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 […]

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 […]

Monday, April 4th, 2011

NCAA Tournament: Where the Money is

With the NCAA Basketball Championship game tonight between Butler and Connecticut just hours away, we thought it would be an opportune time to discuss the amount of money involved in the NCAA Tournament. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but there is a lot of it. Let’s start with the NCAA and its […]

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 […]