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Virginia Considering Student-Athlete Name, Image and Likeness Legislation

USA - January 21 2020 Virginia has joined the ever-expanding number of states to introduce proposed legislation that would permit student-athletes to benefit from the…

Federal Legislators Form Working Group To Address Student-Athlete Name, Image and Likeness Rights

USA - December 5 2019 In a long awaited, but highly anticipated step, a group of United States Senators has announced the formation of a bipartisan working group to assist…

New Jersey Joins the Growing Number of States Seeking to Create Name, Image and Likeness Rights for Student Athletes in Direct Defiance of Current NCAA Bylaws

USA - October 26 2019 While student-athletes and colleges and universities across the country await an anticipated response from the NCAA’s established working group…

The Number of States Supporting Student-Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Rights Continues to Grow

USA - October 25 2019 The number of states supporting the growing effort to secure legal rights for student-athletes to market their name, image, and likeness for economic…

Update: New York Student-Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Bill Amended (Again)

USA - October 17 2019 New York State Senator Kevin S. Parker recently introduced his bill, the New York Collegiate Athletic Participation Compensation Act, to provide New…

National Basketball Players Association Opposes NCAA’s Amended Agent Certification Requirements

USA - October 6 2019 In a recently published letter, the agents of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) wrote, “[T]he NCAA Agent Certification process and…

The California Legislation Has Spoken-Will Governor Newsom Make Senate Bill 206 Law?

USA - September 12 2019 The California State Senate has unanimously passed the amendments to Senate Bill 206 in a Concurrence vote making California the first state to allow…

Running Backs NLRB Petition Seeks To “Stiff Arm” NFL Players Association With New Bargaining Unit

USA - August 28 2019 An upstart labor organization, the International Brotherhood of Professional Running Backs (IBPRB), has filed a petition with Region 13, the Chicago…

NCAA Adds, Then Modifies, Certification Requirements for Agents

USA - August 21 2019 In 2018, in response to a federal investigation into alleged corruption, the NCAA established the Commission on College Basketball to fully examine…

MLB Appears Ready To Dive into Uniform Patch Advertising

USA - July 22 2019 After observing the success of the NBA’s uniform patch program, Major League Baseball appears ready to utilize similar uniform advertising. According…