Personal Foul: The NFL Washington* Cheerleading Squad & The Personal Conduct Policy

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

Women’s Cinderella Teams See Only Rags, Never Riches

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

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LADY BULLS CLUB ICE HOCKEY TEAM!!!

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!!!

UB MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM OFF TO THE DANCE! FINGERS CROSSED FOR THE LADY BULLS . . .

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 . . .

“USA! USA! USA!”

At 3:00 am, the chant reverberated through my home.   As a family with seven hockey playing kids, five of whom are girls, we have been closely following the USA women's ice hockey team.  As the game progressed and Canada took the lead into the third period, we were riveted to the screen.  When Monique Lamoureux … Continue reading “USA! USA! USA!”

Cooperation, not Confrontation: the NBA model for dispute resolution

As the NFL enters its offseason with declining viewership and continuing player disciplinary issues, the NBA's All-Star weekend arrives amid record viewership and a player-referee summit.  The NBA's mediation-type model stands in stark contrast to the heavy-handed NFL disciplinary procedures that have been criticized by players, fans and owners alike the last few years. The NBA's … Continue reading Cooperation, not Confrontation: the NBA model for dispute resolution

Re-Set, Replay & Rewind: It’s time to Revisit Public Policy Goals Underlying Regulation in Sports

This past week, I was privileged to serve on a panel at the inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Conference hosted by the Mid-American Conference.  Throughout the day, multiple administrators and several former student-athletes articulated the challenge of seeing the student-athlete as a person, a unique individual, rather than as a performer at a specific position or … Continue reading Re-Set, Replay & Rewind: It’s time to Revisit Public Policy Goals Underlying Regulation in Sports