Nearly half the states, 24 in all, have laws regarding athlete compensation. Yet those states have shown no appetite to question or investigate the schools, the contracts or the third-party groups orchestrating them. Even if they did, there is little legal framework for how they would do it.
Mark Emmert to step down as NCAA president in ‘mutual agreement’ with board
The decision comes at a rocky time for the NCAA, which for decades has controlled college sports. But in recent years, universities, athletics conferences and individual athletes have tried to wrest some of that control away, dragging the NCAA into a series of changes.Read More
Purdue trustees approve $6.7M in Mackey Arena renovations
The project focuses on reconfiguring the men’s and women’s basketball locker rooms and player lounges, expanding the John Wooden Club area, technology updates and more efficient use of the current space.Read More
NCAA has decisions ahead over TV rights to women’s hoops tourney
Ratings were up for this year’s NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament and advertising sold out early, leaving the Indianapolis-based NCAA big decisions to make involving future TV rights for the tourney.Read More
Matta’s comeback plan includes rekindling Butler’s winning ways
Thad Matta’s first head basketball coaching tenure at Butler University lasted one season. This time, he hopes to stick around a little longer.Read More
Leagues, schools and some coaches worry the new free-for-all upends competitive balance, disrupts rosters and pushes more control over NCAA athletic programs to outside forces.
His story is so Butlerish. Played there, coached there, met his wife in Hinkle Fieldhouse, sent his daughters to Butler, has been a season ticket holder. “The Butler Way” phrase was his idea, and he should have trademarked it, like the boxing announcer did “Let’s get ready to rumble!”
A name, image and likeness collective focused on connecting Indiana University athletes with local charities plans to spend $470,000 on its inaugural group of student ambassadors.
If the nine months leading up to Monday night’s national title game between the universities of Kansas and North Carolina have proven anything, it’s that college basketball and all of college sports are changing.
It has been quite the frantic month on Pennsylvania Street. When it comes to high school or college, try 40 games in 29 days. How many fools out there would be obsessed enough to have seen 38 of them?
This year’s NCAA Tournament could be tainted should Kansas win the national championship and subsequently have an unfavorable decision come down in a now half-decade-old investigation.
This week, the University of Kansas, Villanova University, the University of North Carolina and Duke University will play in the first Final Four to be held under the new world of “name, image and likeness,” or NIL, endorsements in college sports.
A group that advocates for college athletes has filed a federal complaint that claims NCAA Division I schools are violating the civil rights of Black basketball players and major college football players by prohibiting compensation.
Wabash will play Elmhurst University (Illinois) in the second semifinal game Friday evening at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. If victorious, Wabash will play for the championship on Saturday against the winner of Friday’s earlier semifinal game between Randolph-Macon and Marietta.
The four games played in downtown Indianapolis on Thursday drew about 32,610 total spectators throughout the day, split between afternoon and evening sessions that each featured two contests.
The early-round NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament games, which will be played Thursday afternoon and evening and on Saturday, are expected to lure up to 40,000 people to Indianapolis.
The shrinking gap in average Graduation Success Rate was due to gains by Black players outpacing those by white players.
The letter faults the NCAA for failing to make several substantive changes—or simply commit to making the changes—recommended by the law firm it retained to conduct a review of its policies and procedures.
After qualifying for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament two years ago but not getting to play because of the pandemic, IUPUI is embracing another opportunity.
The American Gaming Association predicted that $3.1 billion will be wagered on this year’s tournament, a figure that includes legal bets as well as those placed with illegal bookies or offshore web sites.
College sports leaders are working to transform the top tier of NCAA athletics, from how Division I should be governed to what should be required of schools to compete at the highest level. And changing the NCAA could lead to changes in its crown jewel event—the Division I men’s college basketball tournament.
Purdue University (27-7) claimed a No. 3 seed while Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame squeaked into the First Four play-in round.
After what’s happened to the Colts, to IU football, to the Pacers, to Butler basketball … well, you’d think the 16th state admitted to the Union is due.