The Supreme Court and the NCAA

The Supreme Court and the NCAA

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Two Supreme Court decisions, NCAA v. Board of Regents (1984) and NCAA v. Tarkanian (1988), shaped college sports by permitting the emergence of a commercial enterprise with high financial stakes, while failing to guarantee adequate procedural protections for persons charged with wrongdoing within that enterprise. Brian L. Porto examines the conditions that led to the cases, the reasoning behind the rulings, and the consequences of those rulings. He proposes a federal statute that would grant the NCAA a limited qeducational exemptionq from antitrust laws, enabling it to enhance academic opportunities for athletes and affording greater procedural protections to accused parties in NCAA disciplinary proceedings.For example, during the 1970s and the early 1980s, the maximum number of games televised in the Minneapolisa€“St. Paul metropolitan ... Big 12 game on Fox Sports Net, a game from the Mountain West Conference on ESPN 2, and even an Ivy League game on the CSTV ... For example, after Nick Saban led Louisiana State University to the national championship in 2003, he signed a contract for 2004anbsp;...

Title:The Supreme Court and the NCAA
Author:Brian Porto
Publisher:University of Michigan Press - 2012


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