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Rand joins with organization to look into NCAA

Posted on: August 22, 2011 4:28 pm
Edited on: August 23, 2011 11:19 am
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A California-based organization seeking to change the NCAA enforcement process has invited representatives from the BCS conferences to attend a kickoff meeting at the end of the month.

College Athletics Protection Association (CAPA) has joined with international think Rand Corp. in what would be an ultimate effort by another party to lobby Congress to change NCAA enforcement procedures. Any effort to approach Congress would need to be done by a separate entity. 

The invitations from CAPA were sent out Thursday. As of Sunday, the organization had not received a confirmation from any of those leagues. However, interim director Daniel Lustyan said high-ranking parties in those leagues have shown interest in attending.

CAPA advocates compliance should be placed in the hands of an independent third party. NCAA penalties are currently decided by the NCAA infractions committee, a nine-member volunteer group of college faculty and sports administrators. CAPA's interest was piqued following the rash of major scandals nationwide. In particular, the Miami scandal. Former Miami AD Paul Dee stood in judgment of USC as chairman of the NCAA infractions committee while his own program was allegedly being gutted by booster Nevin Shapiro.

 "I'm a fan, not a USC alum, just the average citizen," said Lustyan a retired Fresno, Calif., businessman. "Something doesn't sit right."

That Rand is involved has to raise some eyebrows in Washington, D.C., and at the NCAA. Rand is usually associated with the Department of Defense and U.S. policy decisions. Specifically, the Rand Institute for Civil Justice is working with CAPA, already registered as a non-profit orgnaization.

RCJ's mission, according to its website, is to "conduct the highest level of empirical research to address policy questions related to the civil justice system [and] regulatory frameworks ..."

"It's fair and safe to say the current system doesn't work," Lustyan said. "The NCAA is not an objective partner here."

The meeting is Aug. 29-30 at Rand's Santa Monica, Calif., offices.

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Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Rand joins with organization to look into NCAA

According to the University of Miami School of Education--Department of Kinesiology and Sports Sciences, Paul Dee is still on staff.

 

So more hypocrisy and irony

-he worked for a school he was supposed to police while he worked for the NCAA

-he teaches a class on “Sports Governance” KIN573

-he’s an acknowledged expert on the legal aspects of sport and governance but he didn’t know?

-he was working for the school (receiving paychecks) that was competing with USC for recruits like /Seantrel Henderson when he handed out the sanctions.

 

This last point might be enough to re-open USC’s Sanctions. The UM dept. of K & sports sciences website states:

National Influence

During his nine years as Director of Athletics, Dee was, and still is, active in the NCAA and the BIG EAST Conference. Dee has served on several NCAA Committees, including the Committee on Certification, the Management Council and currently is a member of the Committee on Infractions. In the BIG EAST, Dee has served on the Executive Television Committee and, for two years, was Chair of the BIG EAST Football Conference.”

 

You can find it through a google search for

 

 




Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Paul Dee was being paid by UM when sanctioning SC

According to the University of Miami School of Education--Department of Kinesiology and Sports Sciences, Paul Dee is still on staff.

 So more hypocrisy and irony

-he worked for a school he was supposed to police while he worked for the NCAA

-he teaches a class on “Sports Governance” KIN573

-he’s an acknowledged expert on the legal aspects of sport and governance but he didn’t know?

-he was working for the school (receiving paychecks) that was competing with USC for recruits like /Seantrel Henderson when he handed out the sanctions.

 

This last point might be enough to re-open USC’s Sanctions. The UM dept. of K & sports sciences website states:

National Influence

During his nine years as Director of Athletics, Dee was, and still is, active in the NCAA and the BIG EAST Conference. Dee has served on several NCAA Committees, including the Committee on Certification, the Management Council and currently is a member of the Committee on Infractions. In the BIG EAST, Dee has served on the Executive Television Committee and, for two years, was Chair of the BIG EAST Football Conference.”

 

 

You can find it through a google search for

 A nice little extra ring of corruption--DEE being paid by UM whil sanctioning SC. Anyone remeber USC losing Seantrel Henderson to UM, right after the sanctions were announced?

 




Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 9:09 pm
 

It should be objective

Right now, the NCAA is a giant social club.  It polices its own members according to who has the most "stroke."  Since Gordon Gee is Mark Emmert's mentor, THE Ohio State University won't be punished nearly enough for what they did.  Meanwhile, to avoid the appearance of "hypocrisy," Miami will get nuked into the stone age, metaphorically speaking.

They first need to punish everyone who violated the rules, then change the rulebook so that athletes can take money from outside sources.  Most of the violators and their sympathizers are trying to turn their cases into referendums concerning the fairness of the rules.  The reality, though, is that the violators created a competitive advantage by breaking rules that their opponents were following.  The rules aren't fair, but the violators broke an agreement to abide by them like everyone else.  They are two separate issues.

So, the "nuke" list should include Miami, OSU, Auburn, Oregon, and UNC.  Bama should get at least a MOAB just for their oversigning, if nothing else.  Then, the NCAA can get around to the business of making their rules fair.l
 



Since: Jun 13, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 7:10 pm
 

Rand joins with organization to look into NCAA

So...a group of rich disgruntled left coasters buddy up with Rand to (for the good of college football) humiliate, eviscerate and disenfranchise the NCAA...you know, with a lot of high level empirical research and stuff?  And one might think "well gee, the NCAA better get itself some lawyers or something, eh?"...

CAPA & RCJ vs the NCAA - who is a client of , who is a subsidiary of  , the largest Sports and Entertainment Conglomerate in the world.

this should be interesting.




Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: August 22, 2011 5:08 pm
 

Rand joins with organization to look in NCAA

Let the lawsuits begin.  The NCAA circumvetted due process in search of personal enrichment.  At the very least, USC should be compensated for not appearing in a bowl game.



Since: Sep 2, 2010
Posted on: August 22, 2011 4:43 pm
 

Rand joins with organization to look in NCAA

The NCAA may not be an objective partner here, but Rand is not an objective partner anywhere.


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