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NCAA Division III Approves Blanket Student-Athlete COVID-19 Waivers for 2020-21 Seasons

A week after the NCAA Division III Membership Committee encouraged institutions to make the best decisions for their student-athletes’ “happiness, health and safety,” the Division’s Administrative Committee has provided some administrative relief for institutions should the ongoing impact of  COVID-19 affect 2020-21 seasons of athletic competition. Two blanket waivers have been approved for all Division … Continue Reading

NCAA Changes Course, Proposes Rule Allowing Players to Reject NBA and Return to School

The NCAA men’s basketball oversight committee has proposed a significant rule change that would allow undergraduate basketball players to return to school and resume their playing careers after initialing declaring their eligibility for the NBA draft. This proposed amendment is a drastic change from existing NCAA rules which prevent a student-athlete from returning to school … Continue Reading

NCAA Issues Half-Game Penalty To Heisman Winner For Bylaw Violation

Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel has been suspended for the first half of Texas A&M’s season opening game for an “inadvertent” violation of NCAA rules. The NCAA and Texas A&M announced that Manziel would receive the minor penalty because there is no evidence that Manziel received money in exchange for signing autographs, based on currently … Continue Reading

Oklahoma’s New Sports Agent Law Imposes Steep Penalties for Athlete-Agent Violations

Oklahoma has passed legislation modifying its version of the Uniform Athlete Agents Act (UAAA) to impose stricter penalties on a broader range of persons.  Authored by President Pro Tem Brian Bingman (R-Sapulpa) and Rep. Todd Thomsen (R-Ada), the Sports Agent Act (HB 1586) expands the definition of “agent” and imposes six-figure fines and extended jail … Continue Reading
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