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Major News In The Sports Card Business

For professional athletes, and as we have recently discussed, college athletes, the income that can be generated from licensing their names and likenesses to collectible and memorabilia companies can be significant. Just this week, announcements within the industry have made it clear that the market is about to undergo a significant shift. How much is the sports card and memorabilia market worth? The website Sports Card Investor published a story last… Read More

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NCAA Endorsements Begin To Roll In

Back in June the United States Supreme Court ruled that NCAA athletes could be allowed to make money off their names and likeness in order to receive compensation while still in school. We reported about the court’s decision on June 25. We wanted to take some time this week to discuss the immediate impact the court’s decision has had on college athletes, including those who have been quick to capitalize on the opportunity to… Read More

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United States Supreme Court Opens Door To NCAA Athlete Compensation

Just a few months ago we wrote about the United States Supreme Court’s plans to hear a petition from the NCAA regarding two lower court decisions that held the organizing body of college athletics could not put a cap on compensation offered to Division 1 football and basketball players. Just this week the court returned its decision, putting the matter to rest. Why weren’t college players compensated to begin with? When the NCAA… Read More

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Post-Secondary Canadian Esports Organization Forms

At Feigenbaum Law, we have an interest in the professional and collegiate sporting world, and this does not exclude esports, which have continued to make huge gains in mainstream acceptance over the last few years. We’ve blogged in the past about the inclusion of esports in US colleges, and we wanted to follow that up today with news of the launch of a Canadian Collegiate Esports League. Formation of Canadian Collegiate Esports… Read More

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Breaking Down Major League Rookie Salaries

The NFL wrapped up the first night of its draft on Thursday, with the second round set to take place this evening. Those fortunate and talented enough to have been selected in the first round are facing a life-changing opportunity both in their sport and financially. We thought this would be a good opportunity to explain how NFL rookie contracts work and how they compare to the other major sports. NFL rookie salaries explained The… Read More

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NCAA Compensation Heads To Supreme Court

Back in December, we wrote about the United States Supreme Court’s decision to hear a petition from the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA’s) regarding a US Circuit Court’s decision to uphold a lower court’s decision stating the NCAA could not put a cap on the compensation offered specifically to Division 1 football and basketball players. While the NCAA stated it is working on a plan to allow for compensation in some situations, the Supreme… Read More

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Esports Sponsorships Show Continued Growth

ESports, the name commonly applied to professional video gaming, has continued to grow in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Back in October, we blogged about how IBM was getting ready to enter the esports works. Recent sponsorship developments show that esports place within the mainstream entertainment market is not slowing down. PSV Esports sponsorships show the potential of the market As we mentioned in our October blog, esports have been garnering attention from major… Read More

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Canadian Film and Television Industry Pushes Ahead

Way back in April, we blogged about how the Canadian entertainment industry had re-started itself in the wake of COVID-19 shutdowns. Since then, restrictions to the ability of professional athletes to travel has led to Toronto’s Blue Jays and Raptors to play their seasons in Florida. So far, the Canadian entertainment industry has been able to keep moving forward, and we wanted to take this opportunity to share how it’s been going. Canada’s film… Read More

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NHL Makes Its Return To Play During COVID-19

Throughout COVID-19 we have been keeping track of how professional and college sports have planned their return to play. With Major League Baseball’s season behind us, the NFL in the playoffs, and the NBA underway, the NHL was the last of the major pro sports to begin a new season. We’d like to take a moment this week to discuss how the NHL has planned their return to play and what lessons may be… Read More

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Question Over NCAA Compensation Makes Its Way To Supreme Court

The compensation of college athletes in the United States has been a controversial topic that has picked up steam over the last few years. Just this week it was reported that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a petition from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) arguing that the organization should be able to continue to restrict athlete compensation. The appeal stems from a lower court decision that ruled in favour… Read More