A copy of
the Judge Kaye’s report is available here.
appreciate the comprehensive, independent review undertaken by Judge Judith
Kaye into issues concerning the intercollegiate athletics program at Binghamton University. Her report outlines the more than 80 interviews conducted at Binghamton over numerous campus visits and reviews of thousands of electronic
communications and paper documents. Judge Kaye and her legal team had
unfettered access to all current and former members of the Binghamton Athletic
Department and Administration and others involved in the America East
the report speaks for itself. Her recommendations are clear, concise and
outline a clear path for restoration of oversight, accountability and
unquestioned academic integrity.
of Trustees and the Chancellor will now move forward to review and implement
the recommendations of Judge Kaye’s report. It is our responsibility to act
quickly to bring this matter to a conclusion and to take the necessary steps to
restore Binghamton’s academic and athletic reputation to the highest levels.
kept in close communication with the NCAA and America East during this
investigation. We have shared this report with them and SUNY and Binghamton University will follow up as necessary to insure full compliance with all NCAA and
AEC rules and regulations.”
cost for this comprehensive review is $913,381 which includes 1,770 billable
hours for eight members of the legal team of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher
& Flom LLP; 547 billable hours for legal assistants and vendor charges for
electronic data retrieval and analysis. Costs were capped under an agreement
with the law firm.
Research Foundation entered in to a contract with Skadden Arps on behalf of the
SUNY Board of Trustees to expedite this review. The Research Foundation will
seek reimbursement from Binghamton University for 50 percent of the cost and
use SUNY Central RF unrestricted funds to cover the remaining 50 percent of the
cost of the investigation. No tuition or taxpayer dollars will be used to pay