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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
April 22, 2020

The FIFA Bribery Scandal Results in Numerous Criminal Charges and at Least One Significant Question

According to a recent report in the New York Times (the “Times”), after years of investigations and indictments, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) handed […]
September 5, 2019

An Update on the Establishment of Independent Advocacy Groups Formed for the Benefit of Olympic Athletes and College Student-Athletes

For the past couple decades or so, athletes participating in various sports under the umbrella of the United States Olympic Committee (“USOC”) and its National Governing […]
August 6, 2019

Lessons from the Senate Olympics Investigation

The U.S. sports industry, largely unregulated in contrast to the most regulated industries in the nation, is on the cusp of learning first-hand what happens when […]
June 24, 2019

College Admissions Scandal Update

By David D. Dodge david@sprtsoc.com When the college admissions scandal was originally reported on in early March of this year, many observers believed that this news […]
November 29, 2018

College Presidents Doomed by Athletics Scandals

On October 21, 2018 The New Yorker published a piece in The Sunday Archive entitled Scandals by Erin Overbey and Joshua Rothman.  In the opening paragraph, […]
November 12, 2018

What Can MLB Learn from the NBA?

On the heels of Sports Illustrated’s (SI) explosive story earlier this year on the Dallas Mavericks, the magazine featured another exclusive story on October 8 entitled, […]
June 7, 2018

Sports Gambling – Opportunities and Challenges

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling boosts the prospect of commercial sports gambling across the nation.  In a 6-3 decision, the Court struck down a federal […]
April 5, 2018

When Sweeping Things Under the Rug No Longer Works

Nearly five years ago, I recall a conversation I had with Adam Turtletaub, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & International Programs at SCCE, when he told […]
January 15, 2018

New Hotline for Reporting Compliance Problems in Sports

Although the sports industry has been rocked and roiled by one scandal after another, the typical response of a team or a league or a sports […]