This text introduces and builds upon the relationship between law and sports for undergraduate students and persons who may not have a background in law. Unlike other sports law texts, it focuses on teaching the fundamentals and provides real-world insights rather than offering cases with little substance. The book is well-organized and helps students not only understand the legal issues facing many players in the sports industry, but how to pursue involvement as a professional. With numerous Web sites and other references, students can conduct further research in specific areas. Many recent cases are also presented to help students discern the latest judicial analyses in this fascinating study of sports law.