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Sports Law Update: NCAA Edition

Our weekly sports law links have been on a brief hiatus, but we want to make sure you’re caught up on the top sports law news around the country, so this week we’ll be updating you on the news you might have missed.

Sean Dotson looks at what the NCAA should do with transfers.  How the NCAA’s transfer rules treat athletes like employees.  A new proposal would allow transfers to receive scholarships without permission.

The NCAA issued a historic public infractions decision on Louisville’s men’s basketball program providing strippers to prospects and athletes.  Haley O’Shaughnessy summarizes the decision.  Louisville is appealing the decision.

Should the Louisville punishment make UNC nervous?  UNC already told the NCAA to stay in its lane.  Here’s UNC’s full response to the NCAA’s latest notice of allegations.  Is defying the NCAA the wrong path for UNC?  Is the NCAA out of bounds?

Meanwhile, more bad news for Baylor.  A seventh Title IX lawsuit against Baylor alleges gang rape by football players.  Michael McCann breaks down the latest suit.  Baylor is clashing with Title IX plaintiffs over the scope of attorney-client privilege.  Deposition testimony reveals Baylor’s former interim president was unaware of the scandal details.  Here’s the deposition transcript.  Baylor has moved to dismiss another Title IX lawsuit over insufficient support systems.

Houston Nutt experienced the fallout from the Ole Miss investigation.  Ole Miss responds to latest NCAA notice of allegations.  How a new lawsuit could affect the Laremy Tunsil case.

The NCAA notches a win in a discrimination case: Ninth Circuit affirms summary judgment for NCAA, rejecting civil rights challenge over ban of felon coaches. But one of its institutions faces a new case as a former women’s basketball coach and players sued Rutgers alleging discrimination against women, gays, and blacks.

Best of the Rest

  • Penn State player sues disability insurer for reneging on loss-of-value policy.
  • Beth Wilkinson vs. Jeffrey Kessler: a dream antitrust matchup in the Jenkins case.
  • USF men’s basketball coach gave improper benefits to recruits.
  • Ohio State files trademark infringement lawsuit against T-shirt maker.
  • Should the NCAA intervene with youth scholarship offers?

About Ian Gunn

Ian is a New Orleans attorney and a 2014 graduate of Tulane University Law School with a certificate in sports law. Before practicing law, he worked for the legal departments of the New Orleans Saints, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the San Antonio Spurs. He also interned for a player representation agency and an international stadium management company. At Tulane, he served as the Editor in Chief of The Sports Lawyers Journal, Senior Managing Editor of The Sports Lawyer, and as an officer for the Sports Law Society. Prior to attending Tulane, Ian graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in philosophy, B.S. in psychology, and minor in political science.

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