Student Writing Competition


Congratulations to our 2024 Winners!

Please join us in congratulating the top ten 2024 writing competition winners, listed in no particular order:

Will Schlicht
The University of St. Thomas
Today’s Top Story…Golf? From Monopolization to Sportswashing, How the PGA Tour and LIV Golf Have Flipped the Sport on its Head

Lillie Clifton
Arizona State University
Student-Athletes as Employees: A Classification With Far-Reaching Implications on Collegiate Sports

Laura Ospina
Villanova University
Charles Widger School of Law
All Bets Are Off: How a Standardized Regulatory Scheme Could Mend Growing Sports Gambling Concerns

Brittany Archer
University of Missouri
Antitrust Law v. NCAA Compliance Manual: Can the NCAA become Compliant?

Elizabeth Bulat
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Title IX Should Disrupt the Footing of NIL

Kendall Schreur
University of Michigan
How Did this Happen?: An Analysis of the Pervasive Abuse in the National Women’s Soccer League and the Solutions and Limitations Offered by the Law.

Amelia Taylor
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
A Critical Analysis of name, Image & Likeness Policies and Their Implications for International Student-Athletes

David Burchart
University of Victoria
"Good Clean Sport:" Professional Liability in Sports

Kennedy Freeman
University of Alabama School of Law
CFP: College Football Playoffs or Collusion for Profit

Ryan Murry
Santa Clara University School of Law
The Impact of Name, Image, Likeness on Collegiate Athletics


2023 Winners!

Maxwell Becker – First Place
The University of St. Thomas School of Law
The Rodchenkov Act: When Taking Our Ball and Going Home Is Unconstitutional

Dominique Quaglia – Second Place
Arizona State University
Far From the Finish Line: High Schools Sports and Title IX

Bryce Goodwyn – Third Place
Regent University School of Law
All for One and One for All: The Historical Development and Current Implications of MLS’s Single-Entity Structure


2022 Winners

Andrew Ascher – First Place
The University of Iowa College of Law
Gimme Standing: How the PGA Tour Gave its Members Antitrust Standing

Raul Muniz – Second Place
St. John’s University School of Law
The Monetization of Athlete Biometric Data in Less Centrally Regulated Professional Sports-A New Revenue Stream or Data Privacy Nightmare

Schuyler Corbin – Third Place
Tulane University Law School
NCAA Academic Performance Program Harms Historically Black Colleges & Universities’ Athletics

William Bock – Fourth Place
University of Michigan Law School
The Riddle of the Rodchenkov Act: Can a New U.S. Law Deter Doping Fraud at the Olympics?

2021 Winners

Johnathan Nucci – First Place
Pennsylvania State University
NBA Top Shot: The Illusion of Ownership and the Purchase of Restrictions

Joseph Benincasa – Second Place
St. John’s University
Title VII after Bostock v. Clayton County- How this Decision may be Catastrophic to Women’s Professional Athletics

Danielle Lyn – Third Place
Notre Dame University
Unnecessary Roughness: Pittsburgh’s Jock Tax and its Equal Protection Clause Violations

Rachel Weiss – Fourth Place
Boston College Law
Flag on the Play: Analyzing the Use of Race-Norming in the NFL’s Concussion Settlement

2020 Winners

Michael Feblowitz – First Place
Boston College Law School
One Nil: The Impact and Constitutionality of the Fair Pay to Play Act

Joshua Frieser – Second Place
Marquette University Law School
Fair Pay to Play: Empowering Student-Athletes or a Violation of the Dormant Commerce Clause?

Josh Goldberg – Third Place
Florida International University
The Rooney Rule and the Lack of Minority Coaches in the National Football League

2019 Winners

Alex Avakiantz – First Place
University of Washington
Football, Fortnite, Fortune

Zack Flagel – Second Place
Duke University
Challenging the MLB Draft’s Grand Labor Slam: A Universal Proposal for an Amateur Ballplayer’s Choice of Team

Bradley Waldstreicher – Third Place
Cardozo University
Defeating the Bots: How Blockchain Technology Can Help Overcome the Weaknesses of the Better Online Ticket Sales Act

Carter Fox – Fourth Place
The University of Tulsa
Third-Party Payments: A Reasonable Solution to the Legal Quandary Surrounding Paying College Athletes?

2018 Winners

Loren Galloway – First Place
University of Iowa
How the Courts Fumbled on Sexual Assault– and What the NCAA Can Still Do About It

Mired Asfour – Second Place
University of Pennsylvania
More Than an Athlete: Sport as a Platform for Promoting Social Justice

James McEntee – Third Place
Harvard University
Mediation Before Arbitration

Zachary Tomlin – Fourth Place
University of San Francisco School of Law
Developments in NLRA Policy Provide UFC Athletes New Pathways to Representation

2017 Winners

Nicoleas R. Mayne – First Place
Harvard Law School
Derailing the T Train: Curbing the Abuse and Toradol in the National Football League

Nicholas Plinio – Second Place
Seton Hall University of Law
Be-Wear of Wearables: Addressing cutting-edge technology and unique data privacy challenges in the "internet age" of professional sports.

Mike Ingersoll – Third Place
UNC School of Law
Student-Athletes as Employees: Northwestern, Columbia and Unionization

2016 Winners

Tess Heisserer – First Place
Washington University in St. Louis
You Can Have Your Game But You Can’t Advertise It, Too: Fantasy Sports and the Right of Publicity

Joseph Dempewolf – Second Place
Washburn School of Law
Any Given Saturday: The NLRB Fumbles Regarding Student Athletes as Employees

DJ Rowe – Third Place
Duke Law School
It’s Time to Retire the NBA’s Rookie Salary Scale

Brantley Adams – Runner-Up
University of Mississippi
World Cup 2022: From FIFA to Terrorism

2015 Winners

Justin Bryant - First Place
University of Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, IN
The Federal Tax Ramifications of Paying Student-Athletes: How O'Bannon v. NCAA May be Costlier than Everyone Envisions

Susan Schwartz - Second Place
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA
Fouled Out: Wells v. Xavier University and the Impact of the Title IX on the Wrongfully Accused

Brandon Knop - Third Place
Northwestern University Law School, Evanston, IL
Alex 'Roid'Riguez: Legal Alternatives for MLB Player Contract Termination in the Post-Steroid Era

2014 Winners

Caren Seenauth - First Place
Western State College of Law - Fullerton, CA
The Constitutionality of Public University Imposed Restrictions on Social Media Usage by NCAA Student Athletes

Tom Mitchell - Second Place
Washington University in St. Louis - St. Louis, MO
"Changed Dramatically": Waldrep Revisited In Response to Northwestern's Unionization Effort

Ashley Arnett - Third Place
UC Davis School of Law - Davis, CA
The Women of the NFL: What Role do Cheerleaders Play in Professional Football?

2013 Winners

Garrett Broshuis — Saint Louis University School of Law:
Death to the Crazy Hot Dog Vendor? The Continued Erosion of the Baseball Rule after Commer v. Kansas City Royals

Sam Ehrlich — Thomas Jefferson School of Law
With Many Advisors they Succeed: Fixing Baseball Amateurism in the Post-Oliver NCAA

Kaitlyn Kacsuta — Duquesne University
Age Ain't Nothing but a Number: A Critique of Application of the Nonstatutory Labor Exemption in Clarett

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