May 25, 2022

NIL – A Nightmare for College Athletics Compliance Officers

Over the past year the job of a college athletics compliance officer has gotten much tougher – some would say it’s now almost impossible to effectively […]
March 21, 2022

Sports Gambling – More Trouble Ahead?

On May 14, 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated ruling that struck down the federal ban on state authorization of sports betting.  This […]
February 24, 2022

“Held to a Higher Standard” – A Roadmap for Professional Sports

Repeating history, the major professional sports leagues in the U.S. continue to be plagued by scandals involving, among other issues, allegations of sexual and domestic abuse, […]
January 10, 2022

Sports – Moving Towards Better Compliance and Ethics

As we find ourselves at the beginning of another year, it is a good time to take stock of the progress sports organizations located around the […]
December 17, 2021

The IOC Ethics Commission – Is It Working?

While the International Olympic movement has a long history of scandals and corruption, a recent case involving an Olympic official who helped steer the 2016 Summer […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 7, 2019

All For the Good of the Game

While past major scandals involving Major League Baseball (MLB) have centered on the steroids era (late 80s – late 2000s), testing for performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) […]
August 6, 2018

Officiating Association Publishes “Getting Started” Guidebook

The National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) has published a Guidebook for its members entitled, “Getting Started Developing and Establishing an Effective Integrity Program for Sports […]
July 9, 2018

FIFA Corruption Reaches Referees

Just when many sports observers thought the worst of the corruption scandals were behind the beleaguered Federation Internationale de Football (FIFA), a report surfaced of a […]
October 13, 2017

College Basketball Scandal Could Have Far-Reaching Implications

By now readers of this blog may have had their fill of stories of sports scandals, even though the latest one in college basketball is particularly […]