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    TODAY'S HEADLINES

     A-Rod’s Suspension is Over – Back on Yankees’ Roster

    The end of the World Series means the conclusion of the 2014 Baseball season and the end of Alex Rodriguez’s season-long suspension. Yesterday, the New York Yankees reinstated the 39-year-old Rodriguez to their 40-man roster. […]

     NCAA Gives Gurley Four-Game Suspension

    The NCAA announced that Georgia star running back Gurley will be eligible to come back for Georgia’s November 15th game against Auburn. The NCAA’s decision means that Gurley will miss two more games for the Bulldogs […]

     Even Army Football Has NCAA Recruiting Violations

    One of the last places that you would think of when it comes to NCAA recruiting violations is the United States Military Academy at West Point.  West Point and doing things by the book seem […]

     Pac-12 Moves Forward with Reforms for Athletes

    The Pac-12 presidents and chancellors have announced that they have voted to move forward with broad reforms for athletes in all of the conference’s sports. Some of the reforms include guaranteeing four-year scholarships, improving health care benefits […]

     Judge Issues TRO to Delay the Start of Sports Betting in New Jersey

    Just two days before Monmouth Park Racetrack in New Jersey was to start taking bets on NFL games federal judge Michael Shipp granted a request for a temporary restraining order to delay the start of […]

     Arizona State and IMG Fight it Out

    Arizona State University and IMG College are embroiled in a fight over a multimedia rights agreement that could have major implications for other schools that have similar types of agreements. Earlier this week Arizona State […]

     Goodell to be Called to Tesify in Rice Hearing

    Former U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Jones has decided that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be required to testify at next month’s hearing regarding Ray Rice’s suspension. Rice’s hearing is scheduled to begin November 5. […]

     McIlroy to Miss 2 Tournaments in Order to Prepare for Court

    Rory McIlroy has decided that he will pass on playing two golf tournaments in China in order to get ready for the trial involving his claims against Horizon Sports Management. McIlroy said on Monday that […]

     MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL and NCAA in Court to Stop Betting in New Jersey

    The major professional sports leagues and the NCAA were in court on Monday filing an injunction to stop sports betting from starting this coming weekend at Monmouth Park in New Jersey. It was just last […]

     Georgia Legislators React to Todd Gurley Suspension

    Georgia legislators are looking to take action against individuals who cause college athlete to lose their eligibility. In reaction to Georgia star running back Todd Gurley’s recent suspension state legislators are revisiting a 2003 law and […]

     Vanderbilt’s David Williams – From Law Professor to Athletic Director

    Vanderbilt’s athletic director David Williams is taking a lot of heat these days because of the dismal performance of the school’s football program under new coach Derrick Mason. However, not long ago Williams was being hailed as a […]

     Opting Out Does Not Pay Off For Three Former NFL Players

    Last week a federal judge in Minnesota ruled that the NFL and NFL Films did not improperly use the images of three former NFL players. Former NFL players Fred Dryer, Elvin Bethea and Ed White […]

     SEC Commissioner Mike Slive to Retire Next July

    Veteran sports lawyer and current Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive announced on Tuesday that he will retire next summer after 13 years of leading the SEC. With Slive leading the way the SEC has becomes […]

     Winston Keeps Florida State Compliance Office Busy

    Say what you want about the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, but the one thing you can’t deny is that he keeps the Florida State University compliance office busy. The latest trouble for Winston centers […]

     Hail State and Coaches’ Contracts

    Back in March of this year Mississippi State and head football coach Dan Mullen agreed to add an additional year on to his contract. At the time this was hardly a big story in the sports […]

     Georgia Heisman Candidate Gurley Suspended

    Georgia star running back Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely for an alleged violation of NCAA rules. Various reports allege that Gurley sold autographed memorabilia for cash. It was just last year that Johnny Manziel then […]

     Will Goodell Testify in Rice Arbitration Hearing?

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said it is not his decision to make in regard to testifying in the Ray Rice arbitration hearing, but that former federal judge Barbara S. Jones will ultimately decide if he needs to offer his testimony. […]



    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 […]