Say goodbye to the “student-athlete”

And just like that, the term originally developed by the NCAA in its quest to dodge potential workers' compensation claims from injured college athletes has been wiped from the lexicon. Earlier today, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo released Memorandum GC 21-08 stating her position that collegiate athletes, including specifically D1 FBS football... Continue Reading →

“The NCAA is not above the law.”

Image credit: USAToday.com Strong words, and the last sentence in a compelling concurring opinion written by Justice Kavanaugh in a watershed unanimous Supreme Court decision issued earlier today, NCAA v. Alston. This long-awaited decision begins a new era for collegiate athletics. What remains to be seen, however, is what that new landscape will look like.... Continue Reading →

Ontario Hockey League Breaks A Barrier

Today, the OHL made history as the Sarnia Sting drafted female goalie Taya Currie in the 14th round of the annual draft. Currie, like many other talented female hockey players, has routinely played on boys travel teams up through the Bantam level. Following in the skates of her idols, Shannon Szabados and Manon Rheaume, who... Continue Reading →

ONE LAST GOAL SPONSORS MENTAL HEALTH WEBINAR

One Last Goal, a charitable foundation established by the family of UB Sports Law alum Matthew Benedict, is co-sponsoring a free mental health webinar, "Behind the Mask" featuring mental health expert Ross Szabo in partnership with the Maria Love Fund. Mr. Szabo is a nationally renowned speaker on mental health concerns affecting young people, and... Continue Reading →

HORNS UP, EVERYONE!

Join the Buffalo Sports & Entertainment Law Society as we get moving this weekend to support the UB Athletics Department. The Make it PossiBULL Campaign is hosting a remote 5K/10K walk/run/bike event on this gorgeous WNY weekend to raise funds to support our student-athletes during this challenging time. The deadline to register is 2:00 PM... Continue Reading →

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