NCAA College Sports Attorneys and Scholarship Athletes
Our experience includes initial eligibility and progress-toward-degree waivers, two- and four-year transfer cases, legislative relief waivers, navigating amateurism issues, eligibility extensions, drug-testing appeals, international student-athlete eligibility issues, and student-athlete reinstatement. Collaborating with our team when encountering these types of issues will ensure you receive a fair and complete opportunity to present your case.
Scholarship Cancellation or Reductions: NCAA Bylaw 15 permits NCAA member institutions to reduce or cancel athletics aid in limited circumstances. When this occurs, athletes are afforded specific procedural rights and the opportunity for a hearing. If your institution has reduced or cancelled your athletics aid, we can help review the circumstances of your case and represent you during the appeals process.
Transfer Cases: When making a decision to transfer, the legislation of your institution’s national governing body and its conference are often in play. We are experienced working with athletes looking to transfer as both 2-4 qualifier and non-qualifiers, 4-4 transfers, 4-2-4 transfers, and graduate transfers. This experience allows us to help you navigate available options, the transfer portal, run-off legislation, and potential academic issues relating to your decision to transfer.
Legislative Relief Waivers: The legislative relief process was created to provide flexibility in the NCAA’s application of legislation in extraordinary circumstances. We can assist your athletics compliance office to ensure the appropriate amount of time and resources are dedicated to expedite this process and put you back on the field of play as quickly as possible.
Initial Eligibility Waivers: NCAA Bylaw 14.3 establishes a minimum level of academic achievement for athletes to receive athletics aid, practice, and compete during his or her first year of full-time enrollment. However, various circumstances exist where the NCAA will grant an initial eligibility waiver when academic deficiencies are present. We can review your postsecondary transcripts and test scores along with relevant mitigating factors and help your institution file an initial eligibility waiver on your behalf or request reconsideration or file an appeal of an initial eligibility decision.
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