NHL and WADA to Re-work Drug Testing Policy?

The following article was written by Cyle Kiger. A focus in all major sports continues to be drug testing and the use of Human Growth Hormone (HGH).  Add the National Hockey League to the list in strengthening its own policy with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).  The Chicago Tribune reported that the WADA has had conversations […]


Sacramento Kings File Claim Against Sponsor Power Balance

The following article was written by Cyle Kiger. Late 2011, Power Balance, a California wristband company and owner of the naming rights to the Sacramento Kings arena, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.   The Kings have recently filed a claim for $8.3 million against Power Balance. Chapter 11 bankruptcy is the type of most bankruptcy cases.  It […]

Intellectual Property

Who Owns “Linsanity?”

The following article was written by Cyle Kiger. The kid looks as if he has no ceiling.  Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks point guard, has contributed heavily to the Knicks seven game win streak.  In his last five games, he is averaging 23.6 points and 9.8 assists.  With every major media outlet muttering ‘Linsanity,’ who owns […]

Contractual Issues

West Virginia Headed to Big 12

The following article was written by Cyle Kiger. The realignment chaos that has gone on for months has seen another move happen.  West Virginia will be joining the Big 12 conference and leaving the Big East in time for this year’s college football season. Last October, West Virginia announced its plans to move to the Big […]

Consumer Fraud

Class-Action Suit Against Hall of Famer George Brett

The following article was written by Cyle Kiger. George Brett was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999 after being a fan favorite in Kansas City for 21 years.  Brett is now the president of the Washington-based company, Brett Bros. Sports International Incorporated.  The Hall of Famer now faces a class-action suit for falsely advertising […]

First Amendment

A First Amendment Look at Limiting Social Media

The following article was written by Cyle Kiger. In “The Right Balance of Social Media,” I explained a few of the legal implications of how the NCAA and universities could look at monitoring social media.  I came to the conclusion that there should be a moderate amount of monitoring, without a complete ban on social media […]

Sexual Assault

Sandusky-esque Moment at Morton Community College

The following article was written by Cyle Kiger. In the ongoing storm that is the Sandusky scandal, it doesn’t surprise me that similar stories are coming out of the woodwork.  A junior college basketball player, Patrick Terrell, filed a petition for discovery against Frank Lollino Jr.  As the head basketball coach at Morton Community College from […]

Contractual Issues

Soccer United Marketing v. Cacique Distributors

The following article was written by Cyle Kiger. Soccer United Marketing brought an action on Monday against Cacique Distributors for breach of contract.  According to Soccer United Marketing’s (SUM) website, “it is the preeminent soccer business company in North America.”  Major League Soccer, the United States Soccer Federation, and the sponsorship rights for the Mexican National […]

Law Review/Journal Articles

The Right Balance of Social Media

The following article was written by Cyle Kiger. Facebook and Twitter rule the technology and social media world.  The growing popularity of such sites get student-athletes into some murky waters and the NCAA hasn’t failed to notice.  Regulation is what the National Collegiate Athletic Association is known for by formal fans, and the entity universities look […]

Collective Bargaining Issues First Amendment

Do Professional Athletes Have to Sacrifice Political Views for Obligations to the League CBA?

The following article was written by Cyle Kiger. By now, sports enthusiasts know that Tim Thomas skipped the Boston Bruins White House visit a few days ago.  Thomas is not the first professional player reject the invitation, Ben Wallace and Manny ‘being Manny’ Ramirez also did not attend their teams’ visits.  Thomas’ decision to post his political […]