NCAA Compliance
College Athlete Advocacy Lawyers

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NCAA Compliance
Head Coach Monitoring: Understanding NCAA Requirements and Proactively Protecting Your Interests

While many head coaches believe their head coach monitoring responsibilities are being met, numerous infractions involving high-profile coaches indicate a disconnect between the expectations of the NCAA enforcement staff and NCAA Division I infractions hearing bodies, and current practices head coaches believe to be sufficient.


Name, Image, Likeness
The Name, Image, and Likeness Legal and NCAA Regulatory Landscape

The purpose of this article is to summarize the name, image, and likeness legal landscape, and the rights athletes would have to commercialize their right of publicity depending on what is ultimately legislated.


Name, Image, Likeness
NAIA Passes Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation

As college athletics awaits the NCAA’s proposed modifications to its name, image, and likeness legislation, the NAIA has become the first intercollegiate athletics governing body to pass legislation permitting athletes compensation for the use of their name, image, and likeness. […]


NCAA Compliance
NCAA Compliance 101: Understanding the NCAA’s Drug-Testing Appeals Process

The NCAA’s drug-testing program is designed to promote fair and equitable competition in college athletics and to deter college athletes from using performance-enhancing drugs or other banned substances. As part of the program, the NCAA provides year-round, championships, and bowl game drug testing.


Sports Law
Maintaining Sponsorship Partnerships During COVID-19 and Beyond

Colleges and universities should make ensure they have a solid understanding of how COVID-19 may impact each sponsorship agreement and potential concerns each sponsor may have.