In the Media


The Change Agent: How Tim Nevius, former NCAA investigator, is working to reform college sports

The Athletic, March 27, 2018

"Indeed, Nevius is a rare breed. He has gone from enforcing the NCAA’s rulebook to speaking out against it. In recent years, he has worked on a lawsuit that aims to blow up amateurism; last year he testified in front of California lawmakers about the need for increased protections for player safety; and recently he opened a law firm dedicated to helping players caught in the crosshairs of the NCAA."

The Curious Case of Kristian Fulton: A Two-Year Ban, a Last-Ditch Appeal and a Spotlight on the NCAA

Sports Illustrated, June 13, 2018

"Some were altogether shocked by the story, including Tim Nevius, a former NCAA enforcement officer who now leads a New York-based law practice that represents college athletes on a full-time basis."

NCAA transfer rules may take a big step forward with legislation up for review this week

CBS Sports, June 11, 2018

"One of Nevius' clients is Evansville soccer player Taran McMillan. The freshman is seeking to transfer after a season in which she was named to the Missouri Valley all-freshman team."

Jeffrey Kessler files against NCAA

ESPN, March 18, 2014

"Kessler also has a former NCAA insider riding shotgun in this effort: Tim Nevius, previously one of the organization's top investigators of rules violations and now co-chair of the college sports practice at their New York-based law firm. As an associate director of enforcement, Nevius worked on some of the NCAA's most high-profile investigations, including that of Ohio State football, whose former coach, Jim Tressel, lost his job after admitting to Nevius he had broken NCAA rules related to his knowledge of the sale of memorabilia by players."

Inside the first legally binding contract between a college athlete and a school 

CBS Sports, June 14, 2017

"'I think the biggest impact of the document could be it educates athletes and families about benefits to them that are not uniformly provided,' said Tim Nevius, a former NCAA enforcement official."

'Amateurism is a myth': Athletes file class-action against NCAA

CNN, April 5, 2014

In recent years, prominent coaches like the University of South Carolina's football coach, Steve Spurrier, have come out in favor of paying players, while Kessler's legal team even has a convert, Tim Nevius, a former NCAA lead investigator who is now playing for the other side.