“The Tattoo Parlor Scandal” forces Head Coach Jim Tressel to Resign.

The Ohio State University Head Football Coach Jim Tressel has officially resigned amid NCAA violations from what is now being referred to as “The Tattoo-Parlor Scandal”. “After meeting with university officials, we agreed that it is in the best interest of Ohio State that I resign as head football coach,” Tressel said. “The appreciation that […]

Charlie Zegers: “NBPA Files to Prevent NBA Lockout.

Charlie Zegers has written a great article concerning the National Basketball Players Association filing a claim against the NBA with the National Labor Relations Board entitled: “NBPA Files to Prevent NBA Lockout.” Here is an excerpt, but for the entire article please go to the  link provided below: The first shots have been fired in the NBA’s […]

NFL Coaches File Brief With 8th Circuit In Support Of Players

The NFL Coaches Association filed a brief with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which supports the former NFL Players’ Association and, in addition, claims the lockout affects their jobs as well. “Owners and fans increasingly demand immediate success, and coaches whose teams cannot fulfill such severe expectations face likely dismissal, which means the […]

NFL Implements New Rules On Aggressive Contact – Now Wants to Punish The Teams Financially

The National Football League, even with a lockout, has decided not to stand idle and seeks to implement new rules next season (whenever that may be) regarding helmet-to-helmet contact and flagrant hits.  This time however, the League is not out to punish the player but the player’s teams. The punishment, of course since it is […]

NBA Players file NLRB Complaint Against the NBA

The National Basketball Association’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) expires on June 30, 2011.  So, not to be outdone by the NFL, the NBA Players’ Association filed an unfair labor practices complaint against the NBA alleging the league has attempted to bypass the union and has dealt directly with players, and that the NBA has refused […]

Requested Continuance by the NFL Denied.

The National Football League had requested from the court more time to file its response to the pending antitrust lawsuit claims filed by the former NFL Players’ Association. The reason for such request is that the lawsuit filed by current players was amended to include additional counts from retirees led by former Minnesota Viking and […]

37th Annual Sports Lawyers Association Conference in Washington DC

The Sports Lawyers Association will hold their 37th Annual Conference in Washington DC beginning this Thursday, May 19, 2011 through Saturday May 21, 2011. This annual event is the premier gathering of sports lawyers from around the country and this year’s conference once again brings some of the industry’s leading practitioners, academy scholars, and students […]

Division I Women’s College Basketball Sets Attendance Record.

According to the NCAA,(and we all know that they have enough money to conduct such research) 8,127,779 people attended Division I Women’s College Basketball games last season, with the average attendance set at 1,642 per game.  This breaks the 2007-08 record by almost 40,000. The Tennessee Lady Vols the country in home attendance with 12,599 […]