Kyle concentrates his practice on the representation of colleges, universities and individuals in NCAA compliance and infractions matters.
He is principally responsible for counseling NCAA member institutions nationwide in the course of enforcement investigations, and working with colleges and universities to investigate, process and report NCAA rules violations. Since 2004, Kyle has worked with numerous Division I institutions – including schools from “Autonomy” conferences (SEC, ACC, Pac-12, Big Ten and Big 12) and West Coast, Mountain West, Sun Belt and Mid-Eastern Athletic conferences – as well as a host of Division II and III clients. He makes frequent appearances before the NCAA Committees on Infractions to present cases on behalf of NCAA Division I, II and III member institutions.
Recently, Kyle has been actively engaged in the processing of NCAA infractions and eligibility cases resulting from federal criminal investigations of college admissions fraud (“Operation Varsity Blues”) and bribery in college basketball, including complex infractions cases directed to the Independent Accountability Resolution Process (IARP).
Legislative Relief Waivers & Student-Athlete Eligibility Matters
Additionally, through more than 16 years of experience with the firm’s Collegiate Sports Practice Group, Kyle has developed an extensive working knowledge of NCAA legislation as it pertains to student-athlete initial- and continuing-eligibility and the legislative relief waiver and interpretive processes. He frequently assists NCAA member institutions, prospective student-athletes and student-athletes in complex amateurism, transfer and eligibility reinstatement matters.
NCAA Compliance Reviews & Other Engagements
In addition to his work in the enforcement process, Kyle designs and executes audits to assist campus administrators in developing systems to proactively monitor for compliance with NCAA rules. He has been an invited speaker on NCAA rules compliance and enforcement trends at university events and other panel discussions, including the Annual Convention of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). Through his involvement in a number of high-profile infractions cases, Kyle is experienced in assisting clients with public relations and media statements that are consistent with NCAA requirements.