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Rice Commission: Quick Hits

What's Happening? President Mark Emmert responded to the FBI’s college basketball probe by creating a commission on college basketball to recommend changes on issues surrounding men’s basketball specifically.  The recommendations were processed this morning by the...

UNC vs. Notre Dame: Comparing Academic Integrity Policies

WHAT’S HAPPENING? Recent news for Notre Dame football included a denied appeal to remove vacation of records penalty in a case similar to that of the less recent University of North Carolina COI decision.  Both cases were surrounded by academic issues, but ND received...

Solving the Riddle of Exemplary Cooperation

What's Happening? Exemplary cooperation is a mitigating factor that can help your institution or coach through an investigation.  Institutions often believe they’ve delivered exemplary cooperation but don’t see the mitigating factor in the decision. The key is knowing...

Student-Athlete Transfer Working Group

What's Happening? In early September (2017), the NCAA announced that it was beginning to seek member input on its transfer rules.  The current rules require student-athletes who participate in “revenue sports” (baseball, basketball, football or men’s ice hockey) to...

The Never Ending Question. Are Student-Athletes Employees?

What's Happening? We have seen courts around the country opine on whether student-athletes should be considered employees for purposes of certain state and federal laws.  Most recently, the federal district court for the Northern District of California dismissed...

NCAA’s Time Management Policy

What's Happening? On August 1, 2017, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) put legislation in place with regard to a new time management plan (“TMP”) for student-athletes. TMP is designed to create a more balanced athletic, academic and social...