Coronavirus Pandemic May Force Shift in Oversight of College Sports [The Legal Intelligencer]

Stephen Miller wrote an article discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has had on college athletics and the future of the NCAA. The NCAA is charged with overseeing college athletics, but it has struggled to adapt to the growth of sports at major universities into a multibillion dollar enterprise. A history of scandals and controversies have revealed significant weaknesses in the NCAA’s structure and raised questions about its function and mission. The coronavirus pandemic’s dramatic impact on college athletics is, as one observer put it, driving “a forced modernization of the NCAA” and raising significant questions about the NCAA’s future. Other major developments will soon further alter the college sports landscape, including new rules to allow college athletes to receive name, image and likeness (NIL) compensation, and to permit transfers without waiting periods. These developments present an important opportunity to reinforce compliance and promote a culture of integrity within the world of big time college sports.

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