Richmond filed a federal lawsuit against the university Wednesday after the school allowed him to join the football team as a walk-on and then told him he couldn’t play this season. He’s seeking reinstatement to the team’s active roster along with attorney fees and an unspecified amount of damages.” … [Read more...] about Judge: Man Convicted in Steubenville Rape Can Play Football, for Now
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While the collective bargaining relationship between the NFL and its players has resulted in the forced limit of only14 full contact practices during the leagues schedules 17 game schedule and the NCAA has limited full contact practices to two per week during the season, neither has reached the protection levels established by the Ivy League. … [Read more...] about Brain Trauma Concerns Have Ivy League Football Coaches Eliminating In-Season Practice Contact. A New Trend?
As debate has raged over big-money college sports and whether participating student athletes should in some way share in the profits, various avenues of potential legal recourse have surfaced, with significant focus given to antitrust and labor law. At first blush, labor and employment law seems like the right legal vehicle to deliver compensation to student athletes. And why shouldn’t student athletes be paid? They spend a significant amount of time practicing and playing sports, which in turn generates significant revenues for their school, particularly in basketball and football. Ultimately, however, the sports-as-work analogy just does not translate for college athletes in the labor and employment law context. … [Read more...] about Repeat After Me: College Athletes Are Not School Employees Under the FLSA
A class action suit against the Pop Warner youth football league filed by the mothers stands to be the first lawsuit to go to trial. The Langhorne, Pennsylvania-based organization, which is a unit of USA Football funded by the NFL, was named after football coach Glenn Scobey “Pop” Warner. … [Read more...] about Youth tackle football faces litigation over head injuries, along with proposals to ban the sport altogether
“Some schools saw increases in the hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars after an infraction, but there is a threshold. Three or four violations is where you see that increase. At about seven is where the alumni donations start falling back to where they were when there was no violation. More than seven is where even those who are most loyal start to feel hurt by the cheating,” Reger told Inside Higher Ed, … [Read more...] about Study: Schools that Cheat NCAA Do Better with Alumni Donors