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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.

Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes Interviews Marvin Miller about a Final Four Players’ Strike

(Below is an entirely fictional interview, conducted by Wisconsin basketball player Nigel Hayes, of the late, great economist and sports labor pioneer Marvin Miller, on the question of a March Madness Final Four Player’s Strike.) Nigel Hayes: Well, Mr. Miller, … Continue reading

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Why Michigan’s Beilein Should Be Calling Ten Other Coaches With $20 Million Contracts

A confession: It’s been hard for me to abide Michigan’s head basketball coach John Beilein. It started when I attended a Harvard-Michigan game six or seven years ago at tiny Lavietes Pavilion in Cambridge. It’s a small venue, no bigger … Continue reading

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Why Every College Head Coach Should be Using His Wife’s Cell Phone

The California Supreme Court has just ruled, consistent with the trend of cases from other jurisdictions, that government business conducted on personal cell phones, personal emails, or other devices, generates a public record, which is subject to a freedom of … Continue reading

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Elegy For the Dying College Athlete Employee: NLRB General Counsel, Dashing Out the Door, Gets Valiant

NLRB General Counsel Griffin has obviously been stewing. A year ago, the NLRB had decided they just wanted to keep drinking PBR’s in their banquette out back, up ’til closing time. There wasn’t, they decreed, any reason to do anything … Continue reading

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What the Puck

Hahahahahah #Hahahaha pic.twitter.com/ZEfdNkwvXC — Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 24, 2017

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Nike Internships for Jourdan Lewis (Mich), Curtis Samuel (OSU), & D’Onta Foreman (Tx)?

  Nike’s 2016 contract with Michigan provides for three summer “Student Internships,” described as follows: Each contract year, Nike will offer summer internships at NIKE”s world in Oregon, to three Michigan students at a minimum cost to NIKE of $15,000 per … Continue reading

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LEAD1, Fat-Cat AD’s, Tom McMillen, & the Recruit’s #1 Question

LEAD1, the new trade association of Division I college athletics directors, has just announced that it is in the process of forming a Political Action Committee. PAC’s are formed to pool money, to lobby and otherwise influence congress and legislators. … Continue reading

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Why Minnesota Former Coach Claeys & AD Coyle Have Title IX Culpability: Recruiting Rules Have Changed

Hidden behind the uproar about the Minnesota football protest, and the alleged September 2 player sexual assaults, are the Title IX culpability of Minnesota head coach Claeys, AD Coyle, and university administration in failing to establish state-of-the-art university recruiting policies … Continue reading

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What Wakey-Leaks Should Make Every AD Do

Every AD needs to demand media NDAs. Today’s startling news from Wake Forest should make every major college athletic director sit up and take notice. Former 2014 assistant (to then-head coach Jim Grobe) Tommy Elrod, in his new position as … Continue reading

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Cut Ties With Nike, Say Georgetown Students Who Just Occupied Pres DeGioia’s Office

  In light of sweatshop labor violations defined at the Nike Hansae factory last April, a group  of Georgetown students this morning occupied the school president DeGioia’s office, pressing to have the university cut its ties with Nike. The school’s current … Continue reading

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