The NCAA is currently looking into cracking down on the Advisers/Agents in the MLB Draft negotiations. The reason for this comes from the Andrew Oliver case where he was deemed ineligible because he had an advisor (agent) representing him out of high school during his negotiations. MLB is also not happy with the current situation with how drafted players are receiving outrageous money from some of the large market clubs.
The Georgetown Athletic Department was placed on three years probation after an internal investigation discovered irregularities within the baseball program. The investigation focused on how 26 Georgetown student-athletes were members of a Work-Study program from the 2000-2001 to the 2006-2007 school years. Each of the student-athletes played for the baseball program while also working for the team doing various tasks, from laundry to trash pick-up or field preparations. The players were told by an assistant coach to fill out their time cards for blocks of time instead of the actual hours they worked. Of course, some of the time which the players were compensated for was never actually worked.
Oklahoma State is facing a meeting with the NCAA over a major rules violation a former player receiving a gift from an out of state congregation. The former player was not included in the documents but a hearing is scheduled on August 7th and 8th.
An OSU spokesman explained that the former player was on an out-of-state summer baseball roster in 2007, and during that summer attended a church. The player did not own a vehicle and had money problems, the spokesman said.
As anyone knows that has dealt with the NCAA, they do not look past these things that often so expect the Cowboys to face some sort of sanctions in the coming months.
You can check out the full article by the Tulsa World by clicking here.
I got an email today from Richard Johnson who is the attorney for Andrew Oliver in his case against the NCAA. He states in his email the the courts have dismissed the NCAA’s appeal of the declaratory judgment and permanent injunction against Andrew Oliver. The trial court on March 31st has set a trial date of October 19th to hear Andrew’s case against the NCAA for the remaining breach of contract and tortious interference with contract claims.
The interesting part of this email is the NCAA’s response to the injunction which was put into favor to let Andrew Oliver particpate in College Baseball. The NCAA states that the injuction has affected every single player in College Sports by having an agent represent them in negoations. You can check out the full PDF file by clicking here. I highly recommend it.
Oklahoma State junior LHP Andrew Oliver won his case against the NCAA so he will be eligible for the 2009 season for the Cowboys. This is great news for Oklahoma State as Oliver is expected to be a first round pick and will be an excellent number 1 starter this season. Continue reading Oliver wins Case against NCAA
The Andrew Oliver case against the NCAA finished yesterday January 13th according to court records obtained by The College Baseball Blog. The judge ended up taking the case under advisement and ordered both parties to file findings of fact and conclusions of law by January 23rd. After that, he will deliberate the case and issue an opinion in a week or two. We should see a decision at the end of January or at the beginning of February. Continue reading Andrew Oliver Case Update
My good buddy Darren Heitner who is the founder of SportsAgentBlog.com continues his extensive coverage of the Andrew Oliver situation. Heitner is currently in law school and his information on the Oliver situation is always from the legal perspective. He is of the belief that Oliver should be able to play in the 2009 season based on the information that he has received which includes legal documents in the case. Continue reading SportsAgentBlog.com talks about Andrew Oliver
The New York Times has put out an article today about the Andrew Oliver situation which ended up getting him suspended before the NCAA Tournament. He ended up getting suspended for his relationship with an agent after being drafted out of high school.
Oliver has now filed a lawsuit against the NCAA for not giving him due process in the situation. The New York Times article states the following about the lawsuit: Continue reading Andrew Oliver set to blow up NCAA Baseball?
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Andrew Oliver’s attorney says his client will be there when State starts classes next week. The real question is, will Oliver return to the mound for the Cowboys?
Until late spring, Oliver was OSU’s pitching ace, a sophomore left-hander capable of carrying the Cowboys to the College World Series. In the last two years, Oliver had become such a hot prospect that Scott Boras, one of the most powerful agents in baseball, wanted him as a client.
Darren Heitner of Sports Agent Blog continues his great work on the Andrew Oliver situation that exploded over the weekend. He ended up getting a ton of information forwarded to him from many different sources to get down to exactly what happened which saw Oliver end up suspended from the Oklahoma State team indefinitely. I will let you read the article for the full details which is available here.