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Case Studies in Sport Law w/Web Resource / Edition 1

Case Studies in Sport Law w/Web Resource / Edition 1

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Case Studies in Sport Law gives students an inside view of some of the most significant cases in sport law history—while dispensing with the legal jargon. This approach makes the book an ideal supplement for non-law students who want to understand the legal issues without having to wade through the legalese or needing a law school background to understand the cases. The cases are to the point and filled with real-life applications for sport management students.

To ensure that the most relevant cases were included in the text, a panel of experts selected 90 classic and modern cases using the Delphi technique. The cases represent the breadth of sport law affecting interscholastic and recreational programs, school districts, colleges and universities, pro sport franchises, sporting good manufacturers, and governing bodies. This expansive treatment allows students to recognize the considerable presence of legal issues in the sport industry, including the areas that the students are intending to enter.

Case Studies in Sport Law presents heavily abridged versions of the cases, allowing students to focus on the relevant details of the case rather than extraneous legal discussion. The text will help students grasp important concepts and generate thought on key topics that relate to the material in sport law texts and on subject matter that will be useful in their careers. These cases are split into the main subject areas common to sport law courses: antitrust law, constitutional law, contract law, employment law, intellectual property, products liability, statutory law, Title IX, and tort law.

Students also have online access to extended versions of the cases, where more detail and depth are provided. This allows instructors the flexibility of guiding students to basic comprehension of a case's facts or to a more complex understanding of the issues involved. Instructors will also gain assistance in teaching with the online instructor guide that includes the extended versions of the cases, answers to the review questions found in the student resource, and a case finder. Both student and instructor resources are available online at

To facilitate reading and discussion, Case Studies in Sport Law offers

-10 to 12 short-answer questions per case, available electronically, which test students' comprehension and promote discussion;

-brief chapter introductions that note the key issues and prepare the students on what to look for in the cases they are about to read; and

-a case finder, in which students and instructors can easily find the cases that meet their needs; the electronic format allows for cases to be sorted by case dates, key terms, and other variables.
With sport litigation increasing, sport managers need an understanding of the legal environment. Case Studies in Sport Law is the right text at the right time to supplement a sport law or sport management course and expand students' understanding of sport law issues.

Includes an online study resource!

To assist students using the text, Case Studes in Sport Law has a companion online student resource (OSR). Students will receive free access to the resource with the purchase of a new text or e-book, or it may be purchased as a separate component.

The OSR contains extended versions of the cases presented in the text, allowing students the opportunity to grasp the concepts presented. It contains 10 to 12 questions per case, including comprehension questions that test students' understanding of the material and encourage discussion. The questions can be printed out and submitted to the instructor by hard copy or by e-mail. The OSR is available online at

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736068215
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 12/12/2007
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Andrew T. Pittman, PhD, is a professor in the department of health, human performance, and recreation (HHPR) at Baylor University, where he also serves as the director for the sport management program and as HHPR graduate program coordinator for admissions. Dr. Pittman has authored two other books as well as numerous chapters in books and articles in refereed journals. In addition, he is a frequent presenter at conferences ranging from the local to the international level on topics related to sport law.

Dr. Pittman is a member of many organizations, including the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; the National Sports Law Institute; the North American Society for Sports Management; the Sports Lawyers Association; and the Sport and Recreation Law Association.

John O. Spengler, JD, PhD, is currently an associate professor in the department of tourism, recreation and sport management at the University of Florida. He is the chair-elect of the safety and risk management council and a research fellow of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). He was twice named Who's Who Among America's Teachers and was named the University of Florida College of Health and Human Performance teacher of the year.

Dr. Spengler has published more than 40 scholarly and practitioner-based journal articles and has written book chapters and two other texts in the areas of sport and recreation law and safety, including Risk Management in Sport and Recreation. He has also served as a safety consultant in recreation and sport and is an experienced sport participant and sport supervisor.

Sarah J. Young, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of recreation, park, and tourism studies at Indiana University. She has 11 years of experience in administering and programming campus intramural sport programs and teaches legal aspects courses to undergraduate and graduate students in sport and recreation. Young has published numerous articles and book chapters in sport and recreation publications and has given more than 50 presentations at professional conferences. She is a member of the Sport and Recreation Law Association, the National Intramural Recreational Sport Association, and the National Recreation and Park Association.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Antitrust Law
Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women v. National Collegiate Athletic Association
Banks v. National Collegiate Athletic Association
Brown v. Pro Football, Inc.
Chicago Professional Sports Limited Partnership v. National Basketball Association
Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore, Inc. v. National League of Professional Baseball Clubs
Flood v. Kuhn
Law v. National Collegiate Athletic Association
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission v. National Football League
National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma
Smith v. Pro Football, Inc.

Chapter 2. Constitutional Law
Blair v. Washington State University
Denis J. O'Connell High School v. the Virginia High School League
Doe v. Taylor Independent School District
Hall v. the University of Minnesota
Hill v. National Collegiate Athletic Association
Jager v. Douglas County School District
Menora v. Illinois High School Association
National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Tarkanian
Palmer v. Merluzzi
Schaill v. Tippecanoe County School Corporation
Spring Branch I.S.D. v. Stamos
Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District
University of Colorado v. Derdeyn
Vernonia School District 47J v. Acton

Chapter 3. Contract Law
Monson v. State
Rodgers v. Georgia Tech Athletic Association
Taylor v. Wake Forest University
Vanderbilt University v. DiNardo

Chapter 4. Employment Law
Burkey v. Marshall County Bd. of Education
Hegener v. Board of Education of City of Chicago
Moore v. University of Notre Dame
Perdue v. City University of New York
Stanley v. University of Southern California

Chapter 5. Intellectual Property
Boston Athletic Association v. Sullivan
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Inc. v. Pussycat Cinema, Ltd.
Lyons Partnership v. Giannoulas
National Football League v. McBee & Bruno's, Inc.
San Francisco Arts & Athletics, Inc. v. United States Olympic Committee
University of Pittsburgh v. Champion Products, Inc.

Chapter 6. Products Liability
Byrns v. Riddell, Incorporated
Dudley Sports Co. v. Schmitt
Everett v. Bucky Warren, Inc.
Filler v. Rayex Corporation
Hauter v. Zogarts
Hemphill v. Sayers
Pell v. Victor J. Andrew High School
Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. v. Daniels

Chapter 7. Statutory Law
Bunger v. Iowa High School Athletic Association
Concerned Parents To Save Dreher Park Center v. City of West Palm Beach
Cook v. Colgate University
DeFrantz v. United States Olympic Committee
Faragher v. City of Boca Raton
Pottgen v. the Missouri State High School Activities Association
Sandison v. Michigan High School Athletic Association, Inc.

Chapter 8. Title IX
Cohen v. Brown University
Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education
Favia v. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Franklin v. Gwinnett County Public Schools
Gebser v. Lago Vista Independent School District
Kelley v. Board of Trustees
Roberts v. Colorado State Board of Agriculture

Chapter 9. Tort Law
Averill, Jr. v. Luttrell
Baugh v. Redmond
Bearman v. University of Notre Dame
Benjamin v. State
Crawn v. Campo
DeMauro v. Tusculum College, Inc.
Dilger v. Moyles
Dotzler v. Tuttle
Eddy v. Syracuse University
Foster v. Board of Trustees of Butler County Community College
Friedman v. Houston Sports Association
Gehling v. St. George's University School of Medicine, Ltd.
Gillespie v. Southern Utah State College
Hanson v. Kynast
Hayden v. University of Notre Dame
Jaworski v. Kiernan
Kleinknecht v. Gettysburg College
Knight v. Jewett
Lestina v. West Bend Mutual Insurance Company
Lofy v. Joint School Dist. #2, City of Cumberland
Lowe v. California League of Professional Baseball
Maussner v. Atlantic City Country Club, Inc.
Miller v. United States
Mogabgab v. Orleans Parish School Board
Nabozny v. Barnhill
Rispone v. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Sallis v. City of Bossier City
Schiffman v. Spring
Vargo v. Svitchan

Appendix Case Finder
About the Authors

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