RECENT ARTICLES
  • Montana Governor Signs Youth Concussion Bill

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Montana Governor Steve Bullock on Monday signed into law House Bill 487, which was approved by the state Legislature earlier this year, in an effort to expand the protection of young athletes.

  • Law Professor Promotes Way to Pay College Athletes

    by Paul Steinbach June 2017

    It's called the Duke Model for a number of reasons. Its architect attended Duke University's School of Law, the Blue Devils basketball program is emblematic of big-time college sports, and the Rice Model sounded too agricultural for David Grenardo, who played football for the Owls in the mid-1990s. People are just starting to digest Grenardo's writings on collegiate student-athlete compensation, which suggest athletic conferences control payment amounts based on their own purse and individual performance — a player's availability (games started) and statistical impact (categories led), as well as conference members' post-season success. Poised to see his 46-page work published this year by the Brooklyn Law Review, the author believes this to be a better approach than the type of free-market system being fought for in the ongoing Jenkins v. NCAA class action. AB senior editor Paul Steinbach asked Grenardo, an associate professor of law at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, to make his case.

  • NCAA Policy Aside, UCF Player Keeps YouTube Channel

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    Donald De La Haye, a kicker on the University of Central Florida’s football team, has decided to maintain his popular YouTube channel — a move that could prompt NCAA sanctions.

  • YouTube or UCF? Player’s Channel Raises Amateurism Concerns

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    A popular (and profitable) YouTube channel run by a University of Central Florida football player has created yet another controversy regarding the NCAA's amateurism policies.

  • Paterson Recruiting Scandal Ends with Suspensions, Fines

    by Andy Berg June 2017

    After months of investigations, the boys and girls basketball teams at Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey, were put on probation after state officials found that the teams had violated state recruiting rules.

  • Alabama Law Prevents School Building Name Changes

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    The Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017, signed into law last month by governor Kay Ivey, complicates the process of changing the names of school facilities dedicated to a person, group, event, movement or military service — a move that complicates potential naming rights deals and facility projects.

  • Youth Soccer Player Disqualified for Looking Like a Boy

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    On Sunday, eight-year-old Mili Hernandez was disqualified from the finals of the Springfield (Neb.) Soccer Club Tournament along with her entire team when officials mistook her for a boy.

  • Planet Fitness Wins Suit Over Transgender Locker Policy

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    On Thursday, the Michigan Appeals Court issued a three-naught decision in favor of a Midland Planet Fitness that terminated a member’s contract after she complained about the facility’s transgender-friendly locker room policy.

  • Court: Leagues Have Duty to Shield Youths from Predators

    by John Wolohan and Gao Fei May 2017

    In an effort to protect minors from sexual predators, a number of youth sports organizations have developed policies designed to educate adult volunteers, coaches, employees, parents and players regarding the prevention and detection of sexual abuse. Additionally, youth organizations have also started mandating criminal background checks of all adult volunteers, coaches and employees. Is the combination of education and checks enough, or must national sports organizations ensure that their state and local affiliates actually follow the national guidelines? That was the question the Court of Appeal of California, Sixth Appellate Division was asked to decide in Jane Doe v. United States Youth Soccer Association, 8 Cal. App. 5th 1118; 2017 Cal. App. LEXIS 148.

  • Nevada May Offer Betting Within New Raiders Stadium

    by Jason Scott May 2017

    As the NFL plans for its foray into the world’s most well-known gambling hotspot, the league continues to grapple with how it will operate in Las Vegas while keeping its distance from betting.