LeSean McCoy’s current predicament presents a unique challenge to the NFL’s much-maligned efforts to combat domestic violence under its Personal Conduct Policy. What may have seemed fairly straightforward – the concept that anyone associated with the NFL should be held to a standard of model behavior – has become murky at best over the course … Continue reading The LeSean McCoy Dilemma: The NFL Can’t Win This One
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 UB Panel to Present on Diversity & Inclusion in Athletics at National Conference
The timing is more than a little ironic. Just as the Milwaukee Police Department released video showing Bucks guard Sterling Brown being tasered for double parking in a handicapped spot in front of a Walgreen's -- at 2:00 am -- the NFL issues its new anthem "policy". The Milwaukee Police Department disciplined the officers involved … Continue reading The NFL Anthem Protest: Reconciling the Land of the Free AND the Home of the Brave
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 The Way It Should Be . . .
Hardly to anyone's surprise, the NFL has chosen not to punish Matt Patricia or the Detroit Lions for violating the Personal Conduct Policy. Patricia, now 43, was accused of sexual assault during a spring break trip while still in college in 1996. Although he was indicted, the case was dismissed over thirty years ago. According … Continue reading The Matt Patricia Dilemma: the NFL’s Personal Policy Conundrum
It's been a roller coaster week for advocates of women in the sports industry. Over the weekend, it was revealed that women employees at Nike fought back against a company-wide culture of sexual harassment, culminating in the dismissal of six top level male executives. Shortly thereafter, aspiring and current women sports executives cheered the news … Continue reading Personal Foul: The NFL Washington* Cheerleading Squad & The Personal Conduct Policy
While we at SUNY Buffalo celebrate the extraordinary success of our women's basketball team, it is worth noting that the Bulls' initial Sweet Sixteen appearance won't be reaping them any material rewards. As headlines continue to trumpet the incredible revenue the NCAA generates from March Madness - more than $1 billion last year - the recent … Continue reading Women’s Cinderella Teams See Only Rags, Never Riches
The UB Women's club team played tough at Nationals, losing to Minot State 7-3, and holding number 1 Lakehead to a 6-4 win. Finley Van Houten was stellar in goal for the first two periods against #3 Minot State. Theresa Meosky, a senior, had a career game in game 2, holding Lakewood to 6-4 on … Continue reading UB WOMEN PLAY TOUGH AT NATIONALS
The Bulls family continues its winning ways, with the Lady Bulls club ice hockey team travelling to Columbus this week to compete in the American Collegiate Hockey Association Championships after winning the College Hockey East Championship two weeks ago in Indiana, Pennsylvania. The Lady Bulls have a 10-2-0 record, continuing their domination of the College … Continue reading CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LADY BULLS CLUB ICE HOCKEY TEAM!!!
The UB Sports Law community congratulates the UB Bulls men's basketball team on its MAC Championship Tournament win. We are excited to watch the Bulls play on Thursday against Arizona (9:40 pm EDT CBS) in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Go Bulls! Our congratulations also to the women's basketball team for another thrillng … Continue reading UB MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM OFF TO THE DANCE! FINGERS CROSSED FOR THE LADY BULLS . . .