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The NCAA Cartel in Sheepskin Clothing

The NCAA: A Cartel in Sheepskin Clothing

In spite of enjoying substantial commercial success, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) continues to limit the compensation of student-athletes through collusive monopsonistic restraints....
NFL v. Ninth Inning Inc. Should Section 1 Apply to Joint Ventures’ Decisions on Distribution of Its New Products?

NFL v. Ninth Inning, Inc. – Should Section 1 Apply to...

The Supreme Court’s November 2, 2020 denial of certiorari in National Football League v. Ninth Inning Inc., a challenge to the NFL’s centralized distribution...
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NCAA, COVID and Paying Players: Negotiating Payment in the Midst of...

By Antitrust Advocate Last year we examined the decision in Alston v. NCAA, an opinion by U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken of the Northern District...
CPI Talks… with James Keyte

CPI Talks… with James Keyte

In this month’s edition of CPI Talks… we have the pleasure of speaking with James A. Keyte, Director of the Fordham Competition Law Institute,...
Towards an Economic Theory of Amateurism: The NCAA, Antitrust, and the Student-Athlete

Towards an Economic Theory of Amateurism: The NCAA, Antitrust, and the...

Confusion and disagreement over the distinction between paying student-athletes to play and providing them with financial aid for their education has made intercollegiate sports...
The Equitable Future of Intercollegiate Athletics

The Equitable Future of Intercollegiate Athletics

For too long now, the NCAA has hidden behind its veil of “amateurism” to justify depriving college athletes of reasonable compensation for use of...
The Antitrust Perils of Sports Data For U.S. Sports Leagues

The Antitrust Perils of Sports Data For U.S. Sports Leagues

Sports data account for only a small percentage of the revenue generated by U.S. sports leagues. However, as states legalize sports betting, the demand...
Game-Changer: Why the Saracens Decision Will Transform the Governance of Sport

Game-Changer: Why the Saracens Decision Will Transform the Governance of Sport

In the Saracens case, an independent disciplinary panel of England’s foremost professional rugby league, Premiership Rugby (the “Panel”), was confronted with a competition law...
Competition Law and Sports in Japan: A New Olympic Legacy?

Competition Law and Sports in Japan: A New Olympic Legacy?

Given the increasing number of self-employed workers, recently the Japanese competition authority has been more and more engaged in human resources markets. In terms...

US: Marketing rules loosen for Olympic athletes

After the Olympic Committee’s relaxation of the restrictions placed on Olympic participants earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal reported that on Tuesday, October...
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