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Spencer Fane helps NCAA uphold its decision in academic misconduct case

Spencer Fane Attorneys contributed to a major court victory this week for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).  A former University of North Carolina (UNC) football player had been declared ineligible for receiving improper assistance in class assignments.  He filed suit against UNC and the NCAA, and sought emergency relief compelling his reinstatement on the team. The NCAA was represented by Spencer Fane’s Jon Duncan, Bill Odle and Stephanie Lovett-Bowman with additional assistance by Paralegal Patty Frapasella.