Congress Accuses the NCAA of Title IX Violations

[1] On March 14, just three days before the start of this year’s March Madness tournament, Congress sent a six-page letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert accusing the organization of making “inadequate progress’’ in addressing “historically disparate” treatment of male and female athletes.[2] The letter claimed that the NCAA is “violating the spirit of gender... Continue Reading →

NIL Compensation and Taxes: A Quick Rundown to Ensure NCAA Athletes are Complying with Applicable Tax Laws

In the first tax year with name, image, and likeness compensation implications, NCAA athletes must comply with both federal and state tax laws. Death, taxes, and name, image, and likeness (“NIL”) compensation. NCAA athletes are permitted to profit off their NIL. With this newly granted right, athletes must comply with the applicable United States tax... Continue Reading →

Game On?

Many things have been put on hold or delayed because of COVID-19. One of the things that can be added to the list is the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class AA Far West regional game that was supposed to be played this past Saturday. McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester was... Continue Reading →

The NCAA Has its First Sip of Alcohol

Photo Via: Islamorada Beer Company Twitter NIL laws are still uncertain, and a college athlete signs the first NIL agreement with an alcohol company July 1st, 2021 marked a historic day in college sports. The state of Florida led the charge and numerous states — Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Texas — followed in... Continue Reading →

The Big 12 Loses its Biggest Names

On July 26, 2021, The University of Texas and The University of Oklahoma formally notified the Big 12 conference of their intention to leave. Their destination- the South Eastern Conference (SEC) by the year 2025. The move confirmed rumors and reports that had been circulating in the days prior. The move sent shock waves through... Continue Reading →

Rodeo Read Vol. 3

Photo Via: Slidebean.com A quick rundown of this past week in sports, entertainment, and law This past weekend, Machine Gun Kelly and the UFC both brought the world of sports and entertainment that much closer to “normalcy.” Admittedly, a sentence that I never thought I would type nor words you ever thought you would read.... Continue Reading →

Rodeo Read

Photo via: The Buffalo News Author Note: This is a newly implemented weekly read that will be released Monday mornings! A quick read to catch you up in sports and law. A lot has happened recently in sports. No, I am not talking about the Masters. However, congratulations to Hideki Matsyuma for being the first... Continue Reading →

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