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Commission dances around name, image and likeness debate

Apr. 25, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Commission on College Basketball danced around whether college athletes should be able to cash in on their names, images and likenesses, but Condoleezza Rice's remarks to the NCAA suggested she thinks it is good idea. "We don't believe that the NCAA can legislate in this area until...

Commission: Independent probes needed in complex NCAA cases

Apr. 25, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Commission on College Basketball sees a "broken" NCAA enforcement process for handling complex, high-stakes cases. And that's why a "prompt radical transformation" appeared among its reform proposals Wednesday amid a federal corruption investigation into the sport. The commission...

Commission calls for more transparency from shoe companies

Apr. 25, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

Apparel companies are heavily involved in elite-level youth basketball, with Nike, Adidas and Under Armour all running their own circuits. The shoe companies also have lucrative sponsorship deals with schools and coaches worth millions of dollars. When a federal investigation revealed some of the shoe money was...

College basketball panels: Ban cheats, let players go pro

Apr. 25, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Commission on College Basketball sharply directed the NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the NBA and ban cheating coaches for life. The independent...

Commission calls for more NCAA oversight of AAU events

Apr. 25, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

Every July, Las Vegas becomes the epicenter of elite youth basketball. Hundreds of top-level AAU teams descend upon Sin City during the summer evaluation windows for college coaches, playing games at dozens of sites across the city. The Commission on College Basketball would like the NCAA to control some of the...

The Latest: NBA, players union noncommittal on draft changes

Apr. 25, 2018 11:17 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on recommendations by the Commission on College Basketball to the NCAA (all times local): 11:10 a.m. The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are offering no guarantees about changing the league's draft eligibility rules despite calls from a key NCAA panel to let...

College commission's plea to NBA: Bring back prep-to-pros

Apr. 25, 2018 11:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The commission proposing reforms to college basketball wants 18-year-olds to be eligible again for the NBA draft, and the NBA Players Association would make that deal today. Change will take longer than that. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver senses the league's age limit isn't working....

College basketball commission wants NCAA to regulate agents

Apr. 25, 2018 9:58 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With agent conduct part of the federal corruption investigation into college basketball, the commission charged with finding reforms wants the NCAA to actively monitor agents and provide regulated ways for them to advise athletes on their professional prospects. The Commission on...

Meek Mill released from prison, rings 76ers' Liberty Bell

Apr. 25, 2018 9:36 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill rang a replica Liberty Bell at center court of the Philadelphia 76ers' first-round clinching playoff game Tuesday less than two hours after being released from prison while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions. Following a five-month campaign...

10 Things to Know for Today

Apr. 25, 2018 8:41 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SUPREME COURT SAVING ONE OF BIGGEST CASES FOR LAST Justices will hear arguments over Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. 2. WHY SENATORS ARE GROWING FRUSTRATED Lawmakers from both...