The Big 12 is finalizing a new six-year media rights package extension with its current partners, ESPN and Fox, worth $2.28 billion. The Big 12 has two years remaining on its current deal, which runs through the 2024-25 season at an annual average of $220 million in its final years. The new six-year extension,... Continue Reading →
Does the NBA Have a Tanking Issue?
The NBA’s current lottery system encourages teams who are struggling to do the least possible to be in the best position to select the draft prospect of their choice. The NBA lottery system works like this: The bottom 14 teams are put into a lottery and based on their standings at the end of... Continue Reading →
The NCAA Goes To Court Over CTE
A massive case regarding CTE and NCAA football has gone to trial for only the second time, as the widow (Alana Gee) of former USC linebacker Matt Gee is suing the NCAA for wrongful death in Los Angeles Superior Court. Gee was the fifth linebacker from the 1989 USC football team to die before the... Continue Reading →
LeBron James’ son, Bronny, Headlines Nike’s Latest NIL Deals
 Nike Basketball announced last Monday that it has inked NIL endorsement contracts with five well-recognized high school and college basketball players including three top high school prospects – Juju Watkins, Bronny James, and DJ Wagner – and two standout women’s college basketball players — Stanford’s Haley Jones and Iowa’s Caitlin Clark. In 2021, all... Continue Reading →
The Carousel Continues to Spin
Just last week I wrote about the decisions by Nebraska and Arizona State to fire their head football coaches only a few weeks into the 2022 regular season. Less than a few hours after that post went live, on September 26, 2022, another major college football coach was relieved of his duties. Specifically, Georgia Tech... Continue Reading →
Will Notre Dame Save The ACC?
As I discussed in my article last week, The ACC has been left in an awkward spot in college’s conference realignment. The ACC has not lost or gained any members, largely because of its media rights deal and Grant of Rights Agreement with ESPN that runs through 2036. While the future of The ACC is... Continue Reading →
NIL= Not for International athLetes
College athletes across the country are rejoicing about the new NIL regulations finally put into place recently that allow them to profit off their own name, image, and likeness. While this change was long overdue for college athletes, not all athletes have been lucky enough to reap the benefits of NIL. International athletes have not... Continue Reading →
Why has the ACC Not Been Involved in Conference Realignment?
Changing Landscape Within the past two years, college sports have been turned upside down with major programs changing conferences. In college sports, there are 5 Power Conferences that are the main players and bring in the most revenue: The SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12, and ACC. The Big 12 and The Pac 12... Continue Reading →
College Football Playoff Expansion
This past Friday, September 2nd, the College Football Playoff Board of Managers unanimously voted to expand the current 4-team playoff structure to a 12-team format by 2026. The new format will include the six highest-ranked conference champions, along with six at-large teams. Id. Moreover, the four highest tanked conferences champions will be seeded one through... Continue Reading →
Joe Curtis: The New Age Attorney
Photo via: http://voyagemia.com/interview/meet-joe-curtis-seltzer-mayberg-sports-entertainment-smse-miami/ Joe Curtis built his own firm and brand by combining traditional legal concepts with a futuristic approach “You are going to eat [explicit].” Joe Curtis, a young, up and coming sports and entertainment attorney based out of Miami, Florida, fights every day for his once dream — and now reality. Curtis did... Continue Reading →