Jack Grinold, Northeastern’s legendary sports information director, says watching the heavyweight champ’s training sessions at Matthews Arena in 1964 “were some of the most delightful afternoons I’ve ever spent.” In 1994, Ali received an honorary doctorate of public service from Northeastern. The transformational sports figure died on Friday. Here, members of the Northeastern community reflect on Ali’s life and legacy.
Federal and state authorities have become particularly interested in the practices of daily fantasy sports websites like FanDuel and Boston-based DraftKings. Here, law professor Roger Abrams explains why observers conclude the sites are games of chance and predicts forthcoming federal oversight.
On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman overturned New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension imposed by the NFL—and which Commissioner Roger Goodell later upheld—stemming from the “Deflategate” […]
The NFL on Tuesday upheld Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game “Deflategate” suspension. School of Law professor Roger Abrams talks about what could come next on the legal landscape, and predicts “the beginning of the end” of Roger Goodell’s tenure as NFL commissioner.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday indicted 14 individuals on charges alleging widespread corruption at FIFA, international soccer’s governing body. Law professor Roger Abrams examines the criminal investigation and what it could mean for the sport.
Law professor Roger Abrams discusses the recent decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the trademarks of the Washington Redskins.
Northeastern faculty experts weigh in on Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy.
A new book by Roger Abrams, the Richardson Professor of Law at Northeastern and a leader in the field of sports law, examines the critical role sports have played in politics and history.
Road racing cyclist Lance Armstrong has reportedly admitted to using performance enhancing drugs in an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey. We asked a trio of experts to explain how this news will affect him in the court of law and public opinion.
[media-credit id=20 align=“alignright” width=“150”][/media-credit]The NCAA levied a series of severe penalties against Penn State University’s football program on Monday in the wake of a child sex-abuse scandal involving former assistant […]
Law professor Roger Abrams analyzes the repercussions of baseball great Roger Clemens’ acquittal Monday of lying to Congress about steroid use.
On Monday, the NBA players rejected the league’s latest offer, began the process of disbanding their union and prepared for legal action against the owners. This development in the NBA labor negotiations could jeopardize the entire 2011–2012 season. We asked Roger Abrams, Richardson Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law, to discuss the legal details of the NBA lockout, and what both sides seek to gain and lose going forward.
Roger Abrams, the Richardson Professor of Law at Northeastern’s School of Law, examines the new NFL labor agreement and the state of the sport.
NFL owners and players failed to reach a new labor deal earlier this month. As a result, the NFL lockout is on, and now the matter is headed to court. Law professor Roger Abrams assesses the legal process and weighs in on the prospects for saving the 2011 NFL season.
Throughout history, sports have consistently shed light on issues of justice and fair play in society. Roger Abrams, the Richardson Professor of Law at Northeastern University and an expert in […]
The annual rite of October, the Major League Baseball post-season, has been marked this year by a number of umpiring calls so obviously wrong that they’ve become as much of […]
Northeastern University School of Law honored U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor during 2007 commencement exercises.