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NCAA, Power 5 Agree to Deal That Could Bring 'New Era'

It would see college athletes paid directly for the first time

(Newser) - The National Collegiate Athletics Association and all of the "Power Five" conferences have agreed to a deal that would allow schools to pay players directly—a move being called "groundbreaking" and a "landmark," as such payments have never before been allowed in the century-plus that college...

In New Age of College Sports, a First-of-Its-Kind Lawsuit

College QB sues Florida, coach over a huge name, image, and likeness deal that fell through

(Newser) - If all went according to plan, Jaden Rashada would currently be the University of Florida quarterback—with a multimillion-dollar bank account to boot. Instead, he's not at the school, doesn't have the money, and has sued the school, head coach Billy Napier, and a top school booster in...

LSU Gymnast Got 'Absurdly Large' Social Media Payout
LSU Gymnast Got 'Absurdly
Large' Social Media Payout

LSU Gymnast Got 'Absurdly Large' Social Media Payout

Influencer Olivia Dunne admits she received more than $500K in one particular brand deal

(Newser) - With more than 4 million followers on Instagram and 7.6 million fans on TikTok , it's not terribly surprising that LSU gymnast and Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model Olivia Dunne has earned the "top female social media influencer" label, with an estimated worth of $3.3 million "...

NTSB: Adult Was Driving Pickup in Golf Team Crash

Agency had reported the man's 13-year-old son was at the wheel in fatal collision

(Newser) - Update: A 38-year-old man was driving a pickup truck that collided with a van carrying college golf teams in Texas in March, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The agency earlier had said the man's 13-year-old son was at the wheel, but DNA tests showed that wasn't...

She Broke a Bunch of Swim Records, Now Faces Transphobia

Controversy swirls over U of Penn's Lia Thomas, who moved to women's team after transitioning

(Newser) - The debate on trans athletes participating in college sports has just been kicked up a notch after a University of Pennsylvania swimmer broke three school records and two national ones over the past month. LGBTQ advocates say the ensuing controversy has veered into transphobic waters. NBC News reports on the...

Boss Suggests Smaller Role for the NCAA

President says maybe the decisions should be made by conferences or schools

(Newser) - All-powerful, national, centralized governance of college sports might be outdated, NCAA President Mark Emmert suggested on Thursday. Perhaps conferences and schools should make the decisions, he said, or maybe each sport should be run individually. Emmert made his remarks in an interview with several reporters, USA Today reports, saying it'...

Supreme Court's NCAA Ruling Is a Big Deal
Supreme Court's NCAA
Ruling Is a Big Deal
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Supreme Court's NCAA Ruling Is a Big Deal

Decision undermines group's longstanding argument against student pay

(Newser) - The Supreme Court ruled against the NCAA Monday in a case involving the compensation of student athletes, and the decision is getting lots of attention for good reason. The unanimous decision is "narrow but potentially transformative," writes Nina Totenberg at NPR . That is, while the case doesn't...

Supreme Court Sides With College Athletes on Benefits

Ruling could make it easier for them to be compensated for non-tuition expenses

(Newser) - In a ruling that could push changes in college athletics, the Supreme Court on Monday unanimously sided with a group of former college athletes over rules limiting certain compensation. The high court ruled that NCAA limits on the education-related benefits that colleges can offer athletes who play Division I basketball...

He Carried Team to NCAA Tournament, Died Days Later

Oscar Frayer, sister die in car accident, just like their father

(Newser) - A basketball player from Grand Canyon University has died days after playing in his first NCAA tournament. California native Oscar Frayer, 23—who lost his father in a car accident when he was only 7—died in a Tuesday car accident that also killed his older sister, 28-year-old Andrea Moore,...

The NCAA Is Making a Huge Shift
Making a Huge Shift

The NCAA Is Making a Huge Shift

Moves toward allowing student athletes to be compensated for their name, image, likeness

(Newser) - The NCAA Board of Governors took the first step Tuesday toward allowing amateur athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to permit them to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The United States' largest governing body for college athletics realized that it...

California's Seismic Decision Could Reshape College Sports

State will let college athletes hire agents, make money from endorsements

(Newser) - California will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements, defying the NCAA and setting up a likely legal challenge that could reshape amateur sports in the US. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday he signed the law that would let athletes at California universities make money from...

This Could Mean Huge Change in College Sports

California wants to let players get paid for endorsements; bill is on governor's desk

(Newser) - 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 NCAA that could jeopardize the athletic futures of powerhouse programs like USC, UCLA, and Stanford, per the AP . Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Star QB Cleared After Cops' Drug-Test Mistake

Officers insisted white stuff on Shai Werts' car was cocaine; he said it was bird poop

(Newser) - Cops claimed the white substance on Shai Werts' car was cocaine. The starting quarterback for Georgia Southern University said it was bird poop. "I play football, so I don't do cocaine," the 21-year-old told officers July 31 as he was pulled over for speeding in South Carolina....

College Football Recruiting Site Eyes 6th-Graders says 105-pound QB is 'incredibly composed' and 'very polished'

(Newser) - College football recruiting site is watching Tyson Thornton and Daron Bryden . Tyson, it said in a recent talent report , has "great explosiveness and surprisingly good body control for a kid his size and age," while Daron (who once beat NFL QB Matt Hasselbeck in an accuracy...

Joe Montana's Son Among 8 ND Football Players Arrested

Campus party got a wee bit out of control

(Newser) - Must have been some party: Cops in South Bend, Indiana, sent more than 40 people to the county jail last night after breaking up a college bash. Most are charged with underage drinking, and notable arrestees include Nate Montana, son of Joe Montana, who will be battling for the school's...

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