And The Message was Received: US Soccer Chief Resigns After Uproar About Lawsuit Filing

Credit: USA Today Sports Images Credit Coca-Cola. The beverage company stood up for US Women's Soccer, objecting vehemently to the misogynistic statements made in a court filing by attorneys for US Soccer earlier this week. Coca-Cola deemed the statements "unacceptable and offensive". Anheuser-Busch and Procter & Gamble joined in protesting the position, which was roundly... Continue Reading →

WNBA and WNBPA Agree to Landmark CBA

The WNBA and the player's union the WNBPA have tentatively agreed to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that provides for major changes. These changes include a significant increase in cash compensation for the players. Top players will now have the opportunity to earn upwards of $500,000 per season. Players will also be afforded improved travel... Continue Reading →

Mary Cain Exposes Nike’s Abusive Oregon Project

Last May Allyson Felix published a Op-Ed and accompanying video in the New York Times. Felix detailed some of the challenges and obstacles she encountered when returning to training and later competition after giving birth. Specifically female runners are likely to lose sponsorships and endorsements. These runners must overcome a perception that they won't be... Continue Reading →

Niagara University Under Fire

Ben Nigro had been the head coach of the mens and womens swimming teams for 14 years at Niagara University. He had become a mainstay at the University. However, he is no longer with the program after allegations that Nigro made sexual remarks toward female swimmers and encouraged gender-based harassment in his program. To make... 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 →

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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