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Baseball Pitching Signs as Trade Secrets? Texas Court to Make the Call

Former Blue Jays pitcher Michael Bolsinger has not played Major League Baseball since a tough outing against the Houston Astros on Aug. 4, 2017.  Coming in as relief in the fourth inning, Bolsinger gave up four hits, four runs, three walks to the Astros, who eventually went on to win the 2017 World Series.  It


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A Guide To All Things NIL: Georgia

Thanks to a recent NCAA interim policy change and a new State law , student-athletes in Georgia can now be paid for use of their name, image, and likeness (“NIL”).  This opens up new opportunities for students involved in collegiate sports to earn money. What does the law say? On May 6, 2021 Georgia Governor


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A Guide to all Things NIL: New Mexico

Thanks to a recent NCAA interim policy change and a new state law, student-athletes in New Mexico can now be paid for use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL).  Student-athletes are now able to earn money and monetize themselves in ways never before seen. What is the state law? On April 7, 2021, the


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A Guide to All Things NIL: Florida

Thanks to a recent NCAA interim policy change and a new state law, student-athletes in Florida can now monetize their name, image, and likeness (NIL).  This change will allow student-athletes to earn money through endorsement deals, advertising contracts and so much more. What does the law say? Florida, like 7 other states around the United States, passed


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How Do the NCAA Name, Image, and Likeness Rules Affect Key Stakeholders?

Thanks to a recent NCAA interim policy change and new laws in several states, some student-athletes can now be paid for use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL).  This opens up new opportunities for students as well as other parties involved in collegiate sports.  However, it also raises new concerns for key stakeholders.  Legal


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A Guide to All Things NIL: Texas

Thanks to a recent NCAA interim policy change and a new state law, student-athletes in Texas can now be paid for use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL).  This opens up new opportunities for students involved in collegiate sports to earn money. What is the state law? On July 1, 2021, SB1385 became effective allowing student-athletes


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Olympic Ban: Failed Drug Test or Failed Policy?

Following a dominant win in the women’s 100 meters at the U.S.  Olympic Trials, Sha’Carri Richardson looked primed for a run at Olympic Gold in Tokyo.   However, Richardson’s Olympic dreams quickly came crashing down after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced she tested positive for THC, the active ingredient found in marijuana.  Since 2001, USADA


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NCAA Adopts Interim Name, Image and Likeness Policy for Student-Athletes

The NCAA has long placed significant restrictions on student-athletes earning money from their activities.  However, increasing complaints about the organization’s policies are leading to changes.  In June 2021, in the case of Alston v NCAA, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the NCAA‘s prohibition on paying for students’ academic-related expenses.  Prior to that ruling, several


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NCAA’s Unanimous Loss to Student-Athletes, Allows Pay for Academic-Related Expenses

In a groundbreaking decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled against the NCAA regarding its restrictions on paying student-athletes for academic-related expenses.  NCAA v. Alston involved a challenge to the NCAA rules which limit student-athletes to receiving money covering their cost of attendance at college (i.e., tuition, room and board).  The Court held that


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Supreme Court Steps Up To The Plate To Face Compensation For Student-Athletes

It is no secret that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) oversees a very profitable business.  The billions of dollars that college basketball and football programs generate on a yearly basis have had student-athletes clamoring for their fair share for decades.  In 2019, the Fair Pay to Play Act was introduced and picked up steam after


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