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The NCAA and Academic Integrity

On April 9, 2015 By Rebecca Loegering

In October, the University of North Carolina released an internal report detailing widespread academic fraud. The report, however, was not the end of trouble for UNC, or for the NCAA. In January of this year, two former UNC student athletes filed suit against both UNC and the NCAA related to the academic fraud.

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On March 26, 2015, Indiana’s governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate, Mike Pence signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law provides that the government can’t substantially burden a person’s freedom of religion. While the governor has insisted that the bill’s purpose is not discriminatory, many civil rights groups and organizations [...]

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In the aftermath of Super Bowl XLIX, fans, pundits, and social media commentators have been abuzz about the miraculous end zone interception that guaranteed the New England Patriots their fourth Lombardi trophy over defending champions, the Seattle Seahawks. While the game and the extraordinary interception will go down in gridiron history, it was the events [...]

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In 1953, Ernest Nemeth, a football player at the University of Denver, sought workers’ compensation after suffering a back injury while playing football. In a 6-1 decision, the Colorado Supreme Court held that Nemeth was “employed” by the university to play football and was therefore entitled to weekly payments of $11.87 under [...]

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Should college athletes be paid for their performance? Should athletic programs pay college athletes for using the athletes in marketing and business ventures? Two different questions and two highly debated, yet predictable, responses. If you ask this question to current and former college athletes, the answer to both is likely to be “yes” — but [...]

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Ed O’Bannon’s four-year-long lawsuit made a huge step a few weeks ago when O’Bannon and EA agreed on a settlement (previously discussed here). The settlement was a big win for the plaintiffs but also for student-athletes in general. It is one step closer to athletes being able to [...]

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There’s another sports agent and college football scandal, and this one involves the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The North Carolina Secretary of State commenced an investigation into sports agents, which revealed that a Georgia man sent cash to Marvin Austin, a former North Carolina football player. The investigation also revealed that [...]

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Mississippi Cracking Down on Sports Agents

On September 17, 2011 By R.L. Florance

Mississippi does not want to risk losing a Heisman trophy. Motivated by Reggie Bush’s loss of his Heisman, Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman led the charge in passing a new Mississippi law tightening sports agent regulations, saying, “If Mississippi ever wins a Heisman trophy, we want to keep it.” (Hopefully, [...]

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After a 2010-11 college football season in which two teams – Auburn and Texas Christian – finished undefeated in the NCAA FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision; formerly Division I-A), more fuel was thrown on the ever-burning debate about the continuing propriety of the BCS as the method of determining the FBS champion. While some mid-major schools [...]

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