Collegiate Athletics

We Have Your Playbook
Arent Fox attorneys have substantial experience with the NCAA and university athletics. Our engagements include sponsorship agreements, television rights agreements, and licensing disputes.

Our Work

  • Mountain West Conference/Boise State: Representation of the Mountain West Conference and Boise State University in connection with a wide variety of issues relating to the Bowl Championship Series.
  • College Basketball: Representation of an arena operator in connection with the hosting of the following events:
    • 2008 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Basketball Tournament (men’s and women’s divisions)
    • 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament
    • 2008 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, East Regional
  • Sugar Bowl: Representation of the Sugar Bowl in its negotiations with USF&G as its initial title sponsor and with subsequent title sponsors, Nokia and Allstate.
  • Sugar Bowl: Representation of the Sugar Bowl in connection with the presentations to, and negotiations with, the commissioners of the Division I-A (now termed Football Bowl Subdivision) college football conferences for what became known as the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and handled all related agreements and issues from negotiation to implementation.
  • Sugar Bowl: Representation of the Sugar Bowl in connection with television rights agreements with ABC and handled all related issues with ABC, including licensing disputes.
  • Pac-10 Properties: Representation of Pac-10 Properties in its negotiations with AEG for the hosting of its inaugural, season ending basketball championship at Staples Center.