Friday Sports Briefs: NCAA Edition

Johnny Football Autograph Investigation Focuses on New Haven ESPN reported that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel accepted $7,500 to sign autographs at the annual Walter Camp Foundation weekend, in New Haven.  Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas News discusses the investigation with sports attorney Michael Buckner. Congress Introduces NCAA Legislation Jon Solomon has an excellent piece on the NCAA […]

More Advice for Former Ohio State Coach Jim Tressel

FILE – This April 23, 2011, file photo shows Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel during an NCAA college football Spring Game, in Columbus, Ohio. The NCAA is accusing Tressel of lying to hide violations by players who traded memorabilia for cash and tattoos. The governing body says these are ‘potential major violations,’ and the school must go before the NCAA on Aug. 12. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam, File)

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Erick Smith of the USA Today reported that former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel did not attend a NCAA rules compliance seminar in Tampa this past weekend.  Tressel was originally scheduled to attend the seminar as part of Ohio State’s self-imposed penalties.  Subsequent to the imposition of those penalties, Sports Illustrated blew the top off of the […]

UConn, Calhoun Punished by NCAA for Recruiting Violations

The story of UConn’s alleged NCAA violations in the recruitment of Nate Miles, which Yahoo! Sports broke in March 2009, finally has an ending.  The NCAA’s Committee on Infractions has levied various recruiting sanctions against UConn, and surprisingly has suspended UConn coach Jim Calhoun for the first three Big East games of next season.  UConn has […]

UConn: Breaking Down the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations

In Sunday’s Hartford Courant, Paul Doyle discusses the Notice of Violations that the NCAA served upon the University of Connecticut in connection with the men’s basketball program’s recruitment of Nate Miles.  I am quoted in the story along with sports law experts Michael McCann, Michael Buckner and David Swank.  It makes for an interesting read. Here […]