Contractual Issues

“But You Promised Me Four Years!”: A Look Into NCAA Coaches Promises to Athletes, and the Doctrine of Promissory Estoppel

The following article was written by Benjamin Haynes, Esq. Recently, the NCAA changed their rule with regards to allowing a University to only offer a one-year grant in aid to a student-athlete. The rule now permits schools to offer multi-year scholarships to athletes. However, it is not mandatory for schools to do so. Therefore, the rule […]

Antitrust Headline Sports Law

One-Year Scholarship Rule Antitrust Battle

Last Monday, Joseph Agnew, a former Rice University football player, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco based on the NCAA’s one-year scholarship rule.  The rule restricts a school from giving an athletic scholarship to a student-athlete for more than one-year at a time. Agnew was affected by […]