive developments.  Tonight, however, I was privileged to attend a very... Continue Reading →

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