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College Athletes Win In Class Certification Motion

By Michael DeRienzo, Esq. | Last updated on

Want to make some money while attending college? You can start your own business. You can also try to be a (paid) intern. Or, thanks to recent changes in the law, you can make money from being an athlete.

Minor Leagues Present Major Challenge to MLB's Antitrust Exemption

By A.J. Firstman | Last updated on

Two minor league baseball teams have gone to the Supreme Court with a simple request: Put an end to the rules that have protected Major League Baseball from antitrust liability for over a century. It's hardly the first time MLB's antitrust immunity has been challenged in court, and it…

Northwestern Coach Fired Over Hazing Allegations Sues School

By A.J. Firstman | Last updated on

Northwestern University recently fired Pat Fitzgerald, arguably the most successful head football coach they've ever had. These things happen. Coaches get fired and replaced all the time. But here's the thing: Fitzgerald didn't get the boot because the team wasn't doing well enough. Anyone with a passing familiarity with college football…

Is Barstool Sports Treating Copyright Infringement Like a Game?

By A.J. Firstman | Last updated on

Barstool Sports brands itself as a "sports and pop culture blog covering the latest news and viral highlights of each and everyday with blogs, videos and podcast." Everything from its name to its casual grammatical errors to its favorite subject matters seems curated to appeal to a specific demographic:…

Inside Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus' Fight To Reclaim His Name

By Michael DeRienzo, Esq. | Last updated on

A few athletes are so dominant they become synonymous with the sport they play. What Michael Jordan is to basketball and Wayne Gretzky is to hockey, the name Jack Nicklaus is to golf. But what about the man behind the name? Can he live outside the world of golf, or…

'Slap Fighting' Is Now Legal

By Richard Dahl | Last updated on

In boxing, a fighter with a "good chin" is one who can endure repeated blows to the head without falling to the canvas. But the best boxers, like Muhammed Ali, are those with a more refined skill: Knowing how to avoid those blows. In all combat sports,…

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