National Collegiate Athletic Association, The (NCAA)
- Homepage: http://www.ncaa.org/
March 2002: "The National Collegiate Athletic Association is the organization through which the nation's colleges and universities speak and act on athletics matters at the national level. It is a voluntary association of approximately 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals devoted to the sound administration of intercollegiate athletics. Through the NCAA, member colleges consider any athletics problem that crosses regional or conference lines and has become national in character. The Association strives to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body. The NCAA also stands for good conduct in intercollegiate athletics and serves as the colleges' national athletics accrediting agency." http://www.ncaa.org/index2.html
July 2012: "Today marked a stomach-turning, precedent-setting, and lawless turning point in the history of the NCAA. The punishment levied by Emmert was nothing less than an extra-legal, extra-judicial imposition into the affairs of a publicly funded campus. If allowed to stand, the repercussions will be felt far beyond Happy Valley."http://www.thenation.com/blog/169002/why-ncaas-sanctions-penn-state-are-just-dead-wrong
November 2011: "The suit lists as a defendant the N.C.A.A., not the University of Central Arkansas, where Owens is still enrolled, and to which he professes loyalty. A former player at another university was originally listed as a plaintiff, but on Nov. 19, the suit was amended to drop that player and include Arrington, who played for Eastern Illinois University; Turner, formerly with Fordham University; and Palacios, who played soccer for Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas. The suit at first concentrated on football but now notes concussions in other sports."http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/30/sports/ncaafootball/college-players-move-concussions-issue-into-the-courtroom.html
August 2011: "The kerfuffle at hand dates to 2007, when the North Dakota Board of Higher Education agreed to retire the Fighting Sioux nickname by August 15, 2011, in accordance with the NCAA's then-2-year-old policy on Native American mascots. If they ultimately chose not to do so, costly NCAA sanctions were promised, including the inability to host any championships and a ban on the use of the school's logo or nickname at any championship events."http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/08/14/north.dakota.mascot.fight/index.html
July 2011: "This isn't rocket science, people. The NCAA has what amounts to subpoena power over current athletes and current university employees. That's it. The NCAA's rules don't apply to anyone else. That opens an almost infinite array of cheating opportunities completely undetectable by the NCAA's enforcement cops. If you get caught cheating, you got caught because you're incredibly stupid."http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/andy_staples/07/05/cheating-for-dummies/index.html
May 2011: 'Now, in a development that may settle the debate, two groups are asking the National Collegiate Athletic Association to recognize a new version of cheerleading as an “emerging sport” for women, a precursor to full status as a championship sport. If successful, dozens of athletic programs could begin to fully finance cheerleading teams, recruit scholarship athletes and send them to a national championship.'http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/sports/gender-games-born-on-sideline-cheering-clamors-to-be-sport.html
July 2009: "The plans are being resisted by the nation's four major pro sports leagues — the NFL, the NBA, the NHL and Major League Baseball — as well as the NCAA. Despite marketing arrangements schools and pro teams have with gambling, sports officials are asking a federal court to stop the Delaware effort, saying widespread legalized betting would threaten the integrity of their sports by creating incentives for cheating and game-fixing."http://www.usatoday.com/sports/2009-07-27-sports-betting_N.htm
July 2009: "After years of concerns about inadequate health coverage for college athletes, the National Collegiate Athletic Association started requiring universities to make sure their athletes had insurance before competing."http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/16/sports/16athletes.html
April 2008: "The limits of coverage is a hot issue in athletics at the college level as well. The National Collegiate Athletic Association issued new guidelines this year: in women’s water polo, bloggers are allowed three posts a quarter and one at halftime; in fencing or bowling, 10 posts are allowed for each day or session."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/21/business/media/21bloggers.html
January 2008: "Desperate to connect with the best players, college coaches have adopted text messaging with zeal, and some athletes have had enough. Beginning in August 2007, the N.C.A.A. banned Division I colleges from using text messaging to recruit athletes, citing complaints from students that the practice was driving up cellphone bills and intruding on personal time."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/12/sports/ncaabasketball/12ncaa.html
June 2007: The National Collegiate Athletic Association, which on Sunday ejected Brian Bennett of The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., during the Louisville-Oklahoma State game at Jim Patterson Stadium in Louisville, contends it is merely enforcing long-established principles as they apply to a new technology.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/14/sports/baseball/14blogs.html
August 2004: The play-for-grades classes illustrate the challenge of reconciling academic missions with big-time athletics at universities. In April, the National Collegiate Athletic Association approved academic reforms that its president, Myles Brand, called 'the strongest ever passed by the NCAA.' Those changes will take away scholarships and postseason eligibility from schools that fail to graduate a minimum percentage of their athletes, but they fail to address schools where, for years, going to practice has been a step toward earning a degree.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33987-2004Aug25.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Organization Sep 22, 2004 Member (past or present) Opponent (past or present) University of North Dakota (UND) Organization Sep 3, 2011 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Myles Brand Person Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) John T. Casteen III Person Jun 7, 2007 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Dr. Mark A. Emmert Ph.D. Person Jul 23, 2012 Opponent (past or present) Bruce Pearl Person Jul 6, 2011 Opponent (past or present) Jim Tressel Person Jul 6, 2011
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 23, 2012 Why the NCAA’s Sanctions on Penn State are just dead wrong
QUOTE: The punishment levied by Emmert was nothing less than an extra-legal, extra-judicial imposition into the affairs of a publicly funded campus...Take a step back from the hysteria and just think about what took place: Penn State committed no violations of any NCAA by-laws.
Nation Nov 29, 2011 College Athletes Move Concussions Into the Courtroom
QUOTE: ...Berman characterized the N.C.A.A. as “an uncaring cartel that takes care of its own” and added, “This whole notion of protecting amateurism — that’s a farce.”...Berman said he wanted to force the N.C.A.A. to arrange insurance that would provide for training and evaluation for players and follow-up care for former athletes.
New York Times Aug 14, 2011 North Dakota, NCAA spar over mascot
QUOTE: The University of North Dakota is one step closer to retiring its nickname and mascot, but changing the school's 90-year-old Native American moniker -- the Fighting Sioux -- has not been without complications.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jul 05, 2011 Cheating for Dummies: Your guide to smarter NCAA rule-breaking
QUOTE: The NCAA has what amounts to subpoena power over current athletes and current university employees. That's it. The NCAA's rules don't apply to anyone else. That opens an almost infinite array of cheating opportunities completely undetectable by the NCAA's enforcement cops. If you get caught cheating, you got caught because you're incredibly stupid.
CNN (Cable News Network) May 22, 2011 Born on Sideline, Cheering Clamors to Be Sport
QUOTE: Why should cheerleading not be considered a sport when it required a complex set of technical skills, physical fitness and real guts? Now, in a development that may settle the debate, two groups are asking the National Collegiate Athletic Association to recognize a new version of cheerleading as an “emerging sport” for women, a precursor to full status as a championship sport.
New York Times Sep 16, 2009 College Stars Run for Cover From Fans’ Cameras
QUOTE: Athletic departments now monitor social networking Web sites, and cellphones are collected at the door of college parties to try to keep embarrassing or illegal moments off the Internet.
New York Times Jul 28, 2009 State officials seek sports betting to boost revenue
QUOTE: Now officials in Delaware and New Jersey, facing their own budget problems, say it's time for a bolder move: full-scale, legalized sports betting... The plans are being resisted by the nation's four major pro sports leagues — the NFL, the NBA, the NHL and Major League Baseball — as well as the NCAA.
USA TODAY Jul 15, 2009 College Athletes Stuck With the Bill After Injuries
QUOTE: . While some colleges accept considerable responsibility for [athletes'] medical claims, many others assume almost none, according to a review of public documents from a cross section of universities and interviews with current and former athletes, trainers, administrators and N.C.A.A. officials.
New York Times May 31, 2009 College athletic departments use vague law to keep public records from being seen (Secrecy 101)
QUOTE: Across the country, many major-college athletic departments keep their NCAA troubles secret behind a thick veil of black ink or Wite-Out. [universities] censor information in the name of student privacy, invoking a 35-year-old federal law whose author says it has been twisted and misused by the universities.
Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) May 18, 2009 What You Don't Know Might Kill You: SUPPLEMENTS Would-be experts and untested products feed a $20 billion obsession with better performance across all levels of sports
QUOTE: Despite the move into the mainstream the [sports-supplement] industry remains fertile ground for kitchen chemists with little or no formal education in science or nutrition—and in some notorious cases former steroid users and dealers...
Sports Illustrated (SI) May 24, 2008 Web Site Puts Focus on the Fix in Sports Bets
QUOTE: Last Monday, a report commissioned by the major tennis governing bodies recommended that 45 matches played in the last five years be investigated because betting patterns gave a “strong indication” that gamblers were profiting from inside information. And those matches, the report said, may be only the tip of the iceberg.
New York Times Apr 21, 2008 Tension Over Sports Blogging
QUOTE: The dispute has grown lately between the press and organized sports over issues like how reporters cover teams, who owns the rights to photographs, audio and video that journalists gather at sports events, and whether someone who writes only blogs should be given access to the locker room...At the heart of the issue, which people on both sides alternately describe as a commercial dispute and a First Amendment fight, is a simple question: Who owns sports coverage?
New York Times Jan 16, 2008 When the Rules Run Up Against Faith: Prep Athlete Wearing Muslim Clothing Disqualified From Track Meet
QUOTE: disqualified from Saturday's Montgomery Invitational indoor track and field meet after officials said her Muslim clothing violated national competition rules.
Washington Post Jan 12, 2008 On Texting, a Question of Access or Invasion
QUOTE: Beginning in August 2007, the N.C.A.A. banned Division I colleges from using text messaging to recruit athletes, citing complaints from students that the practice was driving up cellphone bills and intruding on personal time.
New York Times Jun 30, 2007 Under NFL Rule, Media Web Sites Are Given Just 45 Seconds to Score
QUOTE: [It’s] a move designed to protect the Internet operations of [the NFL’s] 32 teams...[but] the policy, announced last month with little fanfare, has frustrated journalists, who say it constricts the public's access to information...
Washington Post Jun 14, 2007 Blogger’s Ejection May Mean Suit for N.C.A.A.
QUOTE: The eviction of a newspaper reporter from a baseball press box for blogging about a game while it was in progress has stirred a debate about First Amendment rights, intellectual property rights and contract law.
New York Times May 30, 2007 Duke Players Given Extra Eligibility
QUOTE: The N.C.A.A. granted a waiver yesterday for an extra year of eligibility to 33 Duke men’s lacrosse players, a surprising decision that will reverberate in the sport for the next three seasons.
New York Times May 15, 2007 Major Sports Team Up to Battle Drugs: Professional, Amateur Governing Bodies to Tap Federal Resources
QUOTE: The unprecedented collaboration is indicative of an emerging consensus among sports bodies that the use of performance-enhancing substances is a mounting health and legal concern that potentially threatens the multibillion-dollar professional sports industry in the United States.
Washington Post Apr 13, 2007 Duke case spurs US colleges to clean up campus culture: While the case is over for the former lacrosse players, it has prompted soul-searching at many colleges and refining of student policies.
QUOTE: Concern about the alcohol-fueled party that provided the backdrop to the case prompted Duke administrators and faculty to undertake an introspective examination of campus culture – a process that is outlasting the case itself. It's forced a closer look at everything from the unofficial school motto – changed from "Work Hard, Play Hard" to "Work Hard, Play Well" – to ideas for closer supervision of student drinking to why 44 percent of black students had complained of racial discrimination by their sophomore year.
Christian Science Monitor Mar 11, 2007 Battling the 'Stigma' of Play-In
QUOTE: The NCAA tournament's opening-round game, which was added in 2001 and is commonly known as the play-in game, still faces the perception that it is not truly a part of the tournament. It is an issue of particular interest for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), whose teams have been relegated to the Tuesday night game most often. If the NCAA selection committee keeps with its current pattern when the field of 65 is announced today, it would mark the sixth straight season that the champion of the Southwest Athletic Conference or the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, the two leagues that comprise Division I's historically black colleges, will be sent to the play-in game.
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