Hobey Baker Winner Dryden McKay Accepts 6-Month Ban for Accidental Anti-Doping Violation

[Photo via Mansoor Ahmad/The Reporter] Record-setting Minnesota State goaltender Dryden McKay has accepted a six-month ban from competition for violating an anti-doping rule, according to the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). McKay was recently named the winner of this season’s Hobey Baker Trophy – the Division I men’s hockey equivalent of the Heisman Trophy –... Continue Reading →

USA Hockey Reported to Congress; University of Michigan Hockey Program Under Investigation

In the past two weeks, two of the country’s most prominent amateur hockey programs, USA Hockey and the University of Michigan’s men’s ice hockey team have come into the limelight for their involvement in outside investigations.  USA Hockey The U.S. Center for SafeSport, an independent organization designed to investigate allegations of abuse and misconduct for... Continue Reading →

WADA Reviewing Marijuana as Banned Substance Following Sha’Carri Richardson Suspension

Photo credit: http://www.vanityfair.com The World Anti-Doping Agency is taking another look at whether marijuana should remain a banned substance, coming just a few short months after American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson tested positive following USA Olympic Trials. Remember that? In June, Sha'Carri Richardson won the women's 100m Trials in a time of 10.86 seconds, thrilling new... Continue Reading →

The Unique Law Governing Olympic Trademarks

While it is common for sports leagues and organizations to be protective of their trademarks, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has unique trademark rights over various Olympic-related trademarks that no other American organization has. The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo in just over a year from now.  In preparation for the... Continue Reading →

“USA! USA! USA!”

At 3:00 am, the chant reverberated through my home.   As a family with seven hockey playing kids, five of whom are girls, we have been closely following the USA women's ice hockey team.  As the game progressed and Canada took the lead into the third period, we were riveted to the screen.  When Monique Lamoureux... Continue Reading →

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