Tag Archives: “Collegiate Sports”

South Carolina Authorizes College Athletes to Be Compensated for Their Name, Image, and Likeness

Effective July 1, 2021, college athletes in South Carolina can earn compensation for the use of their name, image, or likeness (NIL) and obtain agents. South Carolina Attorney General, Alan Wilson, certified the effective date of the bill as July 1st after the NCAA Board of Directors agreed to allow student athletes to earn compensation … Continue Reading

NCAA Division I Council Approves Interim Name, Image and Likeness Policy Which Places Additional Burdens on Conferences and Schools

In its ongoing reaction to the recent unanimous Supreme Court decision in NCAA v. Alston finding the NCAA in violation of federal antitrust laws, the NCAA Division I Council has voted to support the interim name, image and likeness (NIL) policy provided below. The NCAA Board of Directors will now consider the policy and vote … Continue Reading

The Hits Keep Coming: NCAA Loses Another Name, Image, and Likeness Court Decision

The NCAA has lost an additional federal court battle on name, image, and likeness (NIL) compensation for student-athletes just days after the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision confirming the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that the NCAA’s limitation on education-related benefits for student-athletes violates federal antitrust laws. In its latest legal loss, U.S District Court Judge Claudia … Continue Reading

Ohio State University Requires COVID-19 Risk Waiver Execution Before Allowing Return to Voluntary Workouts

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is requiring athletic departments at all NCAA levels to plan for their fall 2020 athletic schedules while taking all necessary steps to keep their athletes safe. In addition to requiring its returning football players to submit to a COVID-19 test, Ohio State University has asked all the players on their football … Continue Reading

NLRB Grants Review in Northwestern Case; Election to Be Held and Ballots Impounded

As expected, the National Labor Relations Board has granted Northwestern University’s Request for Review of the Regional Director’s March 26, 2014 decision finding the scholarship football players at the University to be “employees” within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act “as it raises substantial issues meriting review.” While, the election will take place … Continue Reading

New Antitrust Suit Takes Aim at NCAA Model

The NCAA’s amateurism model is once again under fire — this time in an antitrust lawsuit filed by sports labor attorney Jeffrey Kessler. Kessler, on behalf of four named current men’s basketball and football players (Clemson football player Martin Jenkins, Rutgers basketball player Johnathan Moore, Texas El-Paso football player Kevin Perry, and University of California … Continue Reading

Despite Missteps in Miami Investigation, NCAA Will Proceed Against School and Others

The NCAA has admitted that certain investigative tactics used in portions of its inquiry into alleged violations of NCAA rules at the University of Miami failed its membership. NCAA President Mark Emmert announced that the NCAA enforcement staff “acted contrary to internal protocols, legal counsel and the membership’s understanding about the limits of its investigative … Continue Reading

NEW NCAA RULES AIM AT HOLDING COACHES ACCOUNTABLE

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors has adopted a new rules enforcement structure that will hold coaches more accountable for violations within their programs.  The new rule also will impose longer postseason bans, of two to four years, and increased fines for schools that continue to violate NCAA rules and regulations. The new structure … Continue Reading

University of North Carolina and University of Washington Tighten Restraints On Agents Seeking To Contact Student Athletes

Reacting to improper agent interactions with undergraduate student-athletes, the University of Washington and The University of North Carolina have enacted and formally introduced amended agent regulations. Both schools are adding new rules that restrict agent interaction with student-athletes.  The University of Washington’s policy also contains restrictions on financial advisors and their associates. The University of … Continue Reading
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