The NCAA Division I Board of Directors ratified a rule change Wednesday that will allow all athletes who have not yet transferred the ability to do so one time in a college career and be immediately eligible to play.
Supreme Court skeptical of NCAA’s case for withholding benefits from student athletes
In 90 minutes of arguments held via teleconference, justices across the ideological divide grilled the NCAA’s lawyer and repeated criticisms that the organization invokes its defense of amateurism as a way to increase profits while keeping its labor cost low.Read More
NCAA proposal opens door for athletes to make outside money
The decision marks a historic organizational shift that might ultimately prove meaningless in some corners of the country, as state and federal lawmakers scramble to rewrite the rules on amateurism.Read More
Despite virus, city bids to host dozens of sports events
Local officials are betting big on Indianapolis’ continued success as a sports city by submitting two dozen bids for championship-level events slated through 2030.Read More
UPDATE: NCAA won’t allow fans at tournament games, might move Indy games from Lucas Oil
NCAA President Mark Emmert announced the games will be open only to “essential staff and limited family attendance.”Read More
Mark Emmert has been NCAA president since November 2010, when he succeeded the late Myles Brand. Only Walter Byers (1951-1988) has headed the NCAA longer than Emmert.
The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to change the long-standing rule that has often deterred players in high-profile sports from switching schools, two people with knowledge of the council’s decision told The Associated Press.
The U.S. Open swimming meet originally was scheduled for one site. Now it’s taking place across nine, including Indianapolis, where events are scheduled through Saturday at the Indiana University Natatorium.
Maggie Haney, the longtime former coach of 2016 Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, was suspended following a hearing into complaints that she verbally and emotionally abused her gymnasts.
Less than a week after laying off more than 10% of its staff, Indianapolis-based USA Track & Field released tax records Wednesday that showed compensation figures for CEO Max Siegel.
Dick Pound of Canada, the longest-serving International Olympic Committee member, told USA Today “postponement has been decided,” but the IOC gave no indication Monday that a delay was certain.
Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics has filed a bankruptcy plan that includes an offer of $215 million in insurance funds for sexual abuse victims to settle their claims against the embattled organization.
The Indianapolis-based sports organization believes it has taken positive steps to emerge from the rubble of the biggest sexual abuse scandal in sports history. The changes it has instituted since summer 2017 are both obvious and subtle.
The Indianapolis-based NCAA will now permit elite athletes to be paid for training expenses by the U.S. Olympic Committee and other national governing bodies.
As commissioner, Bobby Cox pushed for more corporate sponsors and better technology while promoting better sportsmanship and stronger health initiatives.
With nearly 30 states considering some form of legislation that tackles athlete compensation, NCAA President Mark Emmert said he is now open to federal lawmakers potentially crafting uniform guidelines that help reshape the college athletic model.
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, who co-chairs a bipartisan congressional working group on athlete compensation with Utah Republican Mitt Romney, also announced they would meet Tuesday with NCAA President Mark Emmert to discuss national policies for paying athletes.
NCAA President Mark Emmert said he is spending most of his time trying to figure out how the NCAA and its hundreds of member schools will allow college athletes to get compensation under the auspices of amateur athletics.
Following California’s lead, Florida lawmakers are tackling NCAA rules that prohibit college athletes from reaping financial benefits from their prowess in the arena of big-money sports.
California will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements, defying the Indianapolis-based NCAA and setting up a likely legal challenge that could reshape amateur sports in the United States.
USA Diving has been losing money in recent years. The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee in February threatened to decertify the organization if it did not make changes.
Athletes at California colleges could hire agents and sign endorsement deals under a bill the state Legislature sent to the governor Wednesday, setting up a potential confrontation with the Indianapolis-based NCAA that could jeopardize the athletic futures of powerhouse programs like USC, UCLA and Stanford.
The outcome is being closely watched as one of the biggest challenges in years to the Indianapolis-based NCAA’s longstanding and far-reaching model of amateur sports.