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    TODAY'S HEADLINES

     Browns’ Suspended Receiver Gordon Won’t be Allowed to Play in the CFL

    Cleveland Browns’ receiver Josh Gordon had expressed a desire to play in the CFL this year while he sits out the NFL season because of a year long suspension. However, since Gordon is still under […]

     NCAA Enforcement Staff Going Full Speed Ahead

    With the opening of the college football season the NCAA enforcement staff is particularly busy with last minute eligibility issues. Jonathan Duncan, the NCAA director of enforcement, continues to rebuild the enforcement staff and at present the […]

     Former Player Sean Gilbert Continues His Push to Unseat DeMaurice Smith at NFLPA

    Former NFL player Sean Gilbert is focused on becoming the next executive director of the NFL Players Association. Earlier this week Gilbert spoke about the platform he will run on in his bid to oust […]

     Bruce Pearl’s Show-Cause Penalty Expires

    New Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl can finally start recruiting again. It was three years ago that Pearl received a three-year show cause penalty from the NCAA for violations he committed while he was the […]

     College Football Coaches and Trademarks

    Over the past few years several college football coaches have sought trademark protection for their names or phrases that are associated with them. Jon Solomon of CBSsports.com takes a look at this trend among college coaches. Solomon’s […]

     NCAA Files Notice of Appeal in O’Bannon Case

    The NCAA made official its intent to appeal the ruling in the O’Bannon case when a notice of appeal was filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday.  It was on August 8 that […]

     S.F. Giants Win One off the Field

    On Tuesday night the San Francisco Giants lost to the Chicago Cubs in a game that was called after 4 1/2 innings because of rain. The rain in Chicago lasted no more than 15 minutes, […]

     Kluwe and Vikings Reach Settlement

    Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a settlement after seven months of controversy surrounding the release of Kluwe from the team. Kluwe had claimed that the team released him because of […]

     Mid-American Conference and ESPN Agree to a 13-Year Deal

    The Mid-American Conference and ESPN will announce an agreement on a 13-year deal that will continue to feature many of the conference’s football games during weeknights in November. The conference and ESPN currently have three years remaining on […]

     Manfred Gets the Job

    It’s official the new Major League Baseball commissioner is Rob Manfred. Manfred was elected commissioner after Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf finally gave up on his push to get keep Tom Werner’s name alive for […]

     Rooftop Owner Sue the City of Chicago Over Wrigley Field Plan

    Owners of rooftops that overlook Wrigley Field have filed a lawsuit against the city of Chicago to block a plan that will allow the Chicago Cubs to make changes to the ballpark. The rooftop owners […]

     Baseball to Vote for New Commissioner

    Major League Baseball owners will select a new commissioner today in a secret-ballot vote. Current commissioner Bud Selig has held down the position for the last 22 years, but will be retiring after the current […]

     Maryland and ACC Reach a Settlement on Exit Fee

    Last week it was announced that the University of Maryland and the Atlantic Coast Conference have reached a settlement in regard to the amount of money to be paid to the ACC for Maryland’s move to the Big Ten […]

     More on O’Bannon

    The NCAA has asked for a clarification on two points in Judge Claudia Wilken’s ruling on the O’Bannon case. The NCAA wants to find out specifically which recruits are covered under the ruling. The NCAA says […]

     Thoughts and Opinions on the O’Bannon Ruling

    Judge Claudia Wilken’s ruling on Friday in the O’Bannon case generated a myriad of opinions on what will happen with the future of college sports. Wilken’s long awaited ruling said that the NCAA must change […]

     NCAA Board Approves Autonomy Plan for Power Conferences

    By a 16-2 vote the NCAA Division I Board of Directors approved a plan that will allow the 65 schools in the five most powerful conferences greater autonomy in how the business of college sports is […]

     Kansas State’s Bill Snyder Tells it Like it is

    Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder is not afraid to tell the truth as he sees it. Snyder argues that universities have “sold out” to television in search of the almighty dollar. Snyder went on […]



    INTERVIEWS & COLUMNS

     The SLT Interview with Paul Anderson – Part ...

    SLT presents the second part of the interview with Paul Anderson. To look at Paul’s great website go to nflconcussionlitigation.com     SLT - Do you have any ideas on a time-line or even the number of […]

     SLT interview – NFL concussion litigation wi ...

    SLT is plased to welcome Paul Anderson who will share his insights and knowledge of the ongoing NFL concussion litigation. Paul is a great example for law students looking to break into the Sports Law industry. […]

     Part 2 of the SLT interview with Daniel Gandert on ...

    November 15, 2011 SLT- What thoughts do you have on the NFL settlement, and what can we learn from it? DG- This negotiation was interesting in the way that the power shifted between the two sides, particularly […]

     Negotiation with Daniel Gandert of Northwestern Un ...

    November 14, 2011 SLT is pleased to welcome back Daniel Gandert of Northwestern Law School. Negotiation is an integral part of the practice of Sports Law and today we take a look at some of […]