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Plaintiffs Replaced in Class Action Lawsuit against NCAA

Nigel Hayes

  According to CBS Sports, Wisconsin men’s basketball player Nigel Hayes and Middle Tennessee football player Anfornee Stewart have replaced three former named plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the NCAA. Hayes and Stewart were added after three plaintiffs left the lawsuit due to an expiration of their college eligibility. Hayes and Stewart now join […]

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Bad Day for Hockey: Separate Lawsuits Filed Against NHL and CHL

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  According to Sports Illustrated, both the National Hockey League and the Canadian Hockey League were slapped with separate class action lawsuits on Monday. The lawsuit against the NHL was initiated in federal court in Minnesota and is to be heard by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson of Brady v. NFL fame. The […]

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Former College Athletes Seek Class Action Lawsuit Against Television Networks and College Conferences

Javon Marshall

According to ESPN, ten former collegiate athletes have filed a lawsuit against the “Big Five” college conferences, Conference USA, and the Ohio Valley Conference as well as major television networks including, but not limited to, ESPN, ABC, CBS, and Fox. The former college players, who seek to form a class for all current and former […]

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FCC Unanimously Removes Football Blackout Rule

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Green Bay Packer fans might be able to breathe a little easier about watching Packers’ playoff games from their homes this winer. According to a story from the Hollywood Reporter, the Federal Communications Commission unanimously chose to remove the football blackout rule.

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NCAA, O’Bannon Seek Expedited Hearing

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This summer was abuzz with concerns about the viability of  the current understanding of a student-athlete. It began with the Northwestern football’s team appeal to the National Labor Relation Board to unionize. It later culminated when, in a landmark decision, District Court Judge Claudia Wilken found for a class headed by former college basketball player […]

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