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.
Todd Lickliter, a former National Basketball Coach of the Year at Butler University, is replacing Walter McCarty, who was fired by the University of Evansville amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
The entire men’s basketball team and coaching staff died on Dec. 13, 1977, after the plane carrying them crashed on takeoff. It was a seminal moment for the city and the University of Evansville.
The perennial Big Ten doormat, known more for its basketball prowess than its football progress, has a chance to match its most wins in program history on Thursday night.
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.
Fred Glass, who has led the IU athletic department since 2009, said “it’s time” for him to step down and spend more time with his family. His successor will be chosen by IU President Michael McRobbie.
The games had been scheduled for Cincinnati, but the NCAA said the city needs time to complete renovations of its arena.
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.
The contest was only the second deemed to be a sellout by the Big Ten in the title game’s history. The other came in 2015 when Michigan State played Iowa in a battle that featured two teams ranked in the top five.
Tom Allen led Indiana University to its first winning regular season in 12 years and its first winning conference season in 26 years.
When schools run afoul the Indianapolis-based NCAA, they no longer blindly accept whatever punishment is meted out. Even those that suggest or levy self-punishments often close ranks, hire outside counsel and vow to fight.
The board asked each of the NCAA’s three divisions to create the necessary new rules beginning immediately and have them in place no later than January 2021.
The Indianapolis-based NCAA is poised to take a significant step toward allowing college athletes to earn money off the fame they have gained by playing sports.
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.
The NCAA’s most recent statistics, released Wednesday, show 89% of all athletes who enrolled in college in 2012 earned degrees, an increase of 1 percentage point over last year’s all-time high.
The college sports pay-for-play discussion has gained momentum since California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law that goes into effect in 2023, defying the wishes of the Indianapolis-based NCAA.
Former Butler University basketball player Brent Rockwood is set to become vice president and chief of staff at his alma mater, the university said Wednesday.
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.
The Indianapolis-based NCAA has warned the bill, if passed, could mean California universities would be ineligible for national championships.