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Union leader: Multibillion-dollar NCAA antitrust settlement won't slow efforts to unionize players

May. 24, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Efforts to unionize college athletes will continue, advocates said Friday, even with the NCAA’s landmark agreement to allow players to be paid from a limited revenue-sharing pool. “With this settlement, the NCAA continues to do everything it can to avoid free...

With revenue sharing coming to college sports, are NIL collectives a problem or part of a solution?

May. 24, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

When the NCAA lifted its longtime ban on college athletes earning endorsement money in 2021, there was no such thing as collectives. Now the booster-funded organizations have become ubiquitous, and a common way for athletes to cash in as name, image and likeness compensation quickly...

With college athletes on cusp of revenue-sharing, there are Title IX questions that must be answered

May. 24, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

The looming athlete pay system that will upend the traditional college sports model and still-to-be-determined details about how millions of dollars will be distributed are certain to bring questions about gender equity. Of special interest will be whether schools must comply with...

NCAA, leagues back $2.8 billion settlement, setting stage for current, former athletes to be paid

May. 23, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

The NCAA and the nation's five biggest conferences announced Thursday night that they have agreed to pay nearly $2.8 billion to settle a host of antitrust claims, a monumental decision that sets the stage for a groundbreaking revenue-sharing model that could start steering millions of dollars...

Who gets paid? How much? What to know about the landmark NCAA settlement

May. 23, 2024 21:34 PM EDT

The nearly $2.8 billion settlement that has been approved by the NCAA and the nation's five largest conferences is a historic step toward a more professional model for college sports. The plan, which still needs approval from plaintiffs and a federal judge, calls for paying damages...

Paying college athletes is closer than ever. How could it work and what stands in the way?

May. 23, 2024 20:32 PM EDT

The proposed settlement of a federal class-action antitrust lawsuit that has been approved by the NCAA and major college conferences would cost billions and pave the way for college athletes to get a cut of the revenue that has been flowing to their schools for years. A judge must...

UNC interim chancellor backs AD Bubba Cunningham after trustee criticism, audit push

May. 16, 2024 16:46 PM EDT

North Carolina interim chancellor Lee Roberts publicly backed athletics director Bubba Cunningham on Thursday, three days after the school’s board of trustees approved an audit of the athletics department due to financial concerns growing amid the volatile landscape of college sports. ...

Like a Caitlin Clark 3-pointer, betting on women's sports is soaring

May. 15, 2024 17:50 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Led by fascination with basketball star Caitlin Clark, interest in — and betting on — women's sports is surging. Clark, who made her professional debut Tuesday with the WNBA's Indiana Fever, helped generate record-breaking levels of viewership and...

Settlement could cost NCAA nearly $3 billion; plan to pay athletes would need federal protection

May. 03, 2024 19:23 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The NCAA and major college conferences are considering a possible settlement of an antitrust lawsuit that could cost them billions in damages and force schools to share athletics-related revenue with their athletes. But even if college sports leaders...

Say hello (again) to EA Sports College Football. The beloved video-game behemoth is back

May. 02, 2024 11:29 AM EDT

In a Michigan basement decked out in maize and blue, a father sat with his son. They’d bond over a football video game. One with a story mode that would transport the 7-year-old into a college dorm room, where letters from fans filled his mailbox, the campus newspaper teased a...