DUCK FAQ: UO-IAC and NCAA material

Some reference documents on the UO Intercollegiate Athletics Committee (IAC) and UO athletics, updated periodically.

Random marijuana testing policy:

… Your allegations about the University’s rulemaking processes are offensive and false , as are the comments made publicly by members of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee. I ask that you apologize in writing to President Berdahl, Rob Mullens, and me. I also ask that you censure the members of the IAC who have published offensive and defamatory comments.

UO Athletics governance:

8.026 Cost Containment

The presidents of Oregon State University and  the University of Oregon are
instructed to work with each other and to pursue within the Northwest region, the Pac-10, and the NCAA appropriate cost containment measures such as grants based only on need, fewer grants, reduced recruiting efforts, smaller coaching staffs, and other appropriate measures.

If such efforts, over a five-year period, are unsuccessful, the Board will reassess its position and instruct the University of Oregon and Oregon State University whether or not to implement those cost containment policies even in the absence of Pac-10, NCAA, and regional action.

Duck sports and Oregon politics:

UO’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (currently former UO law professor Jim O’Fallon)

  • FAR James O’Fallon Contracts and contact info.
  • NYT columnist Joe Nocera on the NCAA and O’Fallon’s committee.
  • NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) website and handbook.
  • 2004 Task Force calls for review of O’Fallon’s performance:
    1. We specify reforms in the review process of the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR).
      These reforms will help make the position more accountable to faculty and staff concerns while not diminishing the President’s role in choosing and evaluating the FAR.

Academic issues:

Player’s health:

NCAA compliance, non-compliance, and reform:

UNC scandal: Tutors write papers, professor runs fake classes

UO’s infractions and compliance efforts:

Duck financial info:

Salary info:

Effect of athletics on donations to academics

UO IAC retreat material. These are annual meetings of the IAC and principals in UO athletics and other UO administrators who deal with athletics issues. Typically held in September.

  • 2005 retreat minutes. (Some history, Myles Brand, Grier’s role.)
  • 2006 retreat minutes.
  • 2007 not clear if there was a retreat.
  • 2008 retreat minutes.
  • 2009 no retreat minutes kept.
  • 2010 retreat agenda. (No minutes kept.)
  • 2011 retreat was not held.
  • The 2012 IAC retreat was held Wednesday, 9/19/2012. Minutes will be posted when available.

UO IAC meeting minutes:

  • 2012-2013 minutes as available.

Historical athletic reform attempts at UO:

Some misc UO Senate reports:

Books and reference articles:

  • The Shame of College Sports: Taylor Branch won a Pulitzer for his civil rights histories. Here he takes on the NCAA cartel.
  • David Ripath is a former NCAA compliance specialist at WVU who came clean about how he kept players eligible, and was then attacked by the NCAA and its minions. His book is called Tainted Glory.
  • Andy Zimbalist, Unpaid Professionals: Commercialism and Conflict in Big-Time College Sports. 2001. “Zimbalist combines groundbreaking empirical research and a talent for storytelling to provide a firm, factual basis for the many arguments that currently rage about the goals, history, structure, incentive system, and legal architecture of college sports. He paints a picture of a system in desperate need of reform and presents bold recommendations to chart a more sensible future.”
  • Billy Hawkins, The New Plantation. 2010. “Does the NCAA have a rule that black people can’t make money off college sports?”
  • South Park’s take on the NCAA and “student athletes” – apparently based on Billy Hawkins’s arguments.
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  1. Anonymous says:

    What a fantastic resource. Thanks.

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