• 2020 Tokyo Olympics Restricts Social Media Sharing

    by Andy Berg June 2019

    If you’re thinking about purchasing tickets to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, you should know before going that you won’t be allowed to share your experience on social media.

  • NCAA Mulls Policy Shifts in New Betting Landscape

    by Jason Scott May 2019

    Since the Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on sports betting, a number of states have rushed to pass legislation that would legalize the practice — which in turn is causing sports entities to respond.

  • SEC Hires Deloitte to Evaluate Football Officiating

    by Andy Berg May 2019

    The Southeastern Conference wants to get the call right, so much so that it has hired international accounting firm Deloitte to conduct a review of its football officiating. 

  • Poor Planning Dooms HBCU World Series

    by Andy Berg May 2019

    The Southern University baseball team has backed out of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities World Series, citing a lack of organization as the reason. 

  • Six Florida A&M Programs Clipped for NCAA Violations

    by Paul Steinbach May 2019

    Florida A&M University lacked institutional control and did not monitor its athletics program, resulting in systemic underlying certification violations, according to an NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions panel.

  • PHIT Coalition Lands on Capitol Hill to Support Bill

    by Jason Scott May 2019

    On Wednesday the PHIT Coalition is landing on Capitol Hill to meet with members of congress as they rally support for the PHIT (Personal Health Investment Today) Act.

  • Maine Bill Bans Use of Native American Mascots

    by Andy Berg May 2019

    Maine has just become the first state to ban the use of Native American mascots in all public schools, including colleges and universities.

  • Archdiocese of Detroit Ends Youth Sports on Sundays

    by Andy Berg May 2019

    In keeping with the Catholic precept of recognizing Sunday as a day of rest, the Archdiocese of Detroit is doing away with youth sports on that day.

  • NCAA Working Group to Mull Name, Image, Likeness Use

    by Jason Scott May 2019

    One of the largest issues facing the NCAA is whether it should allow student-athletes to profit from use of their names, images and likenesses — and on Tuesday, the NCAA took a step toward addressing that issue.

  • Courts Rarely Interfere in State Association Decisions

    by Paul Anderson May 2019

    State athletics associations often make decisions regarding the eligibility of student-athletes at member institutions, and their power to do so is nearly absolute. Courts rarely interfere in the business of these independent entities, but it can happen. Such was the case in Davenport v Savares, Complaint for Temporary and Permanent Injunction and Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order, Case No: CV 19-2 (Circ. Ct. Pike County, Jan. 10, 2019).