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College Sports, Division I, Education

NCAA Enforcement Potpourri: UM and UNC

The Michael L. Buckner Law Firm provides a summary of ongoing enforcement, reinstatement or waiver cases (or stories highlighting the impacts of prior infractions cases) involving NCAA member institutions. We call it “NCAA Enforcement Potpourri”. Enjoy.

University of Miami’s New Sports Agent Policy: A Fan’s Opinion

A fan of the University of Miami posted an editorial on UM’s new ban on contact between sports agents (and other third-parties) and student-athletes. The fan believes the policy is too strict and will not prevent unscrupulous agents from making contact with student-athletes. UM’s new policy is a direct result of its ongoing NCAA enforcement investigation.

For the complete post, please click here.

University of North Carolina and Academic Integrity

An editorial in The Herald-Sun urges the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill to immediately address numerous administrative issues affecting the institution. The opinion was published in response to the latest scandal at UNC—one involving alleged academic improprieties within the Department of African and Afro-American Studies. The editorial believed “there was plenty of blame to go around in the whole mess, but as events have played out, we’ve gotten the sense that UNC’s administration is always a beat behind. Chancellor Holden Thorp needs to right the ship, no matter what. A criminal investigation into an academic department is beyond the pale. Alumni should be up in arms about the disgrace the scandal has brought on the university. There needs to be serious soul searching about athletics’ role vs. academics’.”

To read more about the editorial and this story, please click on the following links: The Herald-Sun; and News-Observer.

Disclaimer: The Michael L. Buckner Law Firm may represent a party or parties in one or more NCAA enforcement cases listed or described on this blog. This blog post does not represent arguments on behalf of firm clients.

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About Michael L. Buckner, Esquire

An attorney who provides clients with internal investigation, civil litigation, estate planning and compliance services.

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