Oklahoma Supreme Court Holds a State Athletic Association’s Actions in an Infractions Case Were Arbitrary and Capricious [High-School Sports Best Practices Alert (Nov. 2013)]

Author: Michael L. Buckner, Esquire (Shareholder)

On November 5, 2013, Buckner published an article on its blog ( regarding a recent decision by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. The Court concluded a state athletic association’s actions in a case involving a student-athlete were arbitrary and capricious. The October 1, 2013, decision in Scott v. Okla. Secondary Sch. Activities Ass’n, 2013 OK 84 (Okla. 2013), as well as similar holdings by other courts, are important when member institutions, coaches and student-athletes challenge rulings of the NCAA and state athletic associations.

The blog post can be reviewed at the firm blog (click here to be directed to the blog).