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As part of the NFL’s Inspire Change social justice initiative, the league today announced grant renewals for 10 partners who are working to enact positive change in communities across the country. These grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations creating measurable change across the four pillars of Inspire Change: education, economic advancement, community-policerelations and criminal justice

On May 6, 2024, the Fourth Circuit issued its opinion in favor of Zion Williamson (“Williamson”) upholding the District Court’s decision in favor of Williamson.  The Fourth Circuit concluded that Williamson was engaged in an intercollegiate sport while on the Duke University (“Duke”) men’s basketball team, and was thus a “student-athlete,” so Prime Sports Marketing

LEAD1 Association President and CEO Tom McMillen has announced that, after eight plus years leading the association, which represents the athletics directors of the 133-member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision (“FBS”), he will be stepping down on September 30, 2024, to pursue other opportunities.

McMillen will stay as President and CEO through June 30,

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law publications, and Cimarron Global Solutions, renowned for their research in sport and tourism, has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind publication examining the impact of sporting events on cities, states, regions, and countries.
The publication, titled Creating Community Through Sport, will be published six times a

At its annual meeting, the Board of Trustees of Loyola University Chicago elected new board members, including sports lawyer LaKeisha C. Marsh (JD ’05) of Akerman LLP.
Marsh (JD ’05) serves as the chair of Akerman’s Government Affairs and Public Policy Practice Group. She leads a bipartisan team of professionals providing strategic counsel on policy

Ever wondered why your favorite basketball team loses season after season? Or why other teams perform well?
Height plays a huge role in the NBA — the average NBA player is 6 feet 6 inches tall, and the average male in the United States is about 5 feet 10 inches. With each inch that you

The Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) has announced that Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman will receive its Michael Weiner Award of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by the association, on May 10 during its 49th Annual Conference in Baltimore.
For details on the conference and attending the event, visit
“It is in keeping with the