Wednesday , November 22 2017

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Room For Two: Analysis of The NASL Antitrust Suit Against US Soccer

On September 19, the North American Soccer League (NASL) filed an antitrust lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) after the governing body decided not to renew the league’s divisional sanction for 2018. Though it likely faces long odds, the long-awaited lawsuit could have a significant impact on the structure of soccer in the United States.

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Meet the New NBA Lottery, Same as the Old NBA Lottery

The NBA’s board of governors voted 28-1-1 to pass legislation on draft lottery reform, with Oklahoma City voting against the reform and Dallas abstaining.  While Silver himself admitted that the reform is “far from perfect,” the NBA hopes the new rules will limit teams’ attempts to tank in an effort to get higher picks.

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Sports Law Links

Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to.  This week’s edition features Ezekiel Elliott’s loss, the end of the UNC scandal, and more developments in the college basketball coaching scandal.

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UNC: Free and Clear

The NCAA investigation into the UNC academic scandal that has gone on for the past several years is now over, with no institutional violations in sight. Despite the issues within one department, there wasn’t enough evidence to arise to the level of NCAA violations of academic fraud. Today's ruling is more of a procedural and jurisdictional result as opposed to a factual result.

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