11 Legal Issues Collegiate Athletics 1 (2009-2010)

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November 2009 Volume 11, Issue 1


Leaal Issues in


A  Report of Court Decisions, Legislation  and  Regulations Affecting  Collegiate  Athletics

  IN THIS ISSUE


3  Closed-Captioning Becoming
Trend   at Sports  Facilities
Lawsuits have a funny way of dictating policy.
Ohio State University and the University of
Michigan are a case in point.

3  SEMO Coach Appeals Findings
Scott Edgar, former head basketball coach at
Southeast Missouri State University, has filed
an appeal to the NCAA Infractions Appeals
Committee after imposed a show cause sanc-
tion against Edgar.

4  NCAA Rejects Claims of
Preferential  Treatment   for BCS
Schools
The NCAA   has reacted quickly to criticize a
study claiming that Bowl Conference Series
(BCS) schools receive lighter probation penal-
ties for NC4A violations than other Division I
universities. The study also claims that Histori-
cally Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and
Southwestern Athletic Conference have higher
probation penalties imposed upon them than any other Division I
category.


4  Texas  A&M-Corpus Christi Penalties Upheld
The NCAA   Division I Infractions Appeals Committee has upheld
the penalties for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, which had


                           appealed scholarship reductions in
                           women'  volleyball and men' tennis,
                           as well as a postseason ban for men'
                           tennis.

                           5  Effective  Risk
                           Management Means
                           Planning   for the  Worst
                           For attorneys representing clients in
                           the lucrative billion-dollar sports
                           industry, learning how to plan for
                           potential business interruptions,
                           event cancellations and emergency
                           scenarios are ofparamount impor-
                           tance. In many instances, the abil-
                           ity ofa client sports league or venue
                           operator to effectively manage po-
                           tential liabilities created by adverse
                           weather conditions and unforeseen
                           emergency circumstances may make
                           the difference between realizing
                           financial and publicity goals and
                           failing to break-even on event costs
                           and consumer expectations.

7  Kansas   Sides   with KU  in Trademark Dispute
A federal judge from the District ofKansas has denied a defendant
sports apparel manufacturer' bid for relieffrom a verdict favoring
the University ofKansas in a trademark dispute.

9  Court  Grants   Michigan   AD's  Summary
Judgment Motion
A federal judge from the Eastern District ofMichigan has effectively
dismissed the claim ofa sports talk radio host, who claimed that
University ofMichigan AD William C Martin had him fired by
the radio station after he made disparaging comments about the
school.

10   Corder  Relishes   University  of  Detroit Mercy
Compliance Role
While some compliance professionals hop from one job to another in
the name ofcareer advancement, Steve Corder is not one of them.


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