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Michael L. Buckner Law Firm Weekly NCAA Compliance and Enforcement Round-Up

This week the  Michael L. Buckner Law Firm will begin a weekly summary of the biggest news stories in NCAA compliance and enforcement. The Michael L. Buckner Law Firm Weekly NCAA Compliance and Enforcement Round-Up will be posted every Friday.

NCAA Ruling Forces Annual Basketball Competition Out of Michigan State University

Takeaway: Third parties not associated with the Michigan High School Athletic Association cannot hold a high school event on a university campus.

Schools object to multiyear scholarship plan

Takeaway: Boise State University called the moving to multiyear scholarships a “recruiting disaster” that would encourage a “culture of brokering.” The institution’s override request stated, “there is never a guarantee that the incoming student-athlete will be a good fit for the program and the institution. If it is a poor fit, the program is put in a difficult situation to continue to keep a student-athlete on scholarship.”

NCAA’s Mark Emmert would limit reach of coaches

Takeaway: NCAA President Mark Emmert thinks admission standards and disciplinary issues have been bent for star athletes for years. Emmert says the NCAA could step in and draw clear lines of authority

University of Miami Enforcement Case Update

Takeaway: The Washington Post reported, “the University of Miami is giving back $83,000 it says it received “directly and indirectly” from Nevin Shapiro, the former booster and convicted Ponzi scheme architect whose claims of giving athletes and recruits extra benefits for nearly a decade sparked an NCAA investigation.”

OSU football: Compliance officials investigate possible violations   

Takeaway: Oklahoma State University reported that after a diligent investigation into an anonymous email sent to the university, the media and others that the majority of claims are unfounded. The institution also reported that all secondary violations found were handled internally through rules-education. The institution’s athletics compliance office discovered during the investigation that  a local man had purchased a $5 drink at a bar for a player. Additionally, the investigation revealed that two players sold video games they received as gifts from the 2010 Alamo Bowl. The institution also stated they will continue to review the situation and keep the NCAA apprised of any findings.



About Justin P. Sievert, Esquire

Bar Admissions (North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee) Practice Area (College Sports Law)


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