Charlie Baker, president of the Indianapolis-based NCAA, called the legislation “a major step in the right direction.”
The College Athletes Protection & Compensation Act is only a discussion draft at this point, but notable in that both Democrats and Republicans are involved in trying to address issues that have disrupted college sports and the role of the Indianapolis-based NCAA.
A former Wildcats football player filed the first lawsuit against former coach Pat Fitzgerald and members of the school’s leadership on Tuesday. More lawsuits, filed by multiple law firms, are expected to follow.
The tournament will operate like the men’s National Invitational Tournament as an option for 32 teams that do not make the women’s side of March Madness.
An NCAA committee earlier this year approved recommendations that could mean expanding the fields in both men’s and women’s basketball up to 90 teams, but there are many in the sport who believe the 68-team field and three weekends of play are ideal.
The rapidly expanding landscape of not-for-profit, donor-backed collectives paying college athletes to promote charities has been hit with a potentially seismic disruption.
In 2018, subscription sports website The Athletic hired Bob Kravitz as senior staff writer for its Indiana edition.
NCAA President Charlie Baker said Thursday he wants a federal law to regulate the way college athletes can be compensated for endorsement deals that creates a registry of deals, agent certification and uniform contract standards.
Before his 16-year run at the University of Notre Dame, Swarbrick was a prominent attorney in Indianapolis who served as chairman of the Indiana Sports Corp. He helped convince the NCAA to relocate its headquarters to Indianapolis and the NFL to hold the Super Bowl in Indianapolis in 2012.
National player of the year Zach Edey decided it was the right call to go back to school instead of playing in the NBA.
Bosso joins IUPUI a little more than a year before the school transitions to Indiana University Indianapolis at the start of the 2024-2025 academic year.
Zach Edey is the first player in NCAA history to finish a season with at least 750 points, 400 rebounds, 70 blocks and 50 assists in a season, but most projections don’t have him being selected in the first round of the draft.
Tony Petitti is set to replace Kevin Warren, who is leaving to become president of the Chicago Bears.
March Madness may have been the last time for fans to see many of the talented college women players compete. Players’ options for professional basketball careers are limited, whether in the U.S. or overseas—the jobs just aren’t there.
College sports leaders have been calling for help in the form of a federal law to bring uniform regulation to the way athletes can earn money off their fame with sponsorship or endorsement deals.
Women’s basketball seems to have found a winner with its new Sweet 16 format in March Madness, and the timing couldn’t be better with looming TV contract negotiations on the horizon.
In his fifth season as head coach Florida Atlantic University, Dusty May has shepherded an anonymous program bereft of basketball history to the apex of the sport. His coaching journey began as a student manager for Coach Bob Knight in 1996.
The Indianapolis company specializes in selling vintage-themed T-shirts to fans of 150 universities, and surprising storylines have become a sure thing in the 68-team NCAA tournament.
The NCAA is expected to decide by the fall if the women’s tournament will become a separate entity after hiring Endeavor, a consulting firm, to determine how to take championships to market.
Coaches across college basketball are bolstering support staffs and looking at ways to evolve to deal with recruiting, roster management and athletes who can earn money.