Stewart Mandel of SI.com has an interesting piece on the changes that are being discussed by Mark Emmert and a group of 50 university presidents and chancellors at the NCAA retreat, including changes to the Academic Progress Rate (APR), full cost of attendance scholarships and an overhaul of so-called “nuisance” rules.
California Athlete-Agent Act to be Reformed
Darren Heitner of the Sports Agent Blog continues to offer insightful commentary on sports agent business, including a great post on a new law that will be adopted in California. Heitner correctly points out that many of these laws, while billed as a way to protect student-athletes, are really about protecting State U:
California State Senator Kevin de León’s sports agent reform bill (Senate Bill 238) has been signed by California’s governor and will become law starting on January 1, 2012. However, I am not quite ready to go on the record and agree with de León’s statement that “California’s collegiate student athletes scored big when [the bill] was signed by the Governor…” Any informed person realizes that state sports agent regulations do little to nothing to benefit the student-athletes; they are put in place to protect the universities, which could suffer tremendously from NCAA punishments based on impermissible sports agent activities on their campuses.
New Sports Blog – Golf Dispute Resolution
Attorney Rob Harris of Levett & Rockwood in Westport, Conn. has launched a blog entitled “Golf Dispute Resolution.” Rob uses his experience as a mediator to comment on various golf-related disputes around the country. Check out Rob’s work when you have a moment.