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The LA Times sports section of July 26, 2011 featured a young basketball player from Florida who is in the national high school tourney in Vegas. He is 5′ 11" going on wow. Apparently, no one had ever heard of him before the tournament. Moral is that in both sports and law, we grow at… Continue Reading

Toward a Standard of Equals

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As featured on NYTimes.com’s article, “N.C.A.A.’s Double Standard,” there is a divergence of opinion as to whether NCAA has one standard or two. Ohio State is forfeiting title from 2010 and it does not get much bigger than that. On top of USC sanctions, it sure appears there is a new sheriff in town.

Pat Haden: Sports Lawyer and Athletic Director

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On July 21, 2010, USC announced appointment of former professional quarterback Pat Haden as their new athletic director.  Hayden is a lawyer by profession, having gone to Loyola Law, my alma mater. My favorite story involves a friend (not a sports fan) meeting Haden on a line (before there was online) to buy books.  Hayden, who… Continue Reading

Girl’s Disqualification in Pole Vaulting for Wearing Bracelet Is Uncalled For

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As featured in sportsillustrated.com’s “Where’s the sportsmanship? Girl Disqualified for wearing bracelet,” a coach waited until the opposition cleared her pole vault and then had her disqualified for wearing a friendship ring. Perhaps the most famous legal quote is from Dickens…."The law is a ass, a idiot"(sic) . We do not cultivate respect for law with… Continue Reading

Man-Child No More

Posted in Education, Sports History

In rivals.com’s article, “Kentucky flopped in the classroom in Calipari’s first season,” two items caught our eye. First, John Calipari’s Kentucky basketball team got barely passing grades in the classroom.  School is not for everyone, and it appears time for the NBA and NCAA to huddle on the "one and done" rule, particularly when the best… Continue Reading