Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

John J. Miller’s new book, The Big Scrum, chronicles how Teddy Roosevelt helped evolve the sport of football from an ultra-violent sport on the verge of prohibition, to America’s most beloved game. Roosevelt was an advocate for football when many … Continue reading

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News & Notes 6.30.11

The NBA lockout begins: The Wall Street Journal reports that negotiations between the NBA owners and players’ union broke down and a lockout will start Thursday night. Breaking down the NBA lockout: Sports Illustrated columnist and Vermont Sports Law Professor … Continue reading

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It’s All About Sticking the Landing

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News & Notes 6.28.11

Goodell and NFLPA Executive Director Meet Alone: The Associated Press reports that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith met today without players or owners.  The private meeting opened four days of labor talks set in Minnesota. … Continue reading

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News & Notes 6.27.11

Dodgers file for bankruptcy: The Associated Press reports the Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection in Delaware Monday. New contract for Calipari: ESPN reports Kentucky awarded men’s basketball coach John Calipari with a two-year contract extension and a raise, … Continue reading

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Sitting Down With One of Philly’s Top Sports Lawyers

The Legal Blitz caught up with Ballard Spahr’s John Langel to talk about his path to representing some of the biggest names in sports, including Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins. Langel, a Temple Law alum, is a partner in Ballard … Continue reading

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News & Notes 6.24.11

Ron Artest legally changing his name: FOX reports that Ron Artest filed documents in Los Angeles County Superior Court to change his name to Metta World Peace. We kid you not. NBA Players’ Union holds strong: ESPN reports that the … Continue reading

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How the Supreme Court Saved Baseball

Legal Blitz scholar and Villanova 3L Salvatore Filippello revisits the controversial Supreme Court ruling in Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore, Inc. v. National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, et al, that exempted Major League Baseball from the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. … Continue reading

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The Best Legal Brief in History

When will people learn not to mess with Mark Cuban? His legal team filed the ultimate one-finger salute to a group of investors (read “Haters”) led by Ross Perot in District Court Wednesday morning. Check it out below:

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An Inside Look at UNC’s trouble With the NCAA

UNC is in hotter water than we all thought. The NCAA levied hefty charges against the Tar Heels today alleging numerous “potential major violations” in the football program, including unethical conduct by a former assistant coach as well as failure … Continue reading

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