ELDON L. HAM

2016

  • October 11th: Quoted in Chicago Tribune on new NLRB developments in the Northwestern University football union case.
  • April 24th: Chicago Law Bulletin features for Law Day Special Edition publication: "Can Baseball Help Break Impasse on Judge Garland?" (Originally published by Chicago Law Bulletin on April 15, then chosen for the Law Day edition that is distributed to all Illinois attorneys.)
  • April 15th: Moderator, 2016 Sports Law Symposium – The Business of Athletes' Ownership Rights hosted by DePaul University Journal of Sports Law & Contemporary Problems.

2015

  • February 16th: Quoted extensively in The Guardian newspaper, in the article "Jackie Robinson West: A Tale of Race, Big Money, and a Culture of 'Win at all Costs'".
  • February: Featured multiple times on NBC News Chicago and ABC News Chicago regarding the Jackie Robinson West Little League controversy and the Chicago Cubs rooftop lawsuits.
  • January 28th—30th: IIT/Chicago-Kent baseball arbitration team finished as quarterfinalists in the National Baseball Arbitration Competition at Tulane University (Eldon Ham, Faculty Sponsor and Coach).
  • January 22nd: Cover feature of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, speaking at the North Suburban Law Association on topics of sports law issues.

2014

2013

  • October 18th: Quoted by Wall Street Journal MarketWatch on the World Series ratings and relevance.
  • August 5th: Featured guest on each of WGN-TV 5:00pm News; NBC-5 News Chicago at 6:00pm; and WTTW, PBS television Chicago at 7:00pm. Topics: All the Babe's Men on baseball and home runs in America, Alex Rodriguez and Biogenisis Clinic, and related baseball suspensions.
  • June 21st: WGN Radio, Chicago: Featured interview with Nick Digilio. Topic: All the Babe's Men.
  • June 13th: Interview with Jeff Bossert at WILL Radio, Urbana, on baseball, home runs, and All the Babe's Men.
  • May 22nd: Milt Rosenberg podcast interview on All the Babe's Men, home runs, and American culture.
  • March 1st: New book release—All the Babe's Men: Baseball's Greatest Home Run Seasons and How They Changed America (Potomac Books, March, 2013).
  • January 23rd—25th: Faculty sponsor and coach, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law baseball arbitration team, winning third place at the Sixth Annual National Tulane Baseball Arbitration Competition in New Orleans.

2012

  • March—June: Consultant to the Office of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin on the matter NFL bounties and related proposed senate hearings.
  • May 31st: Panelist and Speaker, Opal Summit on Emerging Hedge Fund Managers, Chicago, Illinois.
  • May 23rd: Featured interview, live and in studio, by Milt Rosenberg, WGN Radio, Extension 720; topic: baseball broadcasting history.
  • April 1st: Latest book, Broadcasting Baseball, became a finalist in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, Sports category.
  • March 16th: NFL Network Appearance; television interview; topic: New York Times article on NFL bounties.
  • March 7th: Article published in New York Times: Give the Ref a Gavel.

2011

  • November 16th: Article published in The Philadelphia Inquirer: 'Death' to Penn State football?.
  • November 12th: Featured on ABC-7 News, Chicago, regarding Penn State football program.
  • October 19th: Article published in Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal on 90 years of the World Series on Radio.
  • October 18th: Article published in St. Louis Post Dispatch on World Series broadcasting.
  • July 19th: New book release—Broadcasting Baseball: A History of the National Pastime on Radio and Television (McFarland & Co., Publisher).

2010

2009

  • Quoted on CBS Channel 2.
  • WSCR Sports Radio: regular blog features on sports, law & society.
  • Published, Marquette Sports Law Review: "The Immaculate Deception: How the Holy Grail of Protectionism Led to the Great Steroid Era".

2008

  • Designated: Key presenter for Continuing Legal Education credits, "Understanding Legal Issues through Sports Law cases and developments."
  • Designated: Sports Legal Analyst for WSCR-Radio, Chicago.

2007

  • Designated: Chairperson, Chicago Bar Association Law & Literature Committee.
  • Published articles: Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal.
  • Panel Member: DePaul University Sports Law Symposium.
  • Panel Member: Jackie Robinson Symposium.

2006

  • Barry Bonds v. Major League Baseball: Mock baseball arbitration at John Marshall Law School.
  • Chicago Office: Relocated Chicago office to Willis (Sears) Tower at 233 S. Wacker Drive.

2005

  • Business Week Magazine: Quoted on the issue of golfer Greg Norman's business empire.
  • New Book Release: Larceny & Old Leather—The Mischievous Legacy of Major League Baseball (Academy Chicago, publisher).

2004

  • Co-founded: Sports Education Symposium at Loyola University, Chicago.
  • Founded: Sports Is Education Foundation. Non-profit foundation to promote the legal and sociological relationship of sports and education in schools at all levels: college, high school, and middle school.
  • Chicago—Kent College of Law: Received 10-year Teaching Award.
  • Visiting Adjunct Professor: Invited to teach Sports Law at John Marshall Law School, Chicago—Summer Session.

2003

  • National Feature: Prominently featured by the National Law Journal, February, 2003.
  • 100th World Series Symposium: Addressed 100th anniversary celebration at Northeastern University, Boston.

2002

  • Chicago Office: Relocated from Chicago suburbs to downtown Loop office at 30 N. LaSalle Street.

2001

  • Featured Speaker: Key Luncheon Speaker for the Alabama State Bar Association Annual Meeting.