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2019 Quarter 4 Case Summaries

December 18, 2019: University of Houston Summary Disposition Key Takeaways If head coach is personally involved in violation, it is an uphill battle to rebut presumption of responsibility in head coach control legislation. Head coaches should ensure they set the...

Understanding NCAA Transfer Rules for Student-Athletes

Understanding NCAA Transfer Rules for Student-Athletes

  In 2018, the NCAA Committee for Legislative Relief amended the NCAA’s standards for granting student-athletes waiver exemptions from the NCAA Bylaw 14.5.1 year of academic residence requirement for Division I student-athletes. The general principle under Bylaw...

Preparing Your Head Coach for Head Coach Responsibility

Head coaches are presumed responsible for the actions of individuals under their umbrella. This is no longer a new or foreign concept. For coaches, it can be challenging to assess and manage NCAA compliance risk areas while trying to build a winning program. As a...

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...

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...