• UGA Association on Hook for Gurley's $43K Legal Tab

    by Chip Towers; Staff and news services December 2014

    As athletic director Greg McGarity proudly revealed while the Bulldogs were dealing with the star tailback's ineligibility issue back in October, the UGA Athletic Association had agreed to foot the bill for legal services. Those bills came due recently.

  • AD Reassigned as Iowa Braces for Her Partner's Lawsuit

    by Emily Attwood December 2014

    Pending a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by her partner, an athletic administrator for the University of Iowa has been reassigned. Jane Meyer, a senior associate athletic director, has been reassigned to the school’s facilities management office, where she will assist with construction contract quality and compliance. 

  • Per Court Order, Gym Contract Goes to Low Bidder

    by BONNIE WASHUK, Staff Writer December 2014

    The job of building a new gym for Lisbon High School will go to the lowest bidder, the Lisbon School Committee decided Monday.

  • First Amendment Lawyers Criticize Athlete Gag Orders

    by Celia Llopis-Jepsen December 2014

    Kansas State University athletes are instructed in writing not to speak to media independently of the athletics department, a policy that First Amendment lawyers and government transparency advocates criticize, but that is similar to practice at other universities in Kansas and around the country.

  • Court Awards $5M School Gym Project to Low Bidder

    by Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine) December 2014

    A superior court judge has ruled that the Lisbon School Department violated state law in awarding a $5 million construction project to the next-lowest bidder rather than the lowest bidder,

  • Winston to FSU Officials: Some Signatures Are Forgeries

    by Tom D'Angelo November 2014

    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston identified scores of items bearing his signature that were forgeries, sources told the Palm Beach Post. Winston sat down with FSU compliance officials one month ago to look at the memorabilia being sold online bearing his signature after ESPN reported that thousands of authenticated items were for sale. He was able to point out several signatures he said were forged and several items that had his signature that he knew he had not signed.

  • Columnist: Enough Hyperventilating Over UNC Scandal

    by Jay Zenner November 2014

    On the editorial pages of The Herald-Sun I have seen the money in big-ime college sports described as an "ocean of revenue" and UNC's recent athletic scandal as part of the "swamp of today's academic-athletic complex." If you look close enough that ocean looks more like a quiet pond and that swamp just a dewy lawn. Years ago, I was a "student-athlete" in the football program at a school generally considered elite. I was neither a star nor a great scholar but I got a good education. Many years later as a consultant, I was working inside N.C. State University and got a close-up look at events when the scandal broke that led to Jim Valvano's dismissal.

  • Construction Co. to File Injunction Over Unfair Bid Process

    by Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine) November 2014

    French, co-owner of Landry/French Construction in Scarborough, was the lowest bidder on a locally funded project to build an addition onto the Lisbon High School gym and renovate the school's locker rooms. Ledgewood of South Portland was awarded the contract by the School Committee on Oct. 29.

  • School Ignores Low Bid on Gym Project, Bidder May Sue

    by Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine) November 2014

    The lowest-but-losing bidder believes school officials are breaking state law by ignoring the competitive bid process they set up and going instead with a construction company just because they like it better.

  • Dealing with Members’ Attempts to Cancel Their Contract

    by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein October 2014

    We know that cancelling a health club membership can be confusing. After all, it can be spelled "cancelling" or "canceling." It's quite maddening, really.