RECENT ARTICLES
  • City Council Temporarily Bans Crumb Rubber

    by Jason Scott December 2015

    Amid outcry from residents, the city council in Edmonds, Wash., voted to temporarily ban the installation of crumb-rubber synthetic turf fields.

  • Judge Throws Out Gender Bias Suit Against NCAA

    by Stuart Goldman November 2015

    A U.S. district judge has thrown out a proposed class-action lawsuit that accused the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) of gender discrimination.

  • A Student's Online Rap Threatening Coaches Not Protected Speech

    by John T. Wolohan and Louise Chouinard November 2015

    Of all the freedoms Americans possess, perhaps none are more cherished than those stated in the First Amendment.

  • Judge Dismisses Class-Action Concussion Suit Against IHSA

    by Emily Attwood October 2015

    A Cook County judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed last year calling for the Illinois High School Association to improve its concussion-prevention policies, putting a quiet end to the first class-action lawsuit filed against a prep sports governing body.

  • Concussion Lawsuit Examines School Nurse's Duty of Care

    by Kristi Schoepfer-Bochicchio and Mark Dodds October 2015

    The issue of sport concussions has been the subject of a number of recent high-profile cases — most notably, the NFL's $900 million settlement with former players. The National Hockey League, the NCAA, World Wrestling Entertainment and FIFA have also been dealing with high-profile lawsuits. The matter is not limited to professional and collegiate athletes, however. In the case of Strough v. Bedford Community School District et al, the Southern District of Iowa court awarded a high school football player $1 million in a negligence lawsuit against the local school district and the school's nurse. This award represents the largest payout for a high school athletics head injury case to date.

  • School District Sued Over Former Athlete’s Concussions

    by Emily Attwood October 2015

    The family of a former La Jolla High School football player is suing the San Diego Unified School District for failing to remove their son from a game despite suffering a concussion.

  • NJ Legislation Seeks to End High School "Redshirting"

    by Jason Scott October 2015

    New Jersey State Sen. Richard Codey plans to introduce a bill that would penalize athletes who repeat a grade in middle school in order to get an athletic advantage in high school.

  • St. Paul Police: Marathon Disrupters Will Be Arrested

    by Jason Scott October 2015

    Anyone disrupting or interfering with runners during the Twin Cities Marathon this weekend will face consequences, according to St. Paul police chief Tom Smith.  

  • How to Establish and Protect Your Organization's Trademarks

    by John T. Wolohan September 2015

    In April 2015, the Glenview (Ill.) Park District filed a complaint with the United States Patent and Trademark Office claiming the National Collegiate Athletic Association had violated its official trademark. In particular, the Glenview Park District claimed that the NCAA's marketing phrase "Experience It Live" was too similar to the phrase "Experience It" used by Glenview since 2008 in promotional materials. Glenview received formal registration of the mark Feb. 15, 2011.

  • California Poised to Become First State to Ban 'Redskins'

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    The California State Assembly voted on Thursday to approve legislation that would ban any schools within the state from using the term “Redskins” as their nickname or mascot.