By Jack Bradley, Staff Writer The summer of 2021 may be considered one of the most significant turning points in the history of amateur athletics, as it was the start of a new policy allowing collegiate athletes to profit from their name, image, and likeness (“NIL”). Since its inception, the […]
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It Is Time for Athletic Regulatory Agencies to Protect Athletes from Commotio Cordis
By Joseph Murphy (L’98), Senior Attorney We have all heard the tragedy of the young star athlete who dies on the field from an unknown or undiagnosed heart condition. In many cases, this reflects a lack of understanding, or reluctance to admit, that many of these deaths are the product […]
NCAA Avoids Major Transformation in Amateur Athletics
By Nick Frost, Staff Writer The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) could have been in for a major destabilization of its amateur system — and it was not because of the landmark 2015 Ninth Circuit decision O’Bannon v. NCAA. (The U.S. Supreme Court declined to pick up petitions from […]
Illinois S.B. 12 and Its Effect on Current and Former Pro Athletes
By George Pappas, Staff Writer The Illinois State Senate has proposed a bill that would end disability benefits for professional athletes at age 35. S.B. 12 would add a provision to the Workers Compensation Act that specifically singles out professional athletes who would otherwise receive permanent partial disability benefits until […]