Law & Policy: Governing Bodies
Supreme Court Will Review NFL Antitrust Case
by Andrew Cohen & John T. Wolohan July 2009
The NFL hopes the court will expand its lower-court victory by making all professional sports leagues immune from antitrust laws; "Sports Law" contributor John T. Wolohan offers an opinion about the league's chances of victory.
NCAA Rule Intended to Protect Student-Athletes does Opposite, Court Says
by John T. Wolohan May 2009
An NCAA rule intended to protect student-athletes does the opposite, a court says.
Court Determines that Interscholastic Sports Participation Is Privilege, Not Right
by John T. Wolohan April 2009
Another court determines that participation in interscholastic athletics is a privilege, not a right.
Third-Party Health Club Certification Effort Could Benefit Industry
by Andrew Cohen February 2009
A third-party health club certification effort is afoot that could benefit club users and owners alike.
Climbing Wall Association Struggles With Regulatory Agencies
by Andrew Cohen July 2008
It doesn't look as though the Climbing Wall Association's struggle with regulatory agencies will end any time soon.
Coaches Embrace More Sophisticated Recruiting Methods, NCAA Responds
by Paul Steinbach June 2008
As coaches embrace more sophisticated recruiting methods, the NCAA braces for the next big thing.
Dispute Over State Tourney Photos Affects Newspaper Coverage of Prep Events in Illinois
by Michael Popke April 2008
A dispute over photographs taken at state tournaments is affecting how Illinois newspapers cover interscholastic athletics.
Female Golfer On Mixed-Gender Team Tees Off On Mass. Athletic Association
by John T. Wolohan January 2008
A female member of a mixed-gender golf team tees off on the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association.
Schools Struggle to Adapt to New Statewide Sports Schedules
by Michael Popke November 2007
As schools in two states struggle to adapt to new sports schedules, more changes may be on the way.
U.S. Soccer Federation Program Reflects Shift from Competition to Development
by Nicholas Brown October 2007
A new program from the U.S. Soccer Federation reflects a focal shift from competition to player development.