Bloomberg Law
Aug. 17, 2020, 9:44 AM

College Football’s Fractured Landscape Keeps Lawyers Busy

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Many collegiate sports stadiums across the U.S. will be dark this year, but the phones lines are blinking for lawyers advising clients coping with the financial fallout from a fall without college football.

The decision by two major athletic conferences—the Big Ten and the Pac-12—to scrap their fall sports schedules due to the coronavirus pandemic came as colleges and universities turned to outside counsel to help face a wave of Covid-19 litigation.

At stake: an estimated $1.2 billion in television advertising revenue and up to $100 million a year in revenue for postponed elite football programs.

Big Ten commissioner Kevin ...

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