June 7, 2021

Compliance Programs are Starting to Take Root Within MLB

In the wake of a months-long investigation by Major League Baseball (MLB) of allegations of sexual harassment against Los Angeles Angels’ pitching coach Mickey Callaway, MLB […]
May 18, 2021

Alleged Compliance Failures Lead to Coach’s Firing

University of Cincinnati head basketball coach, John Brennen, was fired on April 9 due to “compliance” failures alleged by athletic director, John Cunningham. In his termination […]
January 11, 2021

A New Era of Regulations and Compliance Lies Ahead for Horse Racing

While horse racing in the U.S. has historically been regulated by the states, the recent passage by Congress of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (“HISA”) […]
November 11, 2020

Public Charities Need to Address Compliance Risks

Greg McRay, the founder and CEO of Foundation Group – an organization with the stated mission of helping nonprofits thrive – writes that, “One of the […]
October 5, 2020

Compliance Officer Jobs on the Horizon in Horse Racing

While compliance officers have been focusing on compliance with NCAA rules and regulations within the athletic departments of major colleges and universities for decades, only recently […]
September 11, 2020

When Sports Gets It Right

By Adam Turteltaub This past weekend saw two incidents in professional sports in which the officials were forced to make a tough call and had the […]
August 31, 2020

Foundation Runs Afoul of Regulators

More than a year ago, federal investigators alleged that California-based Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF), a public charity, used payments from wealthy donors to hide immense sums […]
August 10, 2020

MLB Requires Teams to Appoint Compliance Officers

Following the recent COVID-19 outbreak within the Miami Marlins baseball team, Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that MLB would be requiring each team […]
July 29, 2020

USOPC Announces Hiring of a New Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and New Audit Standards for its National Governing Bodies

Following years of scandals within several United States Olympic Committee National Governing Bodies (NGBs), the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) has hired its first Chief […]
June 8, 2020

Safety First for Officials as Sports Reopen

While sports officials have not been formally designated “essential workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic, they certainly remain essential to all sports organizations now in the process […]
May 6, 2020

Compliance Challenges for Sports in the Coronavirus Era

No country in the world has the array of sports available to the public as does the United States. Whether one is an actual participant or […]
December 17, 2019

NHL Taking Steps to Combat Abusive Behavior

By David D. Dodge david@sprtsoc.com Following a recent meeting of the National Hockey League (NHL) Board of Governors, League Commissioner Gary Bettman announced new steps are […]