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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Links – July 10

By Sam Mann Here are a couple of links that caught our eyes the last few days: The guys at Freakonomics apparently have a blog as well. A recent post muses why Law School is like the NFL Draft. Interesting post, but not all that ground breaking, although any time we can compare law school […]