Are Gay Athletes Protected Against Discrimination?

by Anthony Caruso on April 16, 2014

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In the past year, both Jason Collins and Michael Sam came out as the first gay male athletes actively participating in a sport. Most recently, UMass Amherst basketball player Derrick Gordon came out. One would think this isn’t an issue in sports locker rooms, but last year’s bullying issue with the Miami Dolphins showed differently. For […]

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When Peter Sung Ohr – regional director of the Chicago Office of the National Labor Relations Board – ruled in favor of Northwestern University football players, this group was given the right to unionize. As a result, the college athletes received the right to collectively bargain with the university, as they are now considered employees. […]

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The NCAA has been strict on its amateurism rules since its creation, but the ruling that Northwestern athletes are employees who can unionize could change that. One fallout could be changes to the agent rules, as the NCAA may no longer be able to prevent these interactions if athletes are considered employees. The current agent […]

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Legislation Introduced to Ban Online Gaming

by Anthony Caruso on April 9, 2014

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Online gaming has a rocky history in the U.S. Sites like Party Poker and Poker Stars rose in popularity as ESPN began broadcasting the World Series of Poker live on television. However, these sites were taken down by the Justice Department for breaking a variety of laws. Recently, both Nevada and New Jersey re-introduced online […]

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Northwestern Football Players Granted Right to Unionize

by Anthony Caruso on April 7, 2014

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In a major development in college athletics, the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago ruled that football players at Northwestern University are employees and legally have the right to unionize, according to CNN. This could be a big hit to the NCAA’s idea of amateurism, and could potentially change the college athletics system as we […]

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Pharrell Williams, will.i.am Settle Trademark Lawsuit

by Anthony Caruso on April 4, 2014

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Last year, Pharrell Williams attempted to trademark his company name “I Am Other.” In response, will.i.am filed a trademark lawsuit, claiming it was too similar to his i.am+ product, and that it could be confusing, as both artists are signed to the same record label and make similar music. The two have since settled the […]

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Common Contract Mistakes Made in Hollywood

by Anthony Caruso on April 2, 2014

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Whenever an actor signs on to a movie, television show, commercial or other project, both parties have to come to a contractual agreement. The following are some of the most common mistakes made when signing a contract: Not securing the opinion of an attorney Whenever an actor is coming to a contractual agreement, it is […]

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How Could Jeffrey Kessler’s Lawsuit Change the NCAA?

by Anthony Caruso on March 31, 2014

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The NCAA is currently basking in the glory of one of the best first weekends of the annual March Madness tournament in history, with major upsets, such as Mercer over Duke and North Dakota State over Oklahoma. However, it isn’t all good for the NCAA, as Jeffrey Kessler recently filed the most significant lawsuit to […]

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What Are the NCAA’s Athlete Transfer Exceptions?

by Anthony Caruso on March 28, 2014

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University of Nevada Las Vegas guard Bryce Dejean-Jones is just the latest college athlete to consider requesting a transfer from his or her school, and he most certainly won’t be the last. In most cases, athletes are required to sit out a year, but Dejean-Jones is expected to complete his degree at UNLV and potentially […]

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Title IX a Major Obstacle to Paying NCAA College Athletes

by Anthony Caruso on March 26, 2014

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For a couple years now, different parties have been making the argument that college athletes should be compensated for play, as athletic programs are brining in millions upon millions of dollars each year. For example, USA Today reported that the University of Texas had total revenue of more than $163 million in 2012, and 12 […]

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