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Lawsuit Update: NCAA v. Former University at Buffalo Head Men’s Basketball Coach Tim Cohane

The Buffalo News published a great article on June 17, 2012, concerning the status of former University at Buffalo head men’s basketball coach Tim Cohane’s lawsuit against the NCAA. Cohane sued the NCAA in “federal court and has accused it of concealing evidence, altering testimony and bullying his former players into signing false affidavits. At the heart of his suit is the contention that he was forced out as UB’s head basketball coach because of a flawed 1999 investigation, trumped up charges and his boss’ desire to see him pushed out the door.” Cohane subsequently resigned and the NCAA Committee on Infractions placed the institution on a two-year probation. The NCAA attempted to get the lawsuit thrown out of court, but Cohane was successful on appeal. The case appears to be heading to trial. The article explains Cohane’s background, the coach’s contentions, the NCAA’s response and the constitutional and legal context of the NCAA enforcement process.

To read the complete article, click here.


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