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Duke Center for Sports and the Law to Host Panel Discussion
This Week In Duke Athletic History
By A.J. Carr consider worthwhile in the ever expanding business Any questions? These professors just might
December 7, 1956
of sports. have some answers.
The 1956 Olympics, held in Melbourne, Australia,
It isn’t all about fun and games. Sport also is “We believe sport is a form of international In addition to the meeting into New York, the
came to a close with Duke’s first Olympian, Joel
about big business, legal issues, ethical practices, and cultural exchange,’’ said Paul Haagen, a noted Duke Center for Sports and The Law, which Duke Shankle, winning a bronze medal in the 100-me-
and global expansion. Duke Law professor. “It has become a business and Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin ter hurdles. Two years earlier Shankle would win
Duke is prepared to help with the myriad of is- is appropriate for people concerned to take it seri- White helped establish, will host other symposiums the inaugural McKelvin award as the ACC Athlete
sues. In New York City on Dec. 9, the University’s ously. and panel discussions in the future.
of the Year.
Center for Sports and the Law -- along with the ath- “Duke is one of the places that takes athletics “We will be looking at Title IX, at the regulation
letic department -- will co-sponsor an inaugural pan- very seriously and is one of the great universities. of doping, at the entire concept of amateurism,’’ said
December 8, 1995
el discussion featuring several national, high-profile It’s a natural place to do a serious study.” Haagen, citing a few topics. “Sport is all about con-
After tying Virginia during the regular season and
executives from the athletic world. trol competition, who sets the controls, under what
losing to the Cavs in the ACC Tournament, the
Former Duke basketball player and current STAR-STUDDED STAFF terms.”
men’s soccer team defeats its chief conference
rival 3-2 at the College Cup to advance to the na-
ESPN analyst Jay Bilas is set to serve as host for The University faculty includes several profes- At the New York function, another subject likely
tional championship game for the third time under
a group that includes Adam Silver, deputy commis- sors who have extensive sports and law knowledge to surface involves aids athletes with handicaps use
coach John Rennie.
sioner and chief operating officer of the NBA; Mark -- Haagen, Charles Clotfelter, John Weistart, in competition, plus a question concerning a track
Waller, marketing officer for the NFL; Tim Bros- Doriane Coleman and Jim Coleman. sprinter’s gender.
December 10, 1988
nan, executive vice-president of business for major For the past 20 years, Haagen has advised South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius, a double am-
Duke senior men’s basketball player Danny Fer-
league baseball; and Jim Tanner, a specialist in Duke athletes who are beginning a venture into pro putee, is a highly successful in Paralympics compe-
ry scores 58 points in a 117-102 win at Miami.
sports and law and negotiations. careers. tition. The debate is whether his Cheetah Flex Blade Ferry breaks N.C. State’s David Thompson’s ACC
The NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball all Coleman was a four-time national champion prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage. scoring mark of 57 as he hits 23-of-26 field goals
want to create a stronger presence abroad, height- in track and field and instrumental in starting her On another note, South Africa’s Caster Seme- and 10-of-12 free throws.
en exposure, and generate maximum revenue. sport’s anti-doping methods. Husband Jim, a former nya is a world champion in the women’s 800 meters,
To accomplish that international mission requires Harvard athlete, assisted the NFL and other high- but some skeptics aren’t sure about that. Semenya
December 11, 1982
business expertise, effectively dealing with foreign level organizations with their drug polices. Weistart has been trying to convince officials she deserves to
The Duke and Indiana men’s soccer teams played
governments, and adhering to multiple legal regula- is a co-author of The Law and Sports and Clotfelter compete as a female.
one of the longest games in NCAA. Tied at one
tions. is working on a book about big-time athletics and its Determining the right ruling in those cases is
apiece after regulation in the NCAA Finals, the
In short, it’s a complex challenge, yet one many role in U.S. universities. “tough intellectually,’’ Haagen said.
Blue Devils and Hoosiers battled through eight
overtime periods before Indiana came away with
Such is sport. Such is law.
a 2-1 win after 159 minutes and 16 seconds of
America’s games like basketball, baseball and
December 11, 1999
football are already in foreign countries, to varying
Duke’s Ali Curtis, a junior forward, won the Her-
degrees. Placing teams there permanently is an-
mann award for the nation’s best college soccer
other matter. player in 1999. Curtis led the Atlantic Coast Con-
For example, should the NBA try to establish a ference with 17 goals and 40 points, helping the
franchise in China or Japan, it would be competing Blue Devils to the No. 1 seed for the NCAA tour-
with those countries’ leagues and that would create
“all kinds of questions,” Haagen said.
In baseball, major league teams are attempt-
December 12, 2003
ing to sign players from Japan. But the Japanese
Dr. Richard Brodhead is announced as the ninth
want their native sons to join their league first and
president in Duke University history.
has threatened to boycott the prospects if they jump
December 13, 1978
straight to America’s Major League, Haagen said.
Top-ranked Duke men’s basketball defeats No.
“Sport presents some really interesting legal
12 Southern Cal, 79-65, gaining a measure of
problems,’’ Haagen told the Law School publicity
revenge for a loss the previous season in Los An-
department. “It raises issues of competition and lim-
geles. Mike Gminski outscores rival center Cliff
its of competition in unusual and particularly intense
Bilas, in his role as moderator, thinks the con- December 13, 1986
versation in New York will be enlightening. Duke Men’s soccer earns the first national title of
“I hope to get the panel to flush out the issues any program at the university by defeating Akron,
of globalization in sports,’’ he said. “There are differ-
1-0, in the NCAA Championship game in Takoma,
ent ways each sport will go about it. I will be listening
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