It Is Time To Pay Our College Athletes

Posted June 9, 2020

With college athletics as we know them on hold for the time being, the pressure may have eased ever so slightly on the NCAA to come up with a solution to the long-simmering issue of college-athlete compensation. Despite NCAA President Mark Emmert’s adamant insistence in recent Senate testimony that he will never endorse any model […]

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Frank Darras authored an article for Law360 titled “NCAA’s Broken Athlete Eligibility Rules Need To Change”

Posted April 17, 2020

Frank Darras authored an article for Law360 titled “NCAA’s Broken Athlete Eligibility Rules Need To Change” which analyzes how the NCAA’s arcane rules on amateurism must change. The organization announced hundreds of millions of dollars in program cuts that will impact every school, every sport, every athlete nation-wide. Without significant changes, such as allowing athletes […]

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Frank Darras Interviewed By Dr. SEC, College Radio Personality

Posted April 15, 2020

Frank Darras was interviewed by Dr. SEC, a college radio personality who appears on Yahoo! Sports Radio 730 AM. Mr. Darras discussed student-athletes and how college athletes can/should have a greater ability to support themselves financially, especially in the midst of the massive funding cuts by the NCAA. Listen here:  

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The Broken NCAA System Needs to Change Now

Posted April 6, 2020

By Frank Darras Student athletes across the country are treated like athletes when it comes to monetizing their sport, and like students when it comes to compensating them for their efforts. In the past six months, several high-profile student-athletes had their financial futures jeopardized by the arcane, outdated and stale NCAA rules. University of Memphis […]

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Loss-of-Value Insurance for College Athletes: Trouble Ahead

Posted March 31, 2020

College athletics in the United States is a multibillion-dollar industry. In some states, a university football coach—technically a state employee—earns the highest salary in state government by many multiples. Yet, elite college sports programs have long basked in the aura of “amateur athletics,” these days a description true only in the sense that the athletes […]

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Student-Athletes: Is Your School Offering You the Right Insurance Policy?

Posted July 12, 2018

Student-athletes have a lot to look forward to—playing the sport they love while receiving a great education, and potentially handsome compensation in the pros. A single injury or illness, however, can end your career or do catastrophic damage to your earning potential before you even begin a professional career. Many student-athletes are now looking for […]

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Loss of Value Insurance and Your Division I Athletes: What Colleges and Universities Need to Know

Posted April 19, 2018

Loss of Value (LOV) insurance is a little-known type of disability insurance designed to protect the future of elite, first-, second- or third-round draft picks. LOV specifically covers a student-athlete’s anticipated rookie contract value. Universities can arrange for the player or his family to purchase LOV insurance policies, which may kick in to supplement that […]

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Remembering Rob Kelly: CTE as a Long-Term Disability

Posted April 17, 2018

We Help Disability Claimants Suffering From Traumatic Brain Injuries As the school year approaches, children are preparing for fall sports. For years, football was a staple of late summer fun. Whether it was varsity training camp or flag football, many kids have played football since elementary school. Rob Kelly was one such kid. This former […]

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Can the NFL pick up their CTE fumble?

Posted September 15, 2017

In 1928, a complication was first described as “punch-drunk syndrome,” which is an affliction that boxers suffered from repeated blows to the head. More recently, evidence of the disease became more widespread, requiring further analysis of the signs and symptoms. for the condition designated as: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). CTE leads to progressive loss of […]

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Athletes or Universities Buying Loss of Value Insurance? What You Should Know

Posted April 30, 2017

“How much am I worth?” This question has been the subject of many motivational talks, presentations and books. Worth is a question and a concept that takes on so many forms—including self-esteem, legacy value and net worth. To achieve some sense of life worth is many people’s ultimate ambition, and it is a noble one. […]

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