College basketball players who declare early for the NBA draft will still get to work out for teams. They’ll just have to do everything much sooner next season. On Thursday, the NCAA’s board of directors approved a measure requiring players to withdraw from the draft by May 8 instead of the current June 15, a … Read more
As I indicated last week, a high school pitcher from Florida threw 4 no-hitters in a row. In response to this story, a friend of mine pointed me in the direction of my home state of Connecticut. “Senior ace Rachele Fico of Masuk High (Monroe, Conn.) pitched her 21st perfect game and struck out 21 … Read more
Things have certainly gotten underway for FIU’s basketball program. As ESPN.com reports, Isiah Thomas has signed four junior college players. In addition to signing four players, he might also lose two that have mixed feelings about former FIU coach Sergio Rouco’s departure. One such player has already been released from his scholarship and is likely … Read more
Darren Heitner call’s our attention to an article by Tom Jones of the St. Pete Times.
West Virginia University College of Law recently started a new hip hop law blog. The Sports and Entertainment Law Society at West Virginia announce the launching of a new blog focusing on content and issues that arise in the Hip Hop area of entertainment law and sports law. Check out the website below: http://hiphoplaw.com Thanks … Read more
Follow up to William’s article: Two medal-winners and an Olympic cyclist have been named among the six athletes the International Olympic Committee said tested positive for an advanced form of a blood-boosting drug during the Beijing Games. The Italian Olympic Committee confirmed Wednesday that Olympic cycling silver medalist Davide Rebellin tested positive for doping at … Read more
Amidst new testing techniques for steroids, the International Olympic Committee has continued to test blood samples taken from competitors in the Beijing games. Now that the “IOC is storing doping samples for eight years [ ] they can be tested retroactively when new detection methods are developed.” IOC has undertaken a serious pursuit of drug … Read more
Posted on the FIU SELS Blog: Suspended Phillies reliever J.C. Romero has filed suit against a nutritional supplement manufacturer alleging an unlisted ingredient in one of its products caused him to test positive for a substance banned by Major League Baseball. In the suit filed Monday in Superior Court in Camden County, N.J., Romero accused … Read more
MGMT and the French Government have come to a settlement, after French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP party used one of the band’s songs without permission. The settlement is reported to be around 30,000 euros.
The National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School announces the creation of the National Sports Law Student Writing Competition. The goal of this annual competition is to encourage law student scholarship on current topics in sports law. The winner of the competition will receive complimentary registration for the National Sports Law Institute’s annual … Read more