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Trial in Landmark Student-Athlete Compensation Case Gets Underway

Trial in Landmark Student-Athlete Compensation Case Gets Underway

As an exciting weekend of college football kickoff games comes to a close, a trial that could fundamentally alter the landscape of collegiate athletics is just beginning.

New Amendments to FIFA RSTP Regulations

New Amendments to FIFA RSTP Regulations

Shumaker is pleased to share this FIFA news from our colleagues at Globaladvocaten. Based on a cooperation agreement executed between FIFA and FIFPro (the World Players’ Union), in autumn 2017, FIFA amended its Regulations on the Status and Transfer of players, which has had a substantial impact on contractual relationships between clubs and (professional) football […]

Best Practices for Combating Student Athlete Mental Health Concerns

ver the last few years, the mental health of athletes in general has become a national conversation with several star players like the NBA’s Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan speaking out on the subject.

Handicapping Christie v. NCAA: How will the Supreme Court Vote on PASPA?

Introduction The briefing is complete and the oral argument is over in Christie v. NCAA. All that remains is for the Supreme Court to decide the case. How will the Court decide? Will New Jersey blow up the PASPA dam and send regulated sports betting gushing throughout the land? Or will the sports organizations maintain […]

Reform the Federal Sports Betting Excise Tax “Dilemma”

Now that Congress has passed a budget resolution that sets the stage for fast-track tax reform, here is one tax that clearly should be included in any reform package: The excise tax on sports betting that is codified in sections 4401 and 4411 of the Internal Revenue Code.  See 26 U.S.C. §§ 4401 and 4411. […]

Title IX Compliance: NCAA Adopts Sexual Violence Prevention Policy

In August, a formal sexual violence prevention policy was adopted by the NCAA Board of Governors. College coaches, student-athletes, and athletics administrators must now complete education each year in sexual violence prevention. As part of this new policy, the university president or chancellor, athletics director, and Title IX coordinator must attest annually that such education […]

Making Sense of College Coaching Contracts

“In addition to the growing financial commitments involved, negotiating college coaching contracts has become a far more complex procedure for both parties due to the non-standardized nature of each process and outcome. Unlike professional athletes and actors that collectively bargain for certain rights, every single coaching contract is a unique agreement unto-itself. Understanding the nuances […]