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.
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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.
The new NCAA rule designed to help players explore their NBA draft potential by allowing them to sign with an agent and still return to school surprisingly doesn't apply to all college players.
The NCAA is looking at how its rules can be modified to allow college athletes to be compensated for their names, images and likenesses.
An Atlanta clothier and former NBA referee pleaded guilty in an NCAA basketball scandal Tuesday, admitting to teaming up with ex-Auburn basketball assistant coach and former Indiana Pacers star Chuck Person in a bribery scheme.
With legal sports gambling having already spread to other states, the ban became impractical.
The move, announced Tuesday, fulfills one of the key recommendations made by the Commission on College Basketball—adding perspectives from outside campus leadership.
The trial is the second resulting from arrests made 19 months ago, when prosecutors described a widespread bribery scheme in which financial advisers and business managers allegedly paid assistant coaches and athletes' families to steer players to major NCAA basketball programs.
A proposal to require a graduate transfer to count against a team's scholarship total for two years in football and basketball has been rejected by the NCAA.
College football and basketball coaches may be less likely to add graduate transfers to their teams under a change being considered by the Indianapolis-based NCAA.