The Ethical Consideration Of The Ncaa

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The Lack of Consistency:
The Ethical Consideration of the NCAA
Kamren Gilliam
Old Dominion University The Lack of Consistency:
The Ethical Consideration of the NCAA In recent years, collegiate athletics has evolved from the original spectrum of rivalry competition into a business model that focuses on branding and expanding markets. According to Stephanie Harrison-Dyer (2011), “Sport is too much a game to be business and too much a business to be a game” (p. 1). Although competitive sport has contributed remarkably to human culture, the increased popularity of sport and sport enthusiasts has generated a greater concern for moral and ethical conduct among athletes (Harrison-Dyer, 2011). With increased pressure on administrators
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This four-level violation structure replaces the original “two-tier approach,” and was entirely designed to emphasize breaches of conduct that undermine the NCAA Constitution and its bylaws. The levels of violations range from Level I: Severe breach of conduct to Level IV: incidental infractions or issues (National Collegiate Athletic Association, 2013). Severe Breach of Conduct. As stated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (2013), Level I violations “… seriously undermine or threaten the integrity of the NCAA collegiate model set forth in the Constitution and bylaw…” (p.1). This includes any violation that provides “competitive or other advantages,” or “substantial or extensive impermissible benefit.” Such infractions would include, but are not limited to, academic fraud, lack of institutional control, failure to cooperate in an NCAA enforcement investigation, and individual unethical or dishonest conduct. Significant Breach of Conduct. While Level I violations are significant and convey thorough emphasis, violations within Level II are levied if, “Violations provide or are intended to provide more than a minimal but less than substantial or extensive …competitive or other advantage…” (National Collegiate Athletic Association, 2013, p. 1). Violations within this structure include failure to monitor the student-athlete, systemic violations or multiple eligibility/recruiting violations that do not amount to a lack of institution control, or a

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