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Head Coach Monitoring: Understanding NCAA Requirements and Proactively Protecting Your Interests
While many head coaches believe their head coach monitoring responsibilities are being met, numerous infractions involving high-profile coaches indicate a disconnect between the expectations of the NCAA enforcement staff and NCAA Division I infractions hearing bodies, and current practices head coaches believe to be sufficient.
The Name, Image, and Likeness Legal and NCAA Regulatory Landscape
The purpose of this article is to summarize the name, image, and likeness legal landscape, and the rights athletes would have to commercialize their right of publicity depending on what is ultimately legislated.
NAIA Passes Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation
As college athletics awaits the NCAA’s proposed modifications to its name, image, and likeness legislation, the NAIA has become the first intercollegiate athletics governing body to pass legislation permitting athletes compensation for the use of their name, image, and likeness. […]
NCAA Compliance 101: Understanding the NCAA’s Drug-Testing Appeals Process
The NCAA’s drug-testing program is designed to promote fair and equitable competition in college athletics and to deter college athletes from using performance-enhancing drugs or other banned substances. As part of the program, the NCAA provides year-round, championships, and bowl game drug testing.
Add-On Acquisitions in Lower Middle Market Private Equity
While the second quarter of 2020 continued a COVID-propelled downward trend in M&A deal activity, there was a sharp increase in the proportion of sponsor-backed “add-on” acquisitions relative to overall deal volume.
IRS States That DFS Operators Are Liable For Excise Tax
A recent IRS Internal Memorandum has ruled that DFS operators must pay federal excise taxes on entry fees, a viewpoint that, if enforced, could have widespread effects on the fantasy industry.
The Mechanics of Converting Convertible Notes
Convertible notes are a great tool for venture financing, however, the actual mechanics of converting convertible notes is not a simple task and requires great care.
Maintaining Sponsorship Partnerships During COVID-19 and Beyond
Colleges and universities should make ensure they have a solid understanding of how COVID-19 may impact each sponsorship agreement and potential concerns each sponsor may have.