Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany believes the Ed O'Bannon likeness case against the NCAA could go 'all the way,' without a settlement and discusses Johnny Manziel's worth to Texas A&M to prove a point about 'pay for play.' ...more
Maryland has hired former NCAA associate director of enforcement Marcus Wilson as its senior associate athletic director for compliance, the school confirms. Wilson spent five years on an NCAA investigative team that has seen significant change in the last year. ...more
The entire NCAA enforcement model is not broken, but future cases must be 'done with integrity and consistent with our bylaws' while revisiting any potential problematic practices, the new vice president of enforcement told CBSSports.com on Thursday. ...more
Interim NCAA vice president of enforcement Jon Duncan begins a 12-to-18-month trial period on March 11, according to a source.
Duncan, who has worked with the NCAA since 1998 for litigation and legal counsel, will be asked to restore confidence in a 55-person enforcement group that faces mounting scrutiny over the botched Miami investigation. ...more
Should Miami try to sue the NCAA if it delivers heavy-handed sanctions despite breaking its own investigative rules? The answer isn't so clear-cut, but expect the school to exhaust all options. ...more
Texas and Texas A&M have played each other 118 times, but when the 119th game takes place is still uncertain. The Aggies' move to the SEC put the game on hold. Texas AD DeLoss Dodds says it will happen "somewhere, some time." The Longhorns are booked until 2018. ...more
Attorney Gene Marsh, the NCAA Committee on Infractions chair from 2004-06, wants time to digest the NCAA's botched Miami investigation before making an assessment.
But on the broader scope, something else is more clear-cut, Marsh says: The NCAA*s need for change in investigative practices by staffers who are often under-qualified and overmatched. ...more
The Big 12 plans to ask the NCAA to revisit a rule preventing a 10-team league from playing a 13th non-bowl game, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said.
The league has had preliminary talks with the NCAA and *I expect that we will make that request* formally, Bowlsby said. ...more