FERPA works with the media. But with the NCAA?…not so much.
I glanced at the FERPA rules on disclosure, and couldn’t find anything that looked like it applied to the NCAA. Except apparently, the NCAA is considered a post secondary institution, which I find baffling.
I also found this:
Q. What is the relationship between FERPA and the NCAA, which requests and maintains all sorts of information in its investigations and in its routine, required reporting?
A.Student athletes sign a release allowing sharing of the education record information with the NCAA.
So yep, they’re boned.