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 →

Hey, NCAA, This Looks Bad…Really Bad.

Over the past few years, BSELS contributor, Joe Schafer (@jwschafe), has reported on the NCAA's long history of inequitable and questionable conduct. Yesterday marked another example of that inequitable conduct. Yesterday, March 18, University of Oregon Women's Basketball player, Sedona Prince, used social media to reveal the glaring discrepancy between the men's and women's weight... Continue Reading →

Their Name, But Not Their Property

Photo via: USA Today Sports The NCAA continues to restrict players rights to their own name, image, and likeness Hashtags have become the posters of protest for the internet. Movements that once were marched on the grounds of cities are now being championed on social media. March Madness NCAA athletes are tweeting with the hashtag... Continue Reading →

SCOTUS Agrees to Hear NCAA Athlete Compensation Case

Photo Credit: unafraidshow.com On December 16, 2020, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear an appeal from the NCAA and eleven of its top-level conferences in a case that challenges the Association's restriction on student-athlete compensation. In 2021, the high court will decide whether the NCAA's rules which limit athlete compensation to scholarships is... Continue Reading →

NIL Following COVID-19

A few months ago, state legislatures were hacking away at the foundations of NCAA “amateurism” by passing laws to allow students athletes to receive compensation for use of their name, image, and likeness. Celebrity athletes such as LeBron James, Draymond Green, and Richard Sherman praise the fall of the NCAA “amateurism” model and look forward... Continue Reading →

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