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NCAA athletics compliance and advisory

Helping institutions navigate the current higher education environment

As a result of ongoing investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), higher education institutions are at a crossroads. The probe into corruption within college basketball and the ticket office, the admissions scandals and allegations of inappropriate behavior or misconduct by certain athletic coaches have revealed several exposure areas in the control environment of some of the top higher education institutions in the country.

More recently, in October 2019, the board of governors for the NCAA voted unanimously to permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from their name, image and likeness (NIL). While the NCAA Board of Governors has laid out eight broad principles around NIL modernization, on a practical level there is considerable uncertainty regarding the specifics around the amount and likely format of potential NIL arrangements.

As this collegiate athletics landscape evolves, RSM is helping colleges and universities take proactive steps to reduce risk and create confidence that their compliance processes and procedures are sufficiently effective in accordance with regulatory compliance and attestation guidance.

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