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 →

Thank You, Cierra!

Congrats to our very own Cierra Dillard, as she became the first player in WNBA history to be drafted from UB. The star combo-guard and Rochester native was drafted 20th overall by the Minnesota Lynx in Wednesday’s draft, after leading the Bulls to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA tournament. In her final season, Dillard set... Continue Reading →

Select Contracts: The NBA’s Newest Project has Many Asking “Why?”

The NBA’s New System of Select Contracts Brings about More Questions than Answers for “Elite” Players. A few weeks back, in an article discussing the league’s one-year-removed rule, we briefly touched on the NBA’s introduction of Select Contracts. Introduced unexpectedly as a surprise to many, these contracts have been advertised as a “comprehensive professional path,”... Continue Reading →

What and Where is “Happy Valley?” The Latest in a Line of Collegiate Trademark Disputes

Pennsylvania State University could be making life harder for businesses nationwide that use the words “Happy Valley.”  On December 4th, 2018, Penn State filed a trademark application for “Happy Valley.”  Why, you may ask?  “Happy Valley” is generally used by locals to describe the area where Penn State is located.  In seeking this trademark, Penn... Continue Reading →

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