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Judge hands NCAA another loss, says compensation rules likely violate antitrust law, harm athletes

Feb. 23, 2024 23:31 PM EST

The NCAA lost another legal battle Friday as a federal judge barred the organization from enforcing its rules prohibiting name, image and likeness compensation for recruits by granting a preliminary injunction demanded by the states of Tennessee and Virginia. It was another blow to...

NCAA president says Congress must act to preserve sports at colleges that can't pay athletes

Feb. 23, 2024 19:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — NCAA President Charlie Baker said Friday that action by Congress was needed to protect what he described as the “95 percent” of athletes whose ability to play college sports would be endangered by a court ruling or regulatory decision declaring them as employees of their...

Ex-romantic partner of Massachusetts governor says she's ready to serve on state's high court

Feb. 21, 2024 16:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Appeals Court Associate Justice Gabrielle R. Wolohojian, a former romantic partner of Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey, testified Wednesday before the Governor’s Council on her nomination to the state’s highest court. Healey has said her past relationship with...

Tennessee, Virginia AGs suing NCAA over NIL-related recruiting rules with Vols under investigation

Jan. 31, 2024 20:12 PM EST

The attorneys general of Tennessee and Virginia filed an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA on Wednesday that challenged its ban on the use of name, image and likeness compensation in the recruitment of college athletes, and in response to the association's investigation of University of Tennessee....

Tennessee chancellor rips the NCAA as a 'failing' group pursuing untrue allegations

Jan. 30, 2024 19:07 PM EST

The University of Tennessee chancellor ripped the NCAA president in a scathing letter released Tuesday that said the “failing” organization is pursuing “factually untrue and procedurally flawed” allegations that the school violated rules overseeing name, image and likeness compensation to...

NCAA takes step toward determining if new tier of Division I where athletes can be paid is possible

Jan. 11, 2024 19:33 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The NCAA on Thursday took the first step toward determining whether President Charlie Baker's idea to create a new subdivision in which schools directly pay athletes can become a reality. The Division I Board of Directors asked policy makers to evaluate a proposal...

NCAA President Charlie Baker talks growing fanbase, gambling and new tier of Division in 1st address

Jan. 10, 2024 21:37 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — NCAA President Charlie Baker addressed the membership Wednesday for the first time since taking over the job, laying out goals for growing the college sports fanbase, dealing with issues related to the rise of legal wagering and continuing the conversation he started with a...

NCAA President Charlie Baker: Nobody can say Michigan didn't win national title 'fair and square'

Jan. 10, 2024 19:49 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — NCAA President Charlie Baker says Michigan won the national championship “fair and square” and defended his decision to inform the school and the Big Ten during the season that the association's enforcement staff was investigating allegations of an in-person scouting and...

Editorial Roundup New England

Dec. 22, 2023 07:13 AM EST

Boston Globe. December 15, 2023. Editorial: Give supervised consumption sites a chance to reduce drug-related deaths Governor Maura Healey’s DPH now supports the idea of creating sites where people can take illegal drugs under medical supervision. While no panacea,...

NCAA President Charlie Baker drawing on lessons learned as GOP governor in Democratic Massachusetts

Dec. 21, 2023 15:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Growing up in a Boston suburb in the 1960s, Charlie Baker learned his first political lesson — the art of listening to competing viewpoints — around the dinner table as his Democratic mother and Republican father hashed out the topics of the day. There was a...