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U.S. Supreme Court unlikely to fully opine on NIL in NCAA v. Alston

$5,980: The maximum amount a college athlete is allowed to receive under current NCAA regulations. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week challenging this limit in the NCAA’s appeal of the 9th Circuit’s ruling of Alston v.… Read More
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Why NCAA v. Alston has limited effect on NIL Legislation in Congress

$5,980. This is the NCAA’s limit on academic graduation cash and awards. The NCAA’s appeal of the 9th Circuit’s ruling in Alston v. NCAA reached U.S. Supreme Court oral argument this week. The NCAA had to regret this appeal with all… Read More
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Attorney O'Keefe Secures Trademark for PWRFWD

I am quite proud to have helped PWRFWD protect their intellectual property through securing this trademark from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Read More
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Tomorrow's Election and College Athletes Rights

In anticipation the presidential election the eyes of the world turn to the United States. A variety of pressing social, governmental, and personal issues steer voters’ black Sharpies to specific political parties and candidates. The future of… Read More
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Senate Judiciary Committee Again Criticizes NCAA's Proposed NIL Reform

The NCAA sought Congress’s assistance to thwart the spread of NIL legislation after California passed the Fair Pay to Play Act. The NCAA argued that a patchwork of different bills from different states comprising hundreds of institutions would… Read More
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NH House Passes College Athlete Compensation Bill

Last week, the New Hampshire House of Representatives approved HB 1505 which permits college athletes to be compensated for their name, image, and likeness (NIL). Twenty-eight states introduced similar legislation led by California’s Fair Pay t… Read More
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White House inserts itself into NCAA NIL Issue

Last Friday, White House spokesman Judd Deere stated, “the White House wants to make sure NCAA student athletes are treated fairly without harming the integrity of college sports…Administration officials are in the process of learning more ab… Read More
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Will the NCAA Invoke Title IX to Influence College Athlete Name, Image & Likeness (NIL) Legislation?

New Hampshire’s HB 1505 has progressed through the Education Committee at the House of Representatives. It is less dense than California’s Fair Pay to Play Act that triggered over 20 states to follow suit proposing similar bills. New Hampshire’… Read More
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Dissection of New Hampshire's College Athlete Name, Image & Likeness Bill

California’s passage of the Fair Pay to Play Act (SB 206) started a ripple effect of similar bills being proposed around the country even though its effective date is 2023. Democratic Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang have rece… Read More
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NCAA Takes College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Fight to D.C.

It appears our November 6 blog post questioning the NCAA’s about face to support name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights after California passed its Fair Pay to Play Act. The previous NCAA Board of Governors’ vote unanimously supported, albeit vag… Read More
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