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As March Madness wrapped up last week, the NCAA unveiled a proposal to expand the men’s basketball tournament to 96 teams, an increase of 31 from the current 65-team competition. Although the plan has not been confirmed, it appears likely the NCAA will adopt the expansion by next season.

While the [...]

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Since 1979, the U.S. Department of Education has utilized a three-pronged test to determine whether collegiate athletic programs are in compliance with Title IX. This test mandates (1) athletic opportunities at the intercollegiate level provided in numbers substantially proportionate to student enrollment; or (2) a “continuing practice of program expansion” that is [...]

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Look for The NCAA Rules Adoption, Interpretation, Enforcement, and Infractions Process: The Laws that Regulate Them and the Nature of Court Review in the Spring 2010 issue (Vol. 12, No. 2) of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. The abstract for the article follows:

This article takes a comprehensive look at [...]

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Lawsuit May Endanger Survival of NCAA Video Games

On February 17, 2010 By JETLaw

Ed O’Bannon, a marketing director for an auto dealership in Las Vegas, may play a pivotal role in forever changing how the NCAA does business. O’Bannon was a star basketball player for UCLA in the mid-1990s, and now he’s at the forefront of a class action antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA [...]

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Scandals always make good news, especially when they involve college athletes and allegations of cheating. Last week, Florida news organizations and the Associated Press received records of the NCAA’s Infractions Committee meeting with Florida State University (FSU), but only after a judgment by Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal.

The case, National Collegiate [...]

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Settlement Leaves NCAA Rule in Force

On October 13, 2009 By JETLaw

A fundamental precept of college athletics is amateurism. That is part of the charm of college sports, and the NCAA is committed to keeping it that way. However, in February, an Ohio court ruling declared that one rule aiming to preserve this quality goes too far.

The rule, NCAA bylaw, prohibits [...]

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As the resident Delawarean on this journal, and an advocate of sports betting, it is fitting that I provide an update on the current combat between the “Small Wonder” and the whole army of American amateur and professional sports–a true David vs. Goliath battle.

After the Delaware Supreme Court issued an Continue Reading

If the producers of Wayne’s World ever decide to make it a trilogy, maybe they’ll be able to say something more substantial about Delaware, as the state has grown beyond its tiny constraints in recent years. First there was University of Delaware grad Joe Flacco, who became the first rookie quarterback [...]

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The NCAA Strikes Out, But Only in Ohio?

On April 5, 2009 By JETLaw

Last May, Oklahoma State declared its star pitcher, Andrew Oliver, ineligible hours before the team was to take the field in an NCAA regional match-up. The reason? Back in Oliver’s high school days, his “advisor” (read: his lawyer) attended a meeting with the star pitcher and the Minnesota Twins. It makes sense that a high [...]

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The BCS and Antitrust Law

On January 11, 2009 By JETLaw

The University of Utah’s football team finished a perfect season with its upset over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, and some people believe the Utes should be considered the 2008 College Football National Champions. However, the University of Florida and the University of Oklahoma, each with one loss, ended up facing each other for the [...]

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