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Friday Sports Links - 6/15/12

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Friday Sports Links - 6/15/12

A few different sports law stories made headlines this week, including a strange Title IX problem and a lawsuit involving the Phillie Phanatic.

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An Office of Civil Rights investigation into Butler University has revealed an odd situation related to Title IX. http://bit.ly/MboNqC

The Big East Conference has sued TCU for reneging on its agreement to join the conference this year. http://bit.ly/LVRQzW

North Dakota Board of Education may officially retire the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname. http://bit.ly/LydEnQ

The NCAA has adopted new rules permitting men’s basketball coaches to text recruits who have finished the sophomore year in high school. http://es.pn/LJGmlu

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How might the NFL concussion lawsuits affect the NFL financially? http://bit.ly/Lneulv

Jonathan Vilma’s lawyer says the evidence the NFL provided in advance of Vilma’s appeal showed no links between Vilma and a bounty program. http://bit.ly/LaK8Vd 

The NFLPA has asked the NFL to provide more evidence related to the New Orleans Saints bounty program. http://bit.ly/MEFfjh

U.S. District Court Judge David Doty, who presided over the landmark 1993 Reggie White settlement may end his role presiding over NFL labor disputes. http://bit.ly/KYZTQZ

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Are the NFL concussion lawsuits beginning to change football culture? Pop Warner has issued new rules hoping to reduce youth concussions. http://trib.in/KvGBCO 

Alicia Jessop provides insight on the new NBA CBA from former NBPA Executive Director Charles Grantham. http://bit.ly/KFuYV3

An NBA security official has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma. http://on.nba.com/OrInlT

A woman has sued the Philadelphia Phillies mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, for throwing her into a pool. http://bit.ly/KFyrmG

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