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Sports-Related Online Resources

Note: June 2017. This page is maintained and updated from time to time for the benefit of all who research, write, teach, or work in some sports-related field -- as well as all who play, or follow, sports for the sheer joy of the game.

The URL links are listed separately for the benefit of anyone wanting to print this page, and to ease the search for updated links should a link fail to respond.

This site was originally created October 4, 2010, and updated January 29, 2011, February 7, 2012, December 14, 2012, and with a major update in May and June of 2017. The original purpose was to serve as a resource for students in the Sports Law classes taught by Nicholas Johnson at the University of Iowa College of Law [91:346].

Although this site does not knowingly contain commercial advertising as such, we do welcome suggestions for additions, deletions, and corrections regarding material related to its purpose.

Online Resources Table of Contents

.     Lawyers' Associations and Firms
.     Leagues and Commissioners
.     Agents
.     Players
.     International
.     Management and Marketing
.     Media
.     Academic
.     University of Iowa; Hawkeyes
Publications, Audio, Video
.     Newspapers and Magazines
.     Radio and TV
.     Other
Others' Links to Resources, and Blogs
Cases, Statutes, Documents
.     Illustrative Supreme Court Sports Law Cases
.     Statutes
.     Illustrative Sports Law Documents
.       Leagues' Constitutions, By-Laws and Rules
.       Colective Bargaining Agreements & Contracts
.       Agents' Agreements
.    Regulatory Bodies
Law Reviews



Lawyers' Associations and Firms

ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries,

Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association

Chambers and Partners, Chambers USA 2010: 
America's Leading Lawyers for Business, the Client's Guide,
"Sports Law: Nationwide,"

Court of Arbitration for Sports,

Sport & Recreation Law Association,

Sports Lawyers Association, (membership fee)

Sports Litigation Alert,

[more law firms]


Leagues and Commissioners

Major League Baseball,

Major League Soccer

National Association of Sports Commissioners,

National Basketball Association (NBA),

National Football League (NFL),

National Hockey League (NHL)

Professional Golfers' Association (PGA),

.   PGA Tour,

Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA),


And see, Illustrative Sports Law Documents/
Collective Bargaining Agreements & Contracts

Sports Agent Blog,


American Rights At Work,

Black Women in Sport Foundation,

Major League Baseball Players' Association (MLBPA),

Major League Soccer Players' Union,

National Association for Girls and Women in Sport,

National College Players' Association,

National Basketball Players' Association (NBAPA),

National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA),

National Hockey League Players' Association,

Womens' National Basketball Association
Players' Association (WNBAPA),


Fédération Internationale de Football Association,

International Association of Sports Law,

International Olympic Committee, (The Olympic Movement),

World Anti-Doping Agency,

Management and Marketing

Association of Professional Sales Agents
(Federation of Sports and Play Associations, 
Sports & Leisure Industries), sports products,

National Sports Marketing Network,

North American Society for Sport Management,

Sports Agent 411


Women in Sport,


American Sportscasters Association,

Associated Press Sports Editors,

Association for Women in Sports Media,


Collegiate Athletic Business Management Association,

National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics 

National Sports & Entertainment Law Society, The

National Sports Law Institute (Marquette University 
Law School),

University of Iowa; Hawkeyes

Athletics, University of Iowa,

Big Ten Conference,

Hawk Central (Iowa City Press-Citizen and 
Des Moines Register),


Black Heart Gold Pants,

University of Iowa College of Law
Sports Law Society of the University of Iowa College of Law,

Publications, Audio, Video

Newspapers and Magazines

Sporting News,

Sports, New York Times,

Sports Illustrated,
(note that the link to SI Reporters,
provides links to all recent columns, and a drop-down menu 
of SI Reporters that links to the archives of each writer)


Street & Smith Sports Business Journal/Daily

Radio and TV

Frank Deford, "Sweetness and Light," NPR,
and see

Bill Littlefield, "Only a Game," WBUR-FM,

Big Ten Network,



Association for Applied Sport Psychology,

National Science Foundation, 
"Science of NFL Football: Vectors,"


Others' Links to Resources, and Blogs

Connecticut Sports Law (Daniel Fitzgerald),

Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Blog (New York State Bar Association),

Findlaw, Entertainment and Sports Law,

Legal Research: Sports Law, University of Washington 
Law Library, Nancy McMurrer, July 7, 2008,

LexBlog Network, The (LXBN),

National Sports Law Institute (Marquette), Sports Law Research Website,

Sports Agent Blog

Sports Law Blog,

Symmes Law Blog,

Work in Sports,

Cases, Statutes. Documents

Illustrative Supreme Court Sports Law Cases

American Needle, Inc. v. NFL, 130 S.Ct. 2201 (2010),

Brown v. Pro Football Inc., 518 U.S. 231 (1996),

Flood v. Kuhn, 407 U.S. 258 (1972),

NCAA v. Board of Regents of University of Oklahoma, 
468 U.S. 85 (1984),

NCAA v. Tarkanian, 488 U.S. 179 (1988),

PGA Tour, Inc. v. Martin, 532 U.S. 661 (2001),


Sherman Act (1890),  §§ 1 and 2
15 U.S.C. § 1,
15 U.S.C. § 2,

Clayton Act (1914), §§ 4, 6, 20 
15 U.S.C. § 15,
15 U.S.C. § 17,
29 U.S.C. § 52,

Norris-LaGuardia Act (1932)
29 U.S.C. §101,
29 U.S.C. §102,
29 U.S.C. §104,
29 U.S.C. §105,
29 U.S.C. §113, 

National Labor Relations Act
(Wagner Act (1935), as amended by Taft-Hartley Act (1948))
29 U.S.C. § 151,
29 U.S.C. § 152,
29 U.S.C. § 157,
29 U.S.C. § 158,
29 U.S.C. § 159,
29 U.S.C. § 160,

Curt Flood Act (1998)
15 U.S.C. § 26b,
(Application of the Antitrust Laws to Professional Major
League Baseball)

Ted Stevens Olympic & Amateur Sports Act, 

Title IX, Education Amendment Act 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681

Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education, Regulations
See especially, 34 C.F.R. §§ 106.41

Office for Civil Rights, Dear Colleague Letter, April 20, 2010, 13pp. ("Three Prong Test"),

Uniform Athlete Agents Act
(National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, 2000),

Illustrative Sports Law Documents

Leagues' Constitutions, By-Laws and Rules

Major League Baseball Constitution (1921-2000),

National Football League Constitution and By-Laws,

National Basketball Association Constitution and By-Laws,
unavailable online

National Hockey League Constitution and By-Laws, (p. 26 of 83); (p. 58 of 83)

Collective Bargaining Agreements & Contracts

Major League Baseball Players' Association
Collective Bargaining Agreement,

Major League Baseball Trading Cards,

Major League Soccer Players' Union
Collective Bargaining Agreement 2015-2020),,%202015.pdf 

National Basketball Association Players'Association
(NBAPA) Collective Bargaining Agreement (2017),

National Basketball Association Players' Association
(NBAPA) Collective Bargaining Agreement (1999),

National Basketball Association Players' Association
(NBAPA) Player Agents' Application,

National Football League Players' Association
Collective Bargaining Agreement,

National Football League (NFL) Sample Player Contract,

National Football League (NFL) Interactive Media Agreement,

Women's National Basketball Association
Players' Association Collective Bargaining Agreement,

Agents' Agreements 

Major League Baseball Players' Association (MLBPA)
Regulations Governing Player Agents,

National Football League (NFL) Regulations
Governing Contract Advisors,

Regulatory Bodies

And see, Organizations, International.

National Collegiate Athletic Association

NCAA 2011-12 Division I Manual; Constitution, Operating Bylaws, Administrative Bylaws (August 1, 2011)
United States Anti-Doping Agency

Law Reviews

See generally, Entertainment & Sports Law Journals,,
(note that some of those listed below without links may be 
available through the subscription service, HeinOnline,

DePaul Journal of Sports Law & Contemporary Problems

Entertainment and Sports Law

Entertainment and Sports Lawyer (ABA)

International Sports Law Journal, The

International Sports Law Review

Journal of Copyright, Entertainment and Sports Law

Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law (Harvard)

Marquette Sports Law Review

Seton Hall Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law

Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Journal,

University of Miami Sports Law Review

Villanova Sports Law Journal, The Jeffrey S. Moorad,

Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal


More Law Firms

Andresen & Associates, P.C.,

Boren, Law Offices of David H.,

Brian Cave (Sports and Entertainment Group)

Covington & Burling, LLP,

DiJulio Law Group,

Duval & Stachenfeld, LLP,

Entertainment, Intellectual Property,
Internet & New Media Law Group,

Handler Thayer, LLP,

Karlin & Karlin,

Katz, Teller, Brant & Hild,

McGuireWoods, LLP,

Makarem & Associates A.P.L.C.,

Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads,

Muldoon & Muldoon,

Oberheiden Law Group (search "sports"),

Proskaure Rose, LLP,

Simke, Chodos & Sasaki, LLP,