Sports Law

Unionless College Athletes Need an Ombudsman

The recent decision of the Big 12 Conference to have a championship game demonstrates the problems of amateurism. Although the football players participating in the game will be producing a large part of the $30 million that the game is expected to generate and will be risking injury and losing study time, they essentially had no say in this decision. Ron Katz, senior counsel in Manatt's Entertainment, Sports and Media Litigation practice group, comments on this situation in Forbes.com:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rkatz/2016/06/10/30000014-reasons-why-the-big-12-will-have-a-title-game/#47e530437eda

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