College Sports Briefing Episode 007: The 1st Amendment Edition

Podcast: Play in new window | Download1)      The Freedom From Religion Foundation recently sent a scathing letter to Clemson University, expressing a number of concerns regarding it’s football program and head coach Dabo Swinney.  Here is Coach Swinney’s response. 2)      O’Bannon Ruling MSJs denied NCAA can’t use 1st Amendment defense or benefit to women’s sport defense. 3)      Roundup Kelvin Sampson at UofHouston New NCAA lawsuit More status quo comments  Mark Emmert: “They’re taking a seat from a paying student.” On Mike and Mike Texas AD Steve Patterson:  If union went through and...

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College Sports Briefing Episode 006 – The Union Is Coming Edition

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Before we get into the union issues, I talk a bit about judicial review and the courts’ role in deciding law (what is the law v. what should the law be) Also, here is my first reaction to the union decision on BusinessofCollegeSports.com. The union decision step by step (Northwestern NLRB decision) Facts and testimony Rules SAs must follow (p. 4-5) 4+ pages on time commitment (p. 5-9) One paragraph on revenue generation (p. 13) Standard of Review / Analysis Definition of employee (p. 13) Conclusion (p. 14) Provide a valuable service (p. 14) Under...

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College Sports Briefing Episode 005: The NCAA Lawsuit Redux Edition

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShow Notes and Links: 1)      The new lawsuit against the NCAA ESPN article summarizing case The complaint (lawsuit filing in PDF) Judge Andrew Napolitano says best argument yet, should lead to antitrust exemption 2)      Tone-Deaf NCAA President Mark Emmert Article quoting him saying the idea of paying players is “silly.” Meet the Press Transcript 3)      Other topics IMG College president blames escalating expenses in college athletics on Title IX Baylor not allowed to wear sic’em bears on their uniforms Knight Commission meeting Connect to...

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College Sports Briefing Episode 004: Civil Disobedience, Alcohol and the 10-Second Rule

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShow Notes Is it okay for players and coaches to violate rules that we might all agree need to be changed?  I give my thoughts and use the example of Johnny Manziel’s football autographs and Oregon State pitcher Ben Wetzler’s use of an agent. CollegeSportsBriefs article on Oregon State Pitcher Ben Wetzler and the use of an agent The University of Texas announced last week it would sell alcohol and some of its events this spring, and evaluate whether to continue and/or expand the practice in the fall.  I give my thoughts as well as provide...

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College Sports Briefing Episode 003: The Snapchat NCAA Ed Column Edition

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode I talk about how the NCAA views Snapchat and what it means for recruiting legislation of electronic communication going forward.  I also recap the O’Bannon summary judgment hearing and Northwestern players union NLRB hearing. Social media and recruiting: NCAA Ed Column General rule for electronic communications in recruiting Exceptions Ed Column discussing examples and including Snapchat Relaxing of some rules for most sports beginning in August My thoughts and opinion. O’Bannon Summary Judgment hearing. The judge spent most of her...

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College Sports Briefing Episode 002: The College Athlete Employee Union Edition

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Introduction, Background and Overview Kain Colter and Northwestern Kicked This Off Are college athletes employees? Where things go from here Kain Colter and Northwestern Kicked This Off Filed Petition with the Regional NLRB in Chicago Want better health care, stipend to cover full cost of attendance.  (Probably won’t stop there). Backed by College Athletes Players Association and the United Steelworkers Union This petition would only cover football and men’s basketball athletes at private universities (public universities union rights are...

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