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About brewonsouthu

Michigan and Big Ten fan, former lawyer, with interest in college sports and NCAA oversight and decisions, and sports generally.

McNair Death: Maryland’s Non-Doctor Doing Non-Autopsy ‘Review.’ NCAA? — Safety-R-Not-Us

After collapsing at a May 29 Maryland football “organized workout,” lineman Jordan McNair was quickly hospitalized. According to a GoFundMe site set up by friends after his hospitalization, McNair had a liver transplant there, and died on June 13. The … Continue reading

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Dept of Education to NCAA Player: the ‘Student-Athlete Statement’ FERPA Waiver is Illegal

The ‘Student-Athlete-Statement’ which the NCAA and school require that the player sign is no statement. It is a bewildering mash-up of cleverly-disguised efforts to induce the player to sign away every possible economic opportunity which might come his way. And … Continue reading

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The Rice Commission, Amateurism Fog, and the Real Reason the UNC Paper-Course Decision Was Revolutionary

Poor Condoleezza Rice, up there at that lectern, staggering around, disoriented in the fog of NCAA amateurism, like so many others before her. Just as the 9th Circuit’s Judge Bybee, when he wrote the 2015 O’Bannon decision, had stumbled around … Continue reading

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NCAA Basketball Indictments Say: Alumni Booster, Thy Home Might be the Federal Pen

The college basketball indictments have taken a new turn: more specific allegations about payments by some college coaches to players have been added to the previous charges that Adidas had colluded with agents and financial advisors to insure that players … Continue reading

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AD’s, Paid Like Egyptian Pharoahs, Plan Sunny Pow-Wow to Figure How to Save Empire

These AD’s are out of control. They’ve announced, as they call it, a “sunny” pow-wow, “by AD’s, for AD’s,” of what they grandly call a “Collegiate Sports Summit,” to take place April 16-17, at the Fairmount Miramar Hotel and Bungalows … Continue reading

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This is the Ryan Shazier Super Bowl: Put Your Hand on Your Heart

I’m troubled about the Super Bowl tomorrow. Yes, the Pats remind me of the old Larry Bird Boston Celtics era, when you left the game, or the broadcast, wanting to thank the sports gods that you have been allowed to … Continue reading

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What MSU and Other AD’s Must Do Now: Nassar Victims’ Car-Wreck Was Avoidable, if AD Hollis Had Installed PSU Seatbelts

Unsafe at Any Speed Former MSU AD Mark Hollis MSU and all other big-time schools are in crisis; on a triage basis, here’s the one thing they all must immediately do: Install the Penn State “Integrity Program.” Ralph Nader’s 1960 … Continue reading

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The Real Culprit is Not MSU’s Simon; It’s AD Hollis. Simon took the fall for Hollis, Who’s in Hiding

There they are. The words that inspire anything but confidence: “The NCAA opens investigation of MSU.” You are a Power 5 athletic director, and you have no idea what to do. You sense that perhaps the lesson out of Penn … Continue reading

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MSU Coaches & Board are — Today — a Real and Present Danger to Current Student Athletes

A 15-year old, named Emma Ann Miller, showed up in court today, talking wisdom to all the wacko MSU adults involved, including MSU President Simon and AD Hollis — and Dr. Nasser. Miller told, according to tweets by WLNS reporter … Continue reading

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MSU AD Hollis Must Come Clean: Nasser Scandal is a PSU Re-Run, Because Hollis Ignored the PSU ‘Integrity’ and Mitchell Reports

The testimony has been heart-breaking: all these girls, many now women, recounting the shame of their childhoods, the assaults by a monster. But I felt like I was watching, in some fashion, re-runs. Penn State went through much of this. … Continue reading

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