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Clips Eyewitness Report
The 1st-ever Penn Law Sports Law Symposium was held on Feb. 28 in Philadelphia, and Clips was there. By Nick Infante, Clips Editor, 2-28-14
When in doubt . . . . "Blame the NCAA!"
Unsealed documents in the O’Bannon case have revealed some compromising statements by the NCAA. al.com, 2-27-14
NCAA Pay Case Nears Ruling
Lawsuit will decide whether association must share billions with student-athletes. By Zusha Elinson and Rachel Bachman, Wall Street Journal, 2-21-14
All eyes on Oakland in June for the O’Bannon trial
After four years of legal maneuvering the O’Bannon trial is in the home stretch. By Dennis Dodd, CBSSports.com, 2-21-14
Judge allows Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA to proceed to trial
On June 9, all the relevant parties are scheduled to meet in trial court. SI.com, 2-20-14
NCAA wants 'peace' from concussion lawsuits with settlement covering all athletes
NCAA attorney: "From my clients' perspective, our interest in settlement is to resolve the class claims once and for all." . . . “Our interest is to get peace.” By Jon Solomon, al.com, 2-7-14
O'Bannon suit: NCAA ordered to produce documents of new rules
Plaintiffs say the documents are relevant to the NCAA's defense of athlete-compensation limits. al.com, 2-8-14
NCAA wants to re-depose original 16 Ed O'Bannon plaintiffs
The association wants to question plaintiffs about their theories on antitrust issues related to live television broadcasts. al.com, 1-24-14
Obama Promises Governmentwide Scrutiny of Campus Rape
President Obama signs a memorandum establishing a White House task force that will coordinate federal efforts to help colleges deal with sexual assault on their campuses. Chronicle of Higher Education, 1-23-14
NCAA varies on defining amateurism and ignores secret payments
The definition of paying players varies based on the discretion of the NCAA and ignores that many universities secretly pay players, O’Bannon lawyers argued in a court filing on Mon. Jan. 13. al.com, 1-13-14
NCAA denies suppressing information about concussions from college athletes
Says it's not responsible for injuries of a former Samford soccer player. al.com, 1-9-14
Class action suits—like the recent NFL $765m settlement—are always compromises. But some people get more compromised than others. NY Times, 1-12-14
NCAA concussion lawsuits are starting to heat up
Multiple lawsuits against the NCAA are causing some problems. USA Today, 12-4-13
Jameis Winston not charged: Legal aftermath, possible next steps Civil suit?
Sue Florida State? Sue the Tallahassee Police? SI.com, 12-5-13
Decision not to charge Winston brings evidence, but few answers
The state attorney made a black & white decision, but he explained it in a shades of gray manner. SI.com, 12-5-13
State Attorney's clumsy attempt at humor during Jameis Winston announcement undermines gravity of decision
Sometimes humor has no place in the agenda. Yahoo Sports, 12-5-13
“Nefarious and Dastardly” Sports Agents?
There has been a new twist on the "nefarious and dastardly" sports agent preying on the “innocent” student-athlete. For the first time, somebody has actually been indicted. New York Times, 11-26-13
Are college sports players about to get a share of TV revenue?
College FB and BK players are threatening to score some future TV revenue. Richmond Times-Dispatch, 11-25-13
New bill to help athletes finish college
The legislation looks to cover athletes’ tuition and other costs if they lose a scholarship in good standing. USA Today, 11-20-13
Players seek 'quick look' win in court
Lawyers in O'Bannon case trying same tactic that defeated NCAA in 1984, ESPN.com, 11-22-13
Judge allows college players to challenge NCAA amateurism rules in Ed O'Bannon case
Ed O'Bannon plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the NCAA received partial class certification, but can't seek past monetary damages against the NCAA. By Jon Solomon, al.com, 11-9-13
NCAA agrees to settlement talks over concussions with 2nd set of ex-players
Three former college football players are scheduled for mediation on Feb. 18 with the NCAA before retired US District Judge Layn Phillips, who recently helped the NFL settle the league's concussion cases for $765 million. al.com, 10-21-13
Talk of a settlement in O’Bannon case. Finally.
A settlement, and not on the far horizon, but, here, now, soon, in our lifetimes. Chronicle of Higher Education, 10-7-13
The NCAA Action Plan Now That It Stands Alone Against College Players
Will the NCAA assume a four corners defense against the O’Bannon opponents? Forbes, 9-28-13
A Step Closer to Pay-for-Play?
Settlements with EA and CLC could possibly lead to big changes in the NCAA amateur model. By Allie Grasgreen, Inside Higher Ed, 9-27-13
EA and CLC settle w. O’Bannon; NCAA headed to Supreme Court?
The NCAA seems to be girding for what might be the fight of its life. Multiple sources, 9-27-13
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