Fall 2012 Ruling Sports Interns

I am pleased to introduce the Fall 2012 Ruling Sports interns!  These two impressive students will be joining Danielle Blanchard, Richard Braun, John Fabiano, and Andrew Riley who have continued on as interns from their summer internships. Ben Courtney Ben Courtney is a Marketing student at the University of Colorado and a 2012 Leeds Business of Sports graduate. He has held multiple sales and marketing … Continue reading Fall 2012 Ruling Sports Interns

Chicago Bears Kicker Robbie Gould Partners With Humana and Others to End Childhood Hunger in Northern Illinois

At age 30 and in his eighth season with the Chicago Bears, NFL kicker Robbie Gould has built an impressive career for himself.  That career includes notable statistics, like his 2006 selection for the NFL Pro Bowl and being the third most accurate kicker in NFL history.  However, when it comes to his legacy, Gould says, “I hope I’m remembered more for what I do … Continue reading Chicago Bears Kicker Robbie Gould Partners With Humana and Others to End Childhood Hunger in Northern Illinois

Terms of the NFL Referees’ New Labor Agreement

The following terms were provided by the NFL: Eight-year term covering the 2012-2019 seasons. The current defined benefit pension plan will remain in place for current officials through the 2016 season (or until the official earns 20 years of service). The defined benefit plan will then be frozen. Retirement benefits will be provided for new hires, and for all officials beginning in 2017, through a … Continue reading Terms of the NFL Referees’ New Labor Agreement

Joint Statement from the NFL and NFLRA

The NFL and NFLRA are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement tonight on an eight-year collective bargaining agreement, subject to ratification by the NFLRA. “Our officials will be back on the field starting tomorrow night,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “We appreciate the commitment of the NFLRA in working through the issues to reach this important agreement.” “Our Board of Directors has unanimously … Continue reading Joint Statement from the NFL and NFLRA

NFL STATEMENT ON FINAL PLAY OF GREEN BAY PACKERS-SEATTLE SEAHAWKS GAME

The following is a statement issued by the NFL this  morning with respect to last night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks: In Monday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks, Seattle faced a 4th-and-10 from the Green Bay 24 with eight seconds remaining in the game. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw a pass into the end zone.  Several players, including … Continue reading NFL STATEMENT ON FINAL PLAY OF GREEN BAY PACKERS-SEATTLE SEAHAWKS GAME

RulingSports.com’s 2012 Summer Interns

I am excited to introduce you to RulingSports.com’s 2012 summer interns!  I am very lucky to have these six law students on board for the summer.  Each possesses a great interest and insight into sports and the law.  Over the summer, we will be working together to provide you with more expansive material here on RulingSports.com. DANIELLE BLANCHARD Danielle Blanchard just completed her second year of … Continue reading RulingSports.com’s 2012 Summer Interns

2011 Wrap-Up

What a year it has been!  2011 has brought great things for me personally through the birth of RulingSports.com.  I have found much joy in writing the pieces for RulingSports.com and interacting with the website’s followers.  2012 will bring even greater things for RulingSports.com! I started RulingSports.com in July for one simple purpose:  to provide me with an outlet to fuel my interest in sports. … Continue reading 2011 Wrap-Up