The world of NCAA compliance remains a mystery to the majority of the public, with misconceptions about its application running rampant, especially when the NCAA is dealing with the autonomy vote of the Power 5 Conferences. Marshall University's Associate AD of Compliance Andrew Donovan presents his arguments for why rules education matters, and is still relevant in today's world with both coaches and student-athletes. Donovan offers up several examples of why the NCAA's rules may be misunderstood, but also continue to hold an incredible amount of value to each member school.
The role of NCAA compliance is often misunderstood by the public and sometimes, even those overseen by rules education. Brian Blair talks about his guidance with coaches and administrators to ensure that compliance works for both the athletic department staff as a whole as well as student athletes. Blair discusses how the perception of student-athlete awareness of athletic department issues is presented through SAAC, as well as his own experiences as a student athlete at Wofford. All while wearing a nice bowtie. Twitter: @BToTheBlair
Compliance is tricky when it comes to being one of the top schools in the nation, in the Southeastern Conference. Brad Barnes talks about compliance in terms of rules education, how examine both a rule and judgment call, and some of the best practices to working with coaches and administrators in order to ensure that violations are not a norm for a department. Barnes talks about why the NCAA has made some of the rules regarding electronic communication, especially the ban against hashtags on the football field. Twitter: @TAMUCompliance
Compliance is an interesting role for any athletic department, typically filled with mystery and the fear of bureaucracy. Shawn Farrell explains a lot of the issues surrounding why the rules are the rules, especially at the NCAA level, and why compliance is necessary for coaches, student-athletes, administrators and fans. Farrell discusses his time as a litigator, his philosophy on working with coaches in order to ensure each has a good outcome with any rules education issue, and mentoring young administrators who are just breaking into the industry.
Compliance is the name of the game for Division-I schools, and that’s where Theresa Laurente has lent her expertise over the past decade both as a student assistant and compliance officer at four different Division-I institutions. Laurente discusses the NCAA rules violation process with Eastern Washington University, including that school’s revival after overturning a 2009 FCS Playoff ban, as well as her time at Ohio State, UTSA, and now UC-Riverside. Laurente highlights some of the reasons why the NCAA enforces the rules it does on current and future student-athletes. Twitter: @TDL253