the BigAmateurism monologues

A series of events over the last 18 months—some unforeseeable—have created a perfect storm that will change college sports forever. The NCAA's bait an…
Sep 7th, 2021 | 56:54

A Labor Day Shout Out to NCAA Revenue-Producing Athletes (and NC State’s response to the NCAA’s indictment)

Happy Labor Day to revenue-producing football and men’s basketball players whose labors line NCAA national office employees’ pockets with gold! However, it appears NCAA fat cats aren’t much in the mood for sending these athletes thank you notes. Instead, as evidenced in the NCAA’s scorched earth tactics in its infractions and enforcement case against NC State, these athletes are “bad actors” and “greedy amateurs.” This episode analyzes NC State’s December 9, 2019, response to the NCAA’s July 9, 2019, Notice of Allegations. As a preliminary matter, NC State discusses (deferentially) the due process irregularities in this case and identifies legitimate and substantial factual gaps in the record. Of critical importance is the NCAA’s use of its newly acquired “importation” powers through which it adopts as unassailable “facts” assumptions drawn from the criminal case (US v Gatto) in the Southern District of New York.