November-December 2021

The Proposed ‘College Athletes Bill of Rights’ Joins Growing Number of Federal Bills on Student-Athlete Rights

By Doriyon C. Glass and Gregg E. Clifton, of Jackson Lewis Shortly after the Supreme Court granted certiorari to consider the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that the NCAA violated federal anti-trust laws by illegally limiting the value of athletic scholarships, new federal legislation has been introduced that could drastically change the world of college athletics and…
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Opinion – NCAA’S Punishment of UMASS Tennis Is Criminal

By Jordan Kobritz The NCAA has reached its nadir, an almost impossible feat for an organization that perpetually operates at a low level.  It’s ham-handed punishment of the UMass women’s tennis program for a Mickey Mouse administrative violation is inexplicable and unconscionable.   In 2017, a UMass basketball coach asked his AD if giving players free…
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Ryan McAlvey Interview-Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Student Services for the University of Portland

When Ryan McAlvey was named the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Student Services for the University of Portland (UP) in December of 2012, he brought with him the perfect background as a compliance professional from places like Columbia University, St. John’s University, and St. Louis University (SLU). That foundation has paid dividends in a…
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NCAA: Hartford University Violated Certification and Recruiting Rules

The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions, in concert with the University of Hartford, has determined that the school “improperly certified student-athlete eligibility, failed to notify student-athletes that their scholarships were reduced or canceled, and had impermissible recruiting contacts by its men’s lacrosse program.” The case was processed through the negotiated resolution process, with the university, head…
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Bellarmine Welcomes Talbert to Compliance Staff

Brandon Talbert has joined the Bellarmine University athletics department as an Assistant Director of NCAA Compliance. Talbert comes to Bellarmine after spending a year at the University of Central Florida as an athletics compliance coordinator. Prior to his time at Central Florida, Talbert spent several months as a law clerk following nearly two years of…
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NCAA Extends Probation After Finding that Women’s Volleyball Coach at CSU Had Impermissible Contact with Student-Athletes, Parents

The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions has extended the probation of Charleston Southern University’s women’s volleyball program for an additional year after finding that the head coach had 79 impermissible contacts with at least eight student-athletes and two parents of student-athletes that he previously coached or recruited while at a different university. This ran…
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The NCAA Show-Cause Order: A Conspiratorial Employee Non-Compete Agreement

By Richard T. Karcher, J.D., Associate Professor in the Sport Management Program at Eastern Michigan University  Imagine yourself in the following situation. While pursuing your bachelor’s degree, you decided you want to be a lawyer and you did everything necessary to put yourself in a position to make that dream a reality – you finished…
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