NCAA makes NBA Draft window shorter

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 … Continue reading

Perfection (in its truest sense)

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 … Continue reading

Thomas’ first wave of recruits

Things have certainly gotten underway for FIU’s basketball program.  As 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 … Continue reading

Gotta love ESPN’s creativity, but is there a conflict of interest?

Darren Heitner call’s our attention to an article by Tom Jones of the St. Pete Times.

NEW!!! Hip Hop Law Blog

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: Thanks … Continue reading

Olympians test positive for PEDs from the Beijing Olympics

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 … Continue reading

International Olympic Committee conducts “retrospective” testing of Beijing Olympic athletes

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 … Continue reading

Suspended pitcher J.C. Romero files suit against supplement manufacturer

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 … Continue reading

MGMT win piracy row with Sarkozy’s party

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.

National Sports Law Institute Student Writing Competition

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 … Continue reading