In Memoriam: Matt Benedict

Professor Nellie Drew, Director - UB Center for the Advancement of SportLast week, the UB Sports Law community was devastated by the loss of one of its most vibrant, enthusiastic members. Matt Benedict, a second year law student, died suddenly on July 1st. The photo above shows Matt, on the far right, with some of... Continue Reading →

Thank you, Bulls!

Thank you so much to our women's and men's Bulls basketball teams for a wonderful experience this season!  After gallant efforts, the women's team fell to UConn and the men's team lost to Texas Tech in the NCAA Tournament.  But what a season we had!  We won't forget 2018-2019 anytime soon, and we look forward... Continue Reading →

THE NCAA APPEALS THE JENKINS DECISION; WHAT’S NEXT?

On Friday, as March Madness was in full swing, the NCAA filed an appeal of the Jenkins decision explored more fully in a previous post.  Donald Remy, the NCAA's chief legal officer, issued the following statement: “The NCAA’s longstanding commitment, supported by its schools and conferences, is to provide student-athletes with the educational benefits they need... Continue Reading →

GO BULLS! #UBDANCING!

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... Continue Reading →

Will the Kraft Plea Deal Impact NFL Discipline?

The Palm Beach State Attorney's Office confirmed today that 77-year-old Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, has been offered a plea deal following his indictment on charges of soliciting prostitution.  Kraft, who was caught on videotape visiting the Orchids of Asia Day Spa twice, faces misdemeanor charges and possible jail time if... Continue Reading →

GO BULLS!!!!

The UB Sports Law community congratulates the UB women's and men's basketball teams on their respective MAC CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!  After a spectacular weekend in Cleveland (where UB Sports Law student Matt Benedict worked as an extern for the MAC Tournament), we look forward to The Big Dance! GO BULLS!!!!!Photo credit: UB Athletics 

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