UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Perhaps one of the more popular trends among the world of sport is the use of data analytics. The power of leveraging statistics and data to strategically make decisions, prepare for certain situations and re-tool an organization has become a constant study in the society of sports. Working in concert with its theme of data analysis this year, Penn State’s Center for the Study of Sports in Society and Penn State Law have joined in an effort to bring one of baseball’s most strategic minds to the University Park campus.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State Law professor Stephen F. Ross created a unique classroom experience in his Sports Law class on Tuesday afternoon, bringing together the cutting-edge research and the world-class experience and resources for which Penn State is known.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Joel Litvin, former President, League Operations, for the NBA, will draw on his experience as a lawyer and his 27-year career in the league office for a discussion on sports ethics on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Penn State Law. Litvin’s talk, “The Role of Ethics in Sports,” is free and open to the public. It is slated for 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the Sutliff Auditorium, room 118 Lewis Katz Building, on Penn State’s University Park campus.
by Stephen F. Ross, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Sports Law, Policy and Research
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Support for a fledgling women’s soccer league and unique experiential opportunities for students were on the agenda last week as the commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) visited Penn State to meet with a variety of University students, faculty, and administrators about creating collaborations between the league and the University.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The sports gambling legal regime in the Australian state of Victoria provides a model for U.S. lawmakers on how to legalize and regulate sports betting in the United States, according to a white paper published by the Institute for Sports Law, Policy, and Research at Penn State Law.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State Law professor Stephen F. Ross, director of the Institute for Sports Law, Policy, and Research, was interviewed by several media outlets regarding the Sept. 30 ruling of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Edward O'Bannon, Jr. v. NCAA, et al.
Third-year Penn State Law student Michael James Jr. is one of only two law students recently named to the Lawyers of Color's Inaugural Hot List for the Eastern Region. The list recognizes promising junior to mid-level minority attorneys and law students under the age of 40 who are excelling in the legal profession.
Penn State law Professor Stephen Ross presented "The Current State of Labor Relations in the National Hockey League" at the University of Alberta on Tuesday, October 9. You may view his powerpoint slides along with several media clips resulting from the event.
Responding to increased concerns about the fiscal sustainability of big-time intercollegiate athletics, continued exploitation of athletics, and efforts to blame Title IX for pressures on men’s sports, Professor Ross offers a provocative Reform Charter that would (1) limit Men’s Division I-A scholarship programs to those that are financially sustainable; (2) limit Women’s Division I-A programs to an equal number of scholarship opportunities; (3) require all other sports to operate on a non-scholarship, limited budget basis; and (4) reduce aid to football to 55 equivalent positions; and (5)