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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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Judge Blocks NJ Track from Allowing Sports Gambling


According to ESPN, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp issued a preliminary injunction that prevented the thoroughbred track at Monmouth Park from allowing legal sports gambling this past weekend. Judge Shipp found that allowing legal gambling in New Jersey would cause irreparable harm to the Plaintiffs, the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and NCAA. The ruling […]

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


  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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Judge Delays Ruling in New Jersey Sports Betting Case


According to ABC News, there has been a stunning turn of events in New Jersey’s quest to allow sports gambling within its borders. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp had previously stated that a written opinion would be published today deciding whether New Jersey could allows sports gambling without regulation. Instead, District Judge Shipp entered an […]

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FCC Unanimously Removes Football Blackout Rule


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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Peterson Seeks Expedited Criminal Trial


The NFL has recently incurred a large public backlash due to the arrests of high profile running backs Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson. Following an indictment on a charge of reckless or negligent injury to a child, the Minnesota Vikings deactivated Peterson for their Week 2 matchup with the New England Patriots. After the game […]

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NCAA, O’Bannon Seek Expedited Hearing


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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NFL Commissioner’s Authority Makes Lowered Punishment Unlikely


  In Roger Goodell’s NFL, punishment is swift and it is severe. For proof, one need look no further than the 1-year suspension meted out to Saints coach Sean Payton for his role in Bounty-Gate (not to mention the first ever suspension of a General Manager, Saints GM Mickey Loomis). But why can Commissioner Goodell hand down such a […]

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