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The Journal of NCAA Compliance Aligns with School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport to Create a Peer-Reviewed Component for Academic Experts

The Journal of NCAA Compliance Aligns with School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport to Create a Peer-Reviewed Component for Academic Experts

BOWLING GREEN, Ky— Hackney Publications ( announced today that the Journal of NCAA Compliance (JONC), which delivers an in-depth look at news and trends in the NCAA compliance field, has strengthened its editorial product by aligning with Western Kentucky University’s School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport (KRS) to create a peer-reviewed component for articles authored by academic experts.

The development is a natural extension for JONC, according to editor and publisher Holt Hackney.

“In the decade since it was founded, the Journal has always enjoyed a close relationship with the academic community,” said Hackney. JONC was initially launched with the help of Florida Coastal School of Law. Even after that relationship was dissolved, the publication leaned heavily on the expertise of the academic community for bylined articles. When the opportunity came up to work with Western Kentucky University’s School of KRS, Hackney could not pass up the opportunity.

“Western Kentucky University has a very strong recreation and sport administration graduate program. Their Intercollegiate Athletic Administration graduate program emphasizes NCAA compliance issues,” noted Hackney. “We are looking forward to working with the entire team, but especially Evie Oregon Ph.D, who is the coordinator of the Intercollegiate Athletic Administration online program in the School of Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport. Dr. Oregon will serve as Academic Editor.”

Hackney added that JONC, which publishes six times a year, will feature at least one peer-reviewed article per issue. It will also continue to include bylined articles from


practitioners, traditional multi-source articles from journalists, and interview feature with compliance directors.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to partner with Hackney Publications,” stated Dr. Oregon.  “I think this is going to be a great opportunity for scholars to publish in a peer reviewed manuscript as the editorial board have years of academic and applied experience in dealing with compliance and Sport Law”

JONC is unique in that it can be made available electronically on a subscription basis to entire athletic departments, via IP Address. Subscribers not only can access the latest issue over their network, but view past issues and access the searchable archive.

The periodical is currently priced at $195 a year. Beginning in 2017, athletic departments and university libraries wanting IP address access will pay $275 a year. Those subscribers who want to receive the newsletter only as an email attachment can continue to receive the newsletter for $195 a year.

For more information on subscribing to the Journal, visit

About Hackney Publications: Hackney Publications delivers valuable and important information about the legal side of the sports industry. Its overriding mission, through its publications, is to maintain a narrow editorial focus on issues that matter to its subscribers. In addition to Journal of NCAA Compliance, the company publishes Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics, Legal Issues in High School Athletics, Professional Sports and the Law, Sports Litigation Alert, and Concussion Litigation Reporter. Hackney Publications was founded by journalist Holt Hackney, who has spent more than 30 years writing about sports, business and the law.

About Western Kentucky University’s School of KRS: The vision of the School of Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport is to offer premier academic programs and to be acknowledged for innovative teaching, research, and creative & professional service activities related to improving wellness and overall quality of life in a global society.  The School of KRS’s mission is to provide high quality educational experiences and engagement opportunities for future professionals seeking knowledge in disciplines related to human movement, leisure services, and sport management.



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