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Selling Stolen Player Nillies on a Black Market — Why Mizzou Must Pay Its Football and Basketball Social Influencers, Part II

In my previous Part I post, I established that the NCAA’s first standard for determining whether a pay or benefit received by a player is permitted is its AIWWSII rule: if some NCAA vote allowed it, any pay or benefit … Continue reading

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Selling Stolen Player Nillies on a Black Market: Why Mizzou Must Pay Its Football and Basketball Social Influencers. Part I

Two days ago I wrote about the interesting, if not startling, New York Times news that the University of Missouri had, this summer, begun paying some student “Social Influencers,” to push elements of a useful Covid-Safety campaign on campus. (See … Continue reading

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Mizzou Now Pays Student Social Influencers — but Not Student-Athlete Social Influencers?

Starting this summer, the New York Times reports, the University of Missouri began employing some Missouri students, as “Social Influencers,” to generate online postings encouraging other students to engage in Covid-safe behaviors. The school is paying those ‘Influencer’ students to … Continue reading

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April Madness 2.0: A Proposal for a Simulated, Nationally Streamed and Televised Substitute March Madness Tournament

April Madness 2.0: A Proposal for a Simulated March Madness Tournament — Televised and Streamed Imagine this fast-tracked Pilot Project, to generate a simulated March Madness Tournament, called April Madness 2.0: 1. The NCAA designates the 68 teams which qualified … Continue reading

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UnderArmour Has Donated Zero to the Jordan McNair Foundation

Almost two years ago, lineman Jordan McNair died as a result of sprints which he was forced to run at the very first day of University of Maryland football practice on May 30, 2018. This death was entirely the result … Continue reading

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My Report of NCAA Booster Violations, at Oregon, UNLV, and Arizona, Based Upon Avenatti Trial Testimony

February 3, 2020 Rob Mullens University of Oregon Athletics Director Eugene Oregon athleticdirector@uoregon.edu Dave Meeke University of Arizona Athletics Director Tucson Arizona uofaad@arizona.edu Desiree Don Reed-Francois UNLV Athletics Director Las Vegas, NV UNLVAD@unlv.edu NCAA Enforcement Indianapolis, Indiana rsro@ncaa.org Re: Report … Continue reading

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NFLPA Should Take a Tip from Aussie Rugby, by Pressing for Roster Expansion to Accommodate Schedule Expansion and Concussions

The Australian New South Wales Rugby League now has plans to add an additional, 18th man to the league’s squads, as “concussion substitutes.” (New South Wales is the southeastern Australia province, within which Sydney, Australia’s largest city, is located). The … Continue reading

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P5 Football and Basketball Players: Make Your School, Knight Fdtn, and LEAD1 Donate to the National College Player Association

You are a big time college basketball or football player. You have a big-time political problem. But you probably don’t know it. You also have a big economic problem, and you probably don’t recognize it. Right now the NCAA is undertaking … Continue reading

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The NCAA, Like Nurse Ratched, Likes a Rigged Game — and So, Apparently, do Arne Duncan and His Knight Commission

You really have to watch Mark Emmert, and the other blow-dry guys who run his NCAA — out of Porsches and ‘first cabin’ quarters — very closely. And, just one layer below, you need to keep your eye on the … Continue reading

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Bowl Game Football Player? Keep Notes, File a Claim for Services Rendered

For any collegiate football players who plan to participate in one of the season’s many bowl games, consider the following: 1. in 1937, the Pitt football team voted not to go to the bowl game which the athletic department had … Continue reading

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