Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Using the Courts

By Sam Mann There are lots of reasons for people and/or organizations to use the court system. Sometimes there is a legitimate dispute that cannot be solved outside. Other times one party is making a frivolous claim against another. Some parties are being forced into court by circumstances against their will. Still other times, the courts are […]

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Holy Toledo: A College Football Controversy (and no, it’s not about the BCS for once)

By Sam Mann So before we even get into this discussion, in the interest of full disclosure, I am going to admit that as a Syracuse fan I may be biased about this. While it is pretty easy to predict how I will come out on this issue, I think it requires some attention. Last Saturday Toledo […]

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Conference Realignment

By Sam Mann Obviously there has been a lot of movement amongst conferences in major college football, including my university of choice moving from the Big East to the ACC (In case you haven’t noticed, and judging from attendance figures, you haven’t, Syracuse is 3-1 in football. Just saying.) As always, these moves are motivated […]

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Should We Pay College Athletes? (But only the good ones, of course)

By Sam Mann With all the talk about compliance with NCAA regulations and all the big programs getting sanctioned (add Georgia Tech to the ever-growing list). Apparently ESPN is thinking the same way because this week they ran several articles about the NCAA amateurism dilemma. Today is the oft-referenced topic of whether we should pay […]

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Unlike the NFL, we’re back!

Obviously a lot has happened since we last joined you, although as our title indicates, a resolution to the NFL’s labor trouble is not one of those things.  We thought we would take this opportunity to quickly run through a few items. In no particular order … Businessman Jim Crane has agreed to purchase the […]

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium

9:55 AM: Good morning! Welcome to William and Mary Law School’s Annual Sports and Entertainment Law Society. We are very excited to bring you live coverage of this special event. The sports law panel will begin shortly, with the entertainment law panel to follow at 11:30 AM. Today we are pleased to welcome our distinguished […]

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

The BCS Might Get Sued!

Don’t get too excited, college football fans, there are no new antitrust threats against the BCS for its failure to institute a playoff system (at least for today). But we still may see the Bowl Championship Series in federal court soon. This is all speculation of course, but with several media outlets reporting that the […]