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Bracket Busted: NCAA Compliance the Clear Loser of March Madness

For the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), March is supposed to be a showcase of the best about college sports, and the ideals the NCAA claims up uphold.  March is about student-athletes representing their schools, in a tournament full of upsets, uplifting stories, and some of the more dramatic moments in sports.  However, this March, the spectacle of March Madness is overshadowed by headlines of criminal conduct, corruption, rules violations, and plenty of criticism for the NCAA.  While many of these stories are just beginning to unfold, there are several ethical and compliance issues raised, which have application to all areas of compliance.

Changing Sentiment Surrounding NCAA Regulation

  NCAA regulation is highly restrictive of the compensation of amateur athletes. Recent class actions have challenged the equity of such policies in light of the high levels of revenue generated by the organization and schools. Challenges to NCAA regulation may provide student-athletes greater ability to negotiate their compensation and to make money independently.

State Legislature Proposes New Bill to Ensure Athlete Safety

Meghan Murphy Associate Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2018   In January 2017, Connecticut joined the list of states seeking to implement new safety protections for their student-athletes by proposing a new bill, No. 6870, establishing an athletic protection commission.  While the law might be appealing on paper, both the NCAA and …
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NCAA Scholarship Compliance: Financial Freedom or Financial Constraint?

Morgan Slade Associate Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2017   The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has consistently monitored, regulated and investigated scholarship money given to college football players through eligibility regulations. While these scholarships are meant to be a form of financial freedom to players, abiding by NCAA compliance rules imposes …
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Reasons for an Athletics Compliance Department

Gilbert Carrillo Executive Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law,  JD 2017   The National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) is a non-profit organization that regulates athletes in over 1,200 institutions, associations and conferences.  The NCAA also organizes many of the athletic programs of its member schools.  The amount of members in the NCAA requires rules …
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