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 →

Star Amateur Golfer chooses LIV over PGA

            LIV Golf, the professional golf tour financed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund, has signed star amateur golfer David Puig. Puig, who has ranked as high as fifth in the amateur world rankings, has chosen to leave Arizona State to make his professional debut at LIV Golf’s next event at Rich Harvest Farms golf... Continue Reading →

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 →

The Dissolve of the “Old-NCAA”

Since the NCAA lifted its ban on college athlete likeness compensation, many have waited for regulations set by the NCAA to assure uniform enforcement. However, recent comments from Mark Emmert, President of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”), demonstrate the NCAA's scramble to remain relevant.  The NCAA has demonstrated reluctance to transition to a player... Continue Reading →

Congress Accuses the NCAA of Title IX Violations

[1] On March 14, just three days before the start of this year’s March Madness tournament, Congress sent a six-page letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert accusing the organization of making “inadequate progress’’ in addressing “historically disparate” treatment of male and female athletes.[2] The letter claimed that the NCAA is “violating the spirit of gender... Continue Reading →

Can student-athletes receive a religious exception to the Western Michigan University’s COVID-19 policy mandating vaccination for only student-athletes?

YES! Western Michigan University cannot mandate a COVID-19 vaccination for student athletes without allowing for any religious exemptions, even though the policy states that the University will consider medical or religious exemptions on an individual basis. According to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Dahl, et al v. Board of... Continue Reading →

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