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TV Money Drives Budgets of Top-25 College Football Programs

For many Americans, Labor Day means gathering with friends and families to barbecue and celebrate the start of the college football season. Thanks largely to a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1984, NCAA v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma, college football games are widely broadcast across a variety of networks and now, platforms. In the NCAA v. Board of Regents case, the … Continue reading TV Money Drives Budgets of Top-25 College Football Programs

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An Obituary For The NFL’s Greatest Nontroversy: The Legacy Of Deflategate

Last week Tom Brady announced that he will not seek a stay for his suspension and is done with the controversy known as “deflategate.” While there is still a possibility that the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) could continue with a request for United States Supreme Court review, the odds of the Court granting that request and hearing the case are very slight. For … Continue reading An Obituary For The NFL’s Greatest Nontroversy: The Legacy Of Deflategate

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21:  Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, takes the checkered flag ahead of Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota, to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Close Finishes, New Stars And Social Media Driving NASCAR Fans Back To The Broadcast

An emerging storyline that NASCAR could not have imagined in the early 2000s was about to reach a crescendo at the start of its 2016 season. NASCAR, a beacon for sport business success at the turn of the millennium, with top viewership, attendance and sponsorship numbers, hit a rough patch following the the 2008 economic recession. Even as the stock car racing sanctioning body pushed out new … Continue reading Close Finishes, New Stars And Social Media Driving NASCAR Fans Back To The Broadcast

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Is MLB Preparing For The League’s First Female Player?

As MLB stars compete for World Series home field advantage, MLB league executives are battling another competition this All-Star Game:  Driving female interest and fandom in MLB. In the last year, MLB has executed a strategy aimed heavily on reaching a wider female audience of all ages. During the Midsummer Classic, the depth and contours of the strategy have unfolded. On its face, MLB’s strategy … Continue reading Is MLB Preparing For The League’s First Female Player?

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Should Top Athletes Be Able To Copyright Their Tattoos?

The costs associated with getting tattooed have gone up, dramatically, for celebrity athletes and the commercial brands that include athlete images in products and advertisements. There exists a growing trend of tattoo artists suing product brands and marketers for including the images of the athletes tattooed by the artists in products and advertisements. The tattoo artists base their claims in copyright law and assert that … Continue reading Should Top Athletes Be Able To Copyright Their Tattoos?

Jun 19, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry takes a photo with his cellular phone during the Golden State Warriors 2015 championship celebration in downtown Oakland. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Steph Curry’s Success Creates New Social Media Options For Athletes

Steph Curry has done the impossible over the last two NBA seasons. Public interest in Curry has reached unprecedented levels due to his helping the Warriors win the team’s first NBA Championship in 40 years, the team accumulating the most regular-season wins in NBA history and Curry being named the back-to-back NBA MVP. Now, as the team prepares for its second straight NBA Finals appearance, … Continue reading Steph Curry’s Success Creates New Social Media Options For Athletes

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Despite Support From His Team, Brady Remains The Underdog In Deflategate

Tom Brady and his legal team were backed by Brady’s football team this week when the New England Patriots filed an amicus curie (friend of the court) brief in support of Brady’s request for rehearing in the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals. Brady and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) have requested an en banc rehearing of a 2-1 decision by the 2nd … Continue reading Despite Support From His Team, Brady Remains The Underdog In Deflategate