Guaranteed Scholarships Coming to (Some) D-1 Schools

Over the course of the last few months Maryland, South Carolina and Indiana have announced that they will offer guaranteed scholarships to certain student-athletes.  Although other schools have yet to announce their plans, every Division I recruit and current Division I athlete should use this opportunity to ask whether their scholarship offer, or scholarship, will now […]

Can I lose my Scholarship by Seeking Permission to Contact Another School?

Here’s a question that I was recently asked: Can a scholarship be canceled if a student-athlete asks for permission to contact another school during the award period? Or does it depend on the school policy? Under NCAA rules, no.   Bylaw 15.3.4.2 provides that a coach or university may only cut your scholarship during the school year if you: Become […]

Friday Sports Briefs

NCAA Seeks Changes 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 […]

Connecticut Sports Recruiting: National Letter of Intent Basics

Connecticut Sports Law has covered the legal aspects of the National Letter of Intent (NLI) in some detail.  The primary issue is whether the NLI is an enforceable contract.  Nevertheless, most student-athletes and their parents are not interested in legal theory, but want to know how the NLI affects them.  Here are 3 key points to understand before […]

CTSportsLaw Inbox: Why is Memphis Responsible for Derrick Rose’s Alleged Cheating?

 Connecticut Sports Law reader Steve Lackner posted an interesting comment last week on the Derrick Rose situation.  Here are Steve’s comments followed by my responses. With the recent incident involving Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls and Memphis University, how can the University be held liable / responsible for him cheating on a high school […]