Boston College Law Review

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 2, March

Antitrust, Governance, and Postseason College Football
IntroductionThis Article examines the compatibility of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) with federal antitrust law and the appropriateness of the federal government using its formal and informal powers to encourage a new format for postseason college...
Early Scholarship Offers and the NCAA
INTRODUCTIONOver the last few years, many NCAA Division I universities have begun offering athletic scholarships to progressively younger studentathletes. Today, it is increasingly common for high school sophomores to receive such offers,1 and a few...
Foreword
In 1910, the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States was rechristened as the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA as it is known today. Since then, the scope and popularity of college sports have grown dramatically. This...
Hurricane Warning Flag for Olympic Sports: Compliance Practices in Biediger V. Quinnipiac University Signal a Risk to Women's and Men's Olympic Sports
IntroductionTitle IX, as it applies to athletics, enjoys enthusiastic support around the country.1 Yet there are still voices that contest the premise of equality. The National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) formal support for Title IX and...
Making the Jurors the "Experts": The Case for Eyewitness Identification Jury Instructions
IntroductionAt 8:30 p.m. on November 30, 1987, a Caucasian woman in Marcus Lyons's apartment complex was raped in her apartment.1 She described her attacker as a two-hundred-pound black male, with a "large belly and hips."2 At 165 pounds and in good...
NCAA Sanctions: Assigning Blame Where It Belongs
IntroductionWithout a doubt, everyone loves a winning team. Success in a major athletic program, particularly a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I national championship, translates into millions of dollars and immense pride for...
Sports Merchandising, Publicity Rights, and the Missing Role of the Sports Fan
IntroductionSports fans play a tremendously important role in the success and popularity of sports teams and the enterprise of sports in general. Indeed, if the teams and sports journalists are to be believed, the fans are what it is all about. When...
The Feminist Case for the Ncaa's Recognition of Competitive Cheer as an Emerging Sport for Women
INTRODUCTIONIn 2010, in Biediger v. Quinnipiac University, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut became the first federal court to consider whether competitive cheer could count as a varsity sport for purposes of gender equity under...
The First Amendment and New Media: Video Games as Protected Speech and the Implications for the Right of Publicity
IntroductionFilms, music, and television are capable of delivering immersive, reality-escaping entertainment, and society has been using these media to deliver such experiences for decades.1 These forms of media convey themes, ideas, and information.2...
The NCAA as Regulator, Litigant, and State Actor
IntroductionPerhaps the most famous court case involving the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) during the organization's first century ended up being resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1988 in NCAA v. Tarkanian.1 The Supreme Court's...
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