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Sep 17

NCAA Amateurism Struggle Reminiscent of 1890’s Pullman Railroad Labor Struggle

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The Pullman labor battles of 1890s live on in college athletics today

The phrase, “those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it” has become cliché and that unfortunately means it has lost much of its meaning. Considering the status quo involving NCAA athletes who play revenue sports, it’s unfortunate how little society learned from a similar situation in the 1890s which historians refer to as the Pullman strike.

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Aug 20

Advocacy for Fairness in Sports writes letter to Judge Wilken regarding upcoming NCAA “amateurism” trial

Next month Amateurism will go on trial once again with Chief Judge Claudia Wilken of the Northern District of California presiding.  Judge Wilken also heard the O’Bannon case which also focused on antitrust issues.  Advocacy for Fairness in Sports has written a letter to Judge Wilken urging her to rule in favor of the athletes, …

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Advocacy for Fairness in Sports writes letter to Judge Wilken regarding upcoming NCAA “amateurism” trial

Dear Judge Wilken,
Next month you will no doubt hear eloquent and passionate arguments from Jeffrey Kessler as he presents antitrust claims against the NCAA. You will also hear capable counsel for the defense refuting those claims and insisting that amateurism must be protected. Having read the briefs, I feel there are some compelling arguments that have been omitted, and as such, I feel the need to bring them to the Court’s attention after a brief recap of issues that have been previously and wrongly addressed.

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Loss of value insurance programs progressing but work remains

As the prevalence of loss of value insurance policies among NFL prospects who are preparing for a career as a professional athlete in the NCAA ranks grows, the current state of the industry appears to be trending upward while some issues are still lingering.

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Apr 07

The latest from Advocacy For Fairness in Sports!

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As March ends, the ‘madness’ in D1 basketball continues

A new NCAA D1 men’s basketball champion will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 3 and going forward throughout the year, but it’s not difficult to look around and see outside of the cavalcade of names on championship banners from year to year, not much else has changed in the game. A recent study by Jason Belzer and Eli Boettger for Athletic Director U highlights the fact that the industry of coaching collegiate basketball is still stuck in the mid-20th century. The study claims to reveal discrimination in the coaching ranks that is not only prevalent but institutionalized.

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The problem of ‘sleeping with the enemy’

It’s no secret that the NFL has serious issues. Whether it’s delays and schemes in the concussion settlement, unethical prescription painkiller practices, inconsistent discipline, or concussion protocol problems, there are plenty of angles from which to criticize that league. Putting the NFL aside, there are issues with the collegiate level of American football as well.

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Jan 28

The Blitz 1/28/18

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week in Review 📖Read of the Week: SCOOP: @domcosentino‘s story on how “The 1987 NFL Players Strike Created The Modern #NFL” is the 📖Read of the Week! https://t.co/PVOaJIyBtU — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 26, 2018 ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement As impaired retirees’ claims are derailed and denied by …

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Jan 21

The Blitz – 1/21/18

Essential Sports & Sports Law News Week in Review 🐦Tweet of the Week: X x x x x x 📖Read of the Week: Michigan State officials couldn’t be bothered to drive three miles to watch Larry Nassar sentencing https://t.co/h2lG7suX8O Strong reporting via @DanWetzel — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 17, 2018 ⚖️Litigation Lane: NFL Concussion Settlement …

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