Law & Policy: Governing Bodies
- College of Charleston Investigating Baseball Coach
by Andrew Miller June 2017
College of Charleston baseball coach Matt Heath is under investigation by school officials after complaints from former players about alleged abusive behavior by the head coach over the past two seasons, a source close to the athletic department told The Post and Courier on Monday.
- Columnist: Shame on Louisville and NCAA
by Paul Zeise June 2017
The NCAA can't be serious about enforcing its own rules if it believes the sanctions it handed down Thursday to the Louisville men's basketball program were sufficient for the crime committed.
- $9M Claims Announced in NFL Concussion Settlement
by Courtney Cameron June 2017
The first two claims have been announced in the NFL’s billion-dollar concussion settlement, totaling $9 million in benefits, according to ESPN.
A payout of $5 million will be made for a qualifying diagnosis of ALS, while another $4 million will be paid out for a qualifying diagnosis of CTE.
The names of the former players in question have not been disclosed, but the amounts signify that both parties would have played a minimum of five seasons for the NFL and were diagnosed before the age of 45.
The ALS claim was approved on May 26, and the CTE claim on June 5.
The U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the body responsible for overseeing the settlement process, was notified of the approved claims on Thursday.
There are more than 20,000 eligible class members with potential to add their names to the settlement. Of those, more than 14,500 registered prior to the August 7 deadline.
As of June 5, 146 former NFL players or their families had opted out of the settlement.
Christopher Seeger, co-lead class counsel for the retired NFL players, told ESPN, "We continue to be encouraged by the response from retired players and their families to the settlement, and are pleased that its vital benefits — including monetary payments — are now available.
"We implore all class members, even those who may feel healthy today, to register before the Aug. 7 deadline so they can be eligible for the benefits they deserve.''
- FIFA Invites Debate on 'Radical' 60-Minute Game Clock
by Graham Dunbar June 2017
Playing two halves each of 30 minutes' actual playing time would be a "radical change" to the Laws of Football, the FIFA-supported International Football Association Board acknowledged.
- North Carolina, Louisville Cases Different in NCAA's Eyes
by Andrew Carter June 2017
Louisville received the verdict on Thursday for an NCAA infractions case that involved strippers and sex acts, and it's not good.
- Louisville's Pitino Suspended, Wins Vacated Over Scandal
by Gary B. Graves June 2017
The NCAA didn't feel Louisville went far enough with its self-imposed sanctions following a sex scandal investigation, so the governing body Thursday handed down a few more. An outraged Rick Pitino feels the NCAA went too far.
- Soccer Players Ask Judge to Overturn Graduation Ban
by Scott Eidler and Candice Ferrette June 2017
Lawyers for five U.S. Merchant Marine Academy soccer players who are under federal investigation appeared in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, seeking to reverse the school's decision barring the students from graduating with their class on Saturday.
- YouTube or UCF? Player’s Channel Raises Amateurism Concerns
by Jason Scott June 2017
A popular (and profitable) YouTube channel run by a University of Central Florida football player has created yet another controversy regarding the NCAA's amateurism policies.
- Soil Report Complicates Rec Center Renovations
by Courtney Cameron June 2017
Planned renovations for the recreation center in Louisville, Colo., were complicated by a soil report, released Friday by Ground Engineering of Denver, that outlined the potential for significant subsidence and shifting soil on the chosen site.
- 3-on-3 Basketball Comes to Summer Olympics
by Zach Braziller June 2017
In an effort to gain more interest from young people and in urban areas, the International Olympics Committee on Friday announced it was adding 3-on-3 basketball to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.