NCAA Law

Should College Athletes get Paid? In recent years, college athletes being paid to play has become a major topic of conversation.  In fact, I have been asked to speak on this issue at a number of recent events.  One of the biggest discussions is expected to be on whether or not NCAA athletes [...]

NCAA Law

One of the biggest topics of conversation in college athletics in recent years pertains to player compensation. Should college athletes that help bring in millions of dollars to their universities be paid for play? If so, how much? There has yet to be much movement on this issue, as the NCAA [...]

NCAA Law

There are many reasons why a student athlete may want to transfer from his or her current college or university. Firstly, playing time is an issue that is paramount among transfers, as a lack of time on the field could hurt their chances of playing at the next level – this has been done by [...]

NCAA Law

Division 1 scholarship college athletes are unable to earn money while participating amateur athletics. However, there are also rules in place that prevent players from turning professional when they so please. This brings up the discussion of whether or not it is fair to athletes that the NCAA [...]

NCAA Law

The NCAA has bylaws that restrict what college athletes can do while in school. For one, they aren’t allowed to earn money as an amateur athlete. Not from endorsements, not for signing memorabilia and not for on-field performance, so what can an athlete do to earn income if possible? In [...]

NCAA Law

College athletics are a major business. During the 2011-12 academic year, the University of Texas football team brought in $103.8 million in revenues, which equated to $77.9 million in profit. With so much money to be made, there is a lot of pressure to keep the best players eligible. As a [...]

NCAA Law

For many years, gaming company EA Sports produced National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball and football video games. There was an agreement between the Collegiate Licensing Company and EA to use team names, uniforms and mascots in games. So, why would there be any legal issues with [...]

NCAA Law

Sports programs have become increasingly profitable for colleges and universities in recent years, which has led many schools to begin targeting top athletes as early as grade school. There is currently no rule in place that prevents colleges and universities from recruiting kids this age, but [...]

Business Law

Amateur athletes are not able to profit from their likenesses until they leave school upon graduation for a professional league’s draft. Two University of Oregon basketball players recently violated this sports law when they sold shoes provided to them by the school. Sophomores Dominic [...]

Business Law

Amateur athletes are prohibited from having any contact with a sports agent before declaring themselves eligible for a professionals sports league’s draft. But, this hasn’t stopped agents from trying to secure top clients while they are still in school. In an effort to strengthen the [...]