Kevin Reed’s office wants USA Today to pay for coaches’ NCAA reports

6/24/2019: At least they’ve stoped claiming they are faculty:

Berkowitz, Steve
USA Today
Initial Request Date:
Awaiting Payment from Requester
Request Completion Date:
Pursuant to the applicable open-records law(s), I am requesting copies of the following:

The current contract for head football coach, including all amendments.
2. The most recent athletically related outside-income reports for the head football coach, the 10 assistant football coaches and the football team’s head strength/conditioning coach. This is a document that, pursuant to an NCAA rules change in August 2018, athletic personnel must file annually to report income of more than $600 from sources other than the university. If the university has not yet resumed collecting these documents, please state that in the response to this request. 3. An itemized list of incentive bonus amounts actually paid to the current head football coach from May 15, 2018 through May 14, 2019. The goal of this request is to obtain data about bonus payments made for sport-related goals achieved during the 2018-19 football season and/or for academic or other achievements during a full, 12-month period, even though that period may not conform with the school’s fiscal year or academic year or with the coach’s contract year. 4. The university’s contracts for non-conference football games scheduled to be played during the 2019 regular season, including any amendments.

Request ID:
Status Date:

12/8/2015: UO claims Vin Lananna is faculty, won’t release NCAA income report

When I asked the UCLA Public Records office for the NCAA required “Outside Income Report” for their Athletic Director and Track Coach, they sent the documents less than 24 hours later, at no charge. No redactions except the phone number. Full pdf here:

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When you make a similar request to the University of Oregon Public Records Office, you will likely have to wait months (more than 3 months for the original request, my mirror took less) and then you will get a letter saying that they will not release these NCAA reports because they are “faculty records”, and therefore fall under an exemption meant to protect academic freedom.

That’s right, UO thinks its coaches and athletic directors are faculty:

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I wonder what they are hiding this time.

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