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Monday, December 12th, 2011

The Veto Power

By Sam Mann As you probably know by now, last Thursday David Stern, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association, vetoed a three team trade that would have sent star point guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, Pau Gasol to the Houston Rockets and several other pieces to the New Orleans Hornets. The NBA […]

Monday, November 28th, 2011

MLB Labor Deal Struck

By Sam Mann In case you didn’t notice, and you may not have because of the quiet manner in which the two sides went about negotiating, Major League Baseball and its Players Association came to an agreement on a new five-year labor deal. The deal guarantees labor peace will last at least 21 years, which […]

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Packing More than a Punch: Feds Seize 500 lbs of Cocaine from Boxer’s Home

 By Nathan Yu Unknown to the average sports fan, Iván Calderón, a Puerto Rican professional boxer, is an accomplished individual. Inside the ring, Calderón has tallied 35 victories against only 2 defeats. He has held and defended championship titles, and he has represented Puerto Rico in international boxing contests. Outside the ring, Calderón is known […]

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Accusations Against Fine

As I’m sure you all have heard, Bernie Fine, the assistant basketball coach at Cuse, was recently accused of molesting a child in the 1980’s. Bobby Davis, a ball boy at the time, and his stepbrother, Mike Lang, are saying that Fine molested them while on team field trips and in the Syracuse basketball facilities. […]

Friday, November 18th, 2011

The NBA Lockout’s next opponent: Federal District Court

Ed’s Note: We are going to skip for now any coverage of the impending Syracuse allegations because I am probably unable to discuss it rationally. I am a biased Syracuse fan who loves Jim Boeheim and Syracuse Basketball. Moving on to regularly scheduled programming: the NBA Lockout once again… By Sam Mann A few days […]

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

The First Punch: UFC Sues State of New York

By Nathan Yu Ultimate Fighting Championship, known colloquially as UFC, is accustomed to fights. It is the leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, and has millions of fans–including myself–worldwide. As evidenced by its recent mega television deal with Fox Sports, UFC is arguably the fastest growing brand in sports. But that growth has never crossed […]

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

W&M Students React…

The SELS blog is pleased to announce a new feature to our blog. When any big events happen in the sports and entertainment law world, we will be asking students to give us their reactions. For our first edition of this feature, we will post W&M law students’ reactions to the Penn State Scandal. Feel […]

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Penn St. and Possible NCAA Sanctions

Lost in the fallout of this scandal (and rightfully so as the focus is on the incredible misdeeds of Penn St. officials) are the potential implications for the football program and the student-athletes on the Penn St. University Football team. NCAA President Mark Emmert issued a statement last night. It reads: “This is a criminal matter under […]

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Penn St. and Joe Paterno

We would be remiss if we did not mention the unfortunate incident(s) at Penn State University. The scandal has spread far beyond the world of NCAA Football, into both the legal realm and the consciousness of the entire nation. The details of the events surrounding this situation are available from many sources, so we will […]

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Tubby Smith Costing Gophers More than Basketball Games

By Nathan Yu Tubby Smith’s tenure so far at Minnesota has been interesting. If you view his accomplishments as a Gopher from the viewpoint of the rest of Smith’s career, it is somewhat disappointing. Tubby is national champion and a former National Coach of the Year. But if you view it from the Gophers’ side, […]