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Jordan Kobritz, Syndicated Columnist
Syndicated columnist

Jordan Kobritz is a former attorney, CPA, and Minor League Baseball team owner. He is a professor and the chair of the Sport Management Department at SUNY Cortland. Jordan maintains the blog: http://sportsbeyondthelines.com and can be reached at jordan.kobritz@cortland.edu.

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Every sports league has an off-season when there’s a break from having games on the field, even if it seems like they go on year ’round.

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court decision in the Alston case threw the doors wide open to athletes who wanted to monetize their NIL (name, image and likeness) rights.

By Jordan Kobritz, Syndicated Columnist September 17, 2021
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Has there ever been a crazier summer in college sports?

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“Just think about it. Everybody needs to just think. There ain’t nobody thinking. Brains for sale. Never used. Operating racetracks,” said Kyle Busch, two-time NASCAR Cup Champion on changes to Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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In a unanimous landmark decision last week, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a long overdue death knell to the NCAA’s sham argument that college athletes are amateurs.

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Those two words, uttered by the attorney for Matt Schembechler, the adopted son of former University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler, during a June 10 news conference said it all.

Japan is experiencing a spike in coronavirus infections, leading to renewed cries in some circles to cancel the Tokyo Summer Olympics scheduled to begin on July 23.

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Baseball’s Unwritten Rules reared their uninterpretable and oftentimes ugly head last week.

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Last month, the NCAA Board of Governors voted to extend President Mark Emmert’s contract through Dec. 31, 2025. The vote was unanimous, which means the entire board — consisting of mostly college presidents from all three divisions — approved of the reign of incompetence Emmert’s presidency has exemplified.

Like the teams they represent, MLB’s labor pool is populated by the haves and have nots, and we don’t mean talent.

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