NCAA Fails its own Exam

On Tuesday, January 3, 2023, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Transformation Committee, which had been charged with reshaping NCAA policies, released its 40-page final report.[1] The Report will next go to the Division I Board of Directors for consideration at the 2023 NCAA Convention in San Antonio next week.[2] The Report details 34 review areas... Continue Reading →

Proposed New Governance Model for FBS Football

Recently, college football has undergone several drastic changes, including, the start of the player compensation era, the loosening of transfer restrictions, the seemingly endless realignment of institutions, and much more. With each of these changes, decision makers are looking around wondering what to make of this new age college football and asking themselves who exactly... Continue Reading →

UCLA to the Big Ten? – Not so Fast..

Today, November 17, the University of California Board of Regents (“Board of Regents” or “Board”)  will meet to discuss a variety of issues, including UCLA’s move to the Big Ten Conference.[1] Specifically, on June 30, 2022, UCLA suddenly announced its plan to leave the Pac-12 Conference and join the Big Ten Conference beginning in the... Continue Reading →

Protecting Youth Athletes in the NIL Era

In recent months, name, image, and likeness opportunities have quickly filtered down from the collegiate ranks to the high school and youth levels. To protect youth athletes in this space, Philadelphia Councilmember Isaiah Thomas recently introduced the “Philly NIL Youth Protection Act.”[1] The purpose of this ordinance is to establish provisions related to education and... Continue Reading →

The NCAA Goes To Court Over CTE

A massive case regarding CTE and NCAA football has gone to trial for only the second time, as the widow (Alana Gee) of former USC linebacker Matt Gee is suing the NCAA for wrongful death in Los Angeles Superior Court.[1] Gee was the fifth linebacker from the 1989 USC football team to die before the... Continue Reading →

The Carousel Continues to Spin

Just last week I wrote about the decisions by Nebraska and Arizona State to fire their head football coaches only a few weeks into the 2022 regular season.[1] Less than a few hours after that post went live, on September 26, 2022, another major college football coach was relieved of his duties. Specifically, Georgia Tech... Continue Reading →

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