16 UCLA Ent. L. Rev. 119 (2009)
The NCAA Should Adopt a Uniform Student-Athlete Discipline Policy

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  THE NCAA SHOULD ADOPT A UNIFORM STUDENT-
               ATHLETE DISCIPLINE POLICY



T. Matthew Lockhart*

   I. INTRODUCTION  ...........................................  120
   II. A PROBLEM  EXPOSED  ...................................  125
   III. THE NCAA's POWER TO ACT ...........................         128
      A. NCAA v. Tarkanian: Unfettered Power ...............      129
      B. Connecting the Dots, a.k.a. Rules: What's the NCAA's
          Goal?    .......................................132
          1. Shoe Discounts Equal Suspensions: Improper
             B enefits  ..........................................  133
          2. Keep Those Grades Up or Sit Down ............        134
          3. Don't Gamble With the NCAA        .................  134
          4. 'Here, Sign This': Consenting to Drug Testing...     135
          5. Transfer Here, Lose a Year ......................    135
      C.  What's M issing  Here? ................................  136
  IV. No NCAA RULE, No SUSPENSION ......................           137
      A.  In-house at Alabama .................................  137
      B.  Bad Call at M arshall .................................  138
      C. 'One Misstep Away' at Michigan State ...............     140
      D. Nightmare in Nebraska ..............................     143
      E. It's Not Just the Big Boys ............................  144
   V. ANSWERING THE CALL: SOME SCHOOLS ADOPT TOUGH
      P O LICIES  .................................................  145
      A. Ohio University Responds to Embarrassment ........       145
      B. Oregon State Reacts With Reputation on the Line ....     148

  * J.D. Candidate, 2009, West Virginia University; Senior Managing Editor, West Virginia
University Law Review; Thanks to my fianc6e, Tiffany, Professor Andr6 Douglas Pond Cum-
mings, Professor Dan Hollis, Robert Lipsyte, and my parents. This Article is dedicated to my
father, whose callused hands have taught me much more than any textbook ever could.

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