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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.
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.
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 Indianapolis-based NCAA has warned the bill, if passed, could mean California universities would be ineligible for national championships.
With the California assembly considering a potentially landmark measure that would allow athletes at state colleges and universities to profit from the use of their names, likenesses and images, an NCAA working group is trying to figure out how to respond.
This is the first year that Las Vegas is eligible to bid after the governing body for college sports indefinitely suspended a ban last year that prevented events from being hosted in states that accept wagers on single games.
The requirement drew criticism last week when the certification standards were revealed, including a social media blast by NBA star LeBron James.
The measures—which now include requiring agents to have a bachelor’s degree—have been criticized by an attorney who has worked on numerous NCAA eligibility cases, at least one agent and NBA All-Star LeBron James, among others.
Creating a new process for dealing with some high-profile infractions cases was one of several recommendations made last year by the Rice Commission on college basketball.
Outgoing Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany kicked off his final Big Ten football media days Thursday by saying he thinks some serious mistakes made in the 1970s created problems today in college athletics.
More than 50,000 former college athletes next month will begin collecting portions of a $208 million class-action settlement paid by the Indianapolis-based NCAA in a case that challenged its caps on compensation.
Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person has avoided prison in a bribery scandal that has touched some of the biggest schools in NCAA basketball.
California lawmakers are debating whether to let student athletes sign endorsement deals and hire agents in a move that could put them in direct conflict with NCAA policies.
Stan Wilcox, vice president for regulatory affairs for the Indianapolis-based NCAA, said two high-profile programs will be notified in early July, and the others at a later date.