NBA Agents Say No Thank You To The NCAA

The FBI's investigation into fraud, improper benefits and various other pay for recruit schemes rocked college basketball. It exposed a shady underground that the public largely didn't know existed, but that some insiders had known was there all along. In response, the NCAA formed the Rice Commission in order to, "gather information and expert opinions... Continue Reading →

What is Pointsbetting??

A New Type of Wager Emerges The Baltimore Ravens 59-10 beatdown of the Miami Dolphins was one of the most notable week one storylines, both in NFL and gambling circles. The Dolphins are going to struggle this season, and one person has already cashed in. A bettor in New Jersey won a reported $600,000 by... Continue Reading →

Kent State Apologizes . . .

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association condemned Saturday's events: “The optics and the messaging to every field hockey program and to every field hockey player are that while they matter, they don't matter more than pre-game football festivities,” the statement reads. “We see this as a terrible message being communicated to female student-athletes in this... Continue Reading →

Good Teams Win, Great Teams Cover

Football has returned; the NFL kicked off Thursday night while the college season is already in full swing. Millions of people will sit down in their living rooms or local Bills bar to watch their favorite teams. Of those people, roughly 54 million people will bet on the NFL this season. Whether it's an office... Continue Reading →

NCAA TRANSFER GUIDELINES LOOK A LOT LIKE NON-COMPETE: ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW STUDENT-ATHLETES ARE TREATED AS EMPLOYEES

Photo Credit: Matt Slocum, Associated Press The NCAA continues to assert that student-athletes are not employees, however, their rules suggest otherwise. The newest “tightening” of transfer guidelines looks just like a non-compete, which typically is used to restrict employee’s freedom. The NCAA distinguishes its product from that of professional sports by branding its participants as... Continue Reading →

Farewell and thank you to a UB Icon

The UB Sports Law community wishes a fond farewell and best wishes to Senior Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator Kathy Twist. Kathy, who was an early champion of the concept of the Center for the Advancement of Sport, has had a long, illustrious career at UB. Among her many accomplishments, she was coach of the... Continue Reading →

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