Oliver v. NCAA: The Impact of the Settlement

The case of Oliver v. NCAA ended with a settlement last week, two weeks prior to the highly anticipated trial of the case.  The details of the case and settlement have been covered in great detail by Biz of Baseball, Baseball America and Ultimate Sports Insider.  So rather than duplicate these fine articles, here is my take a few of the […]

Oliver v. NCAA: Will Agents Infiltrate College Baseball?

I recently came across an excellent blog – Ultimate Sports Insider – by Michael Cross.  Cross, the Executive Associate Director of Athletics at Princeton University, uniquely covers the business aspects of collegiate athletics.  Most recently he wrote about the case of Oliver v. NCAA (covered here on Connecticut Sports Law), and asks whether the presence of agents will […]

Oliver v. NCAA: Court Throws Out NCAA Baseball Lawyer-Agent Rule

“A basic purpose of this Association is to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body and, by so doing, retain a clear line of demarcation between intercollegiate athletics and professional sports.”  -NCAA Bylaw 1.3.1 Amateurism, one of the NCAA’s guiding […]