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Transgender Athletes and the Segregated World of Sports

Transgender Athletes and the Segregated World of Sports »

By: John Keiter Jr.

Formally known as Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner acclaimed national prominence for the first time after she won the

Recognizing Head Injuries in Football & Concussion Litigation

Recognizing Head Injuries in Football & Concussion Litigation »

As research on TBI’s have become more prevalent, it has created difficult discussion among fans about football’s long term effect on player health, the player’s assumption of risk, and consideration of their multi-million dollar contract or sponsorship(s). - Read more...

Public Funding of Professional Sports Arenas

Public Funding of Professional Sports Arenas »

Cities and states typically grant large subsidies for new venues that host professional sports teams. These subsidies come in the form of tax-exempt bonds, which are typically repaid over many years using levies, such as sales or hotel taxes. Investors who purchase these bonds do not pay taxes on their income, which allows for cheaper interest rates and lower costs on projects. Are these bonds mutually beneficial to both team owners, who advocate for the venues, and localities to justify granting bonds to build the venues? - Read more...

The Lucrative Business of Athletic Apparel Agreements

The Lucrative Business of Athletic Apparel Agreements »

Over the past decade, athletic apparel partnerships between intercollegiate athletic programs and athletic apparel providers have become increasingly lucrative. In 2015, several major National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) Division I programs entered into lengthy agreements with athletic apparel companies. In the Power Five autonomy era looming in NCAA athletics, much remains to be seen regarding player compensation, and the potential impact it may have on endorsement agreements between universities and apparel providers. - Read more...

WSOP Main Event 2015: Professional Poker Players & Tax Liabilities

WSOP Main Event 2015: Professional Poker Players & Tax Liabilities »

The World Series of Poker (“WSOP”) Main Event has concluded for 2015. The biggest winner of the WSOP will not be Joe McKeehen, but rather the United States Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). McKeehen was awarded a life altering $7,683,346 dollars. From paper and simple glance, it seems the poker tournament has helped make the finalists into millionaires. Each of the finalists navigated through a grueling field of 6,420 participants, which included professional poker players, recreational players, and celebrities, although, the IRS will ultimately win the most money per tax liabilities. - Read more...

A-List Artists, Lawsuits, and Etsy Fan Art

A-List Artists, Lawsuits, and Etsy Fan Art »

Big name artists are cracking down on fan-made art. Recently, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and Drake have expressed their disapproval of fan made art, which incorporates their song lyrics. Taylor Swift and Beyoncé sent cease and desist letters to other small product creators for using their name or lyrics. And, Drake posted a tweet expressing his disdain for Walgreens and Macy’s selling products with his lyric created acronym, “YOLO,” which stands for “you only live once.” - Read more...

Gender Inequality in Sports

Gender Inequality in Sports »

The United States has made undeniable strides in human rights and anti-discrimination efforts, but there is still much to work on. For forty-three years, Title IX has been enacted, but the glass ceiling for women remains alive and well within the sports industry. Female athletes competing at intercollegiate levels are receiving about 10 percent less in scholarship amounts than their male counterparts. - Read more...

The Conflict of Interest Issue with NCAA Student-Athletes and Professional Sports Counseling Panels »

Under NCAA Bylaw 12.3, any student-athlete currently participating or who may be eligible to participate in intercollegiate sports may not agree to be represented by an athlete agent. - Read more...

Olympic College Athletes Struggle with NCAA Regulations

Olympic College Athletes Struggle with NCAA Regulations »

Many of the nation’s finest college athletes are preparing to participate in the upcoming 2016 summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Participating athletes should keep in mind that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) and its regulations will still affect them during their participation in the 2016 Olympics. - Read more...

Indian Mascots off the Reservation and Back in the Spotlight

Indian Mascots off the Reservation and Back in the Spotlight »

A painted face with symbols of war. A feathered headdress worn for sacred ceremonies. The steady beat of a leather drum. A brave giving a war cry. A garment worn to show affiliation. As thousands of fans visit their teams’ stadiums they witness vendors selling team gear, savory treats from carts, and protesters. Opposition to the honorary titles of the redskins, the Indians, the savages. - Read more...