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NCAA board approves athlete compensation for image, likeness

Oct. 29, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

The NCAA took a major step Tuesday toward allowing college athletes to cash in on their fame, voting to permit them to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The nation's largest governing body for college sports and its member schools now must figure out how to allow athletes to profit...

NCAA: College athletes graduating at record high rate

Oct. 16, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graduation rates among college athletes continue to hit record highs. 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. That's nearly 10...

Analysis: Lacking foresight, NCAA playing defense again

Oct. 7, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

The NCAA is on its heels again, playing defense of its archaic amateurism rules after missing an opportunity to get out in front of an issue. Five years ago, a federal judge ruled against the NCAA in an antitrust lawsuit brought by former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon, who claimed the association and its...

The Latest: Green hopes law will change NCAA 'dictatorship'

Sep. 30, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California Gov. Gavin Newsom signing a law allowing college athletes to make money from endorsements (all times local): 3:05 p.m. NBA star Draymond Green said he hopes a new California law allowing college athletes to sign endorsement deals will force the...