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Trial courts in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are more player-friendly than trial courts in all other circuits, which is bad news for the NCAA, says Michael LeRoy, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.

Expert: Give ex-players a slight edge in O'Bannon case

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:July 29, 2014

As the collegiate sports world awaits a federal judge’s ruling in O’Bannon v. NCAA, the sport’s governing body ought to be prepared to lose, as trial courts in the 9th Circuit are more “player-friendly” than trial courts in all other circuits, according to a statistical analysis from a University of Illinois expert in labor relations and collective bargaining in athletics.

Published Date: July 29, 2014


Self-focus plays an important role in how consumers make decisions, says new research from business professor Ravi Mehta.

'Big picture' thinking doesn't always lead people to indulge less, study says

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:July 23, 2014

Self-focus plays an important role in how consumers make decisions, says new research from business professor Ravi Mehta.

Published Date: July 23, 2014


The phenomenon of 'boomerang employees' is not unique to professional athletes, says two studies co-written by T. Brad Harris, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.

Research: Business should embrace 'boomerang employees'

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:July 14, 2014

The phenomenon of "boomerang employees" is not unique to professional athletes, says two studies co-written by T. Brad Harris, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.

Published Date: July 14, 2014


Fritz Drasgow has been named the dean of the universitys School of Labor and Employment Relations, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.

Fritz Drasgow named dean of U. of I. School of Labor and Employment Relations

Author: Phil Ciciora

Published Date:June 17, 2014

Fritz Drasgow has been named the dean of the university’s School of Labor and Employment Relations, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.

Published Date: June 17, 2014


An analysis of more than six decades of death rates from U.S. hurricanes by a team of University of Illinois researchers shows that severe hurricanes with a more feminine name result in a greater death toll. From left, Kiju Jung, a doctoral student in marketing in the U. of I.'s College of Business and the lead author on the study; Madhu Viswanathan, a professor of marketing; and Sharon Shavitt, a professor of marketing at Illinois.

Study: Hurricanes with female names more deadly than male-named storms

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:June 2, 2014

An analysis of more than six decades of death rates from U.S. hurricanes by a team of University of Illinois researchers shows that severe hurricanes with a more feminine name result in a greater death toll.

Published Date: June 2, 2014