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Judge denies electronic form of NCAA's request in college basketball corruption court case to 'obtain materials'

For anyone who hasn't seen this yet, I hope you'll check it out. I hope to have Part II published by the second week of March. Follow on twitter @RestatementBlog! Enjoy!

February 28, 2019 at 10:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

To avoid sanctions, KU basketball may need to convince NCAA Gassnola is not a booster

I love how KUSports is bringing the opinions of legal experts into these articles! For those of you who may want to know more about the process used by those experts, I hope to bring you information to compliment Sports Law stories.

February 17, 2019 at 11:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gatto, others in NCAA basketball scandal seek probation; they argue scheme was designed to help KU, other universities

If anyone is interested in Sports Law, here is a blog article about Silvio De Sousa.

February 14, 2019 at 3:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

NCAA's De Sousa ruling raises new questions about whether KU coaches committed violations

13.02.15 Representative of Athletics Interests. A “representative of the institution’s athletics interests”
is an individual, independent agency, corporate entity (e.g., apparel or equipment manufacturer) or other organization who is known (or who should have been known) by a member of the institution’s executive or athletics
administration to: (Revised: 2/16/00, 4/25/18)
(a) Have participated in or to be a member of an agency or organization promoting the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program;
(b) Have made financial contributions to the athletics department or to an athletics booster organization of that
(c) Be assisting or to have been requested (by the athletics department staff) to assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes;
(d) Be assisting or to have assisted in providing benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their family members; or
(e) Have been involved otherwise in promoting the institution’s athletics program. Duration of Status. Once an individual, independent agency, corporate entity or other organization is identified as such a representative, the person, independent agency, corporate entity or other organization retains that identity indefinitely. (Revised: 2/16/00)

February 2, 2019 at 11:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

During time off, new KU football coach Les Miles thought about adapting offensively

Of course not! But that's only if Fedora were to leave UNC. If UNC fires Fedora, then UNC pays the buyout. I'm not sure how much time is left on his deal, but let's say it's 6 years. UNC would have to pay Fedora $12M over 6 years, or $2M/yr, if they fire him. If KU hires him as OC after he's fired, for say $300k/yr, then UNC would get to deduct that salary from the buyout and only pay him $1.7M/yr. Either way, Fedora gets his money, so doing an OC stint on what could be a really great staff with plenty of booster money rolling in may be just what he's looking for.

November 20, 2018 at 4:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

During time off, new KU football coach Les Miles thought about adapting offensively

Fedora's buyout is somewhere north of $12M. With UNC making up the differnce, he can take whatever job he wants! Although Miles and Fedora didn't work together, they both have Big 12 experience at OkSt, and as you mentioned, the connection through Miles' son. If UNC pulls the plug on Fedora, I think he comes to KU 100%!

November 20, 2018 at 2:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

During time off, new KU football coach Les Miles thought about adapting offensively

Calling it now. Offensive Coordinator will be Larry Fedora. And how about Mike Macintyre as the DC.

November 20, 2018 at 1:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

It's official: Les Miles becomes KU's next head football coach

We didn't just hire a guy that talks the talk. We hired a guy that has already walked the walk. And whether he's actually successful or not, we made the best hire available who is also a good fit for Kansas. And that's all you can ask. Well done, Mr Long.

November 18, 2018 at 12:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Connecting the dots on a quiet Friday during the 2018 KU football coaching search

Zero chance Miles or anyone else walks away from $5M without an agreement with SOMEONE that’s willing to pay more than that. That agreement is likely an informal, unofficial one without any papers signed, however, because if a contract had already been signed, LSU would NOT pay him anything.

Personally, I think Les is our football coach. I think it would be silly not to introduce him at AFH tonight. It would be talked about for 4 hours on National TV throughout the entire game on Saturday. We need bodies in the 2019 class, and this is the right time make the announcement and take advantage of the exposure.

November 16, 2018 at 3:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )