Stone argued Thursday that the university was contractually obliged to allow Richmond to play so long as he followed university rules. She said the university hurt Richmond’s football career prospects by curtailing his exposure to professional scouts at the peak of his abilities, and that the restraining order was necessary to prevent Richmond from losing any more playing time. … [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?
In two prior cases, Berger v. NCAA and Dawson v. NCAA, similar FLSA claims brought by student athletes were dismissed by federal district courts in Indiana and California, respectively. In Berger, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal. Apparently undeterred by these unfavorable results, the plaintiff in Livers and his counsel (who also represented the plaintiffs in Berger) seem to believe that the third time will be the charm. They have brought this new FLSA collective action in a Pennsylvania federal court against 20 different Pennsylvania schools and the NCAA (as a joint employer); once again the claim is that the student athlete is an employee under the FLSA and is entitled to wages for the time spent participating in a college sport. There is more folly than charm here, and the case seems a classic example of argumentum ad nauseum. … [Read more...] about Repeat After Me: College Athletes Are Not School Employees Under the FLSA
Like most football fans in Southern California, Tyler’s mother knew the story of San Diego Chargers linebacker Tiaina Baul Seau Jr., better known as “Junior Seau”—how the linebacker had years of erratic behavior and how after the Hall of Famer’s suicide researchers at Boston University discovered he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head. … [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