Playoff Fans in the Cold as College Football Plots Its Future

Recent huddles among the sport’s leaders have shown how much television drives their thinking.

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Diamond Johnson Uses Prep Snub as Fuel for College Success

Diamond Johnson is making a name for herself at North Carolina State after being snubbed for a major high school honor.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #iverson-allen, #johnson-diamond, #north-carolina-state-university

College Football Playoff Warns Teams Could Forfeit Because of Virus

Texas A&M also withdrew from the Gator Bowl, leaving Wake Forest, for the moment, without an opponent.

#college-athletics, #college-football-playoff-national-championship, #football-college, #hancock-william-r-jr-1950, #texas-am-university, #wake-forest-university

The Smaller, Everyday Deals for College Athletes Under New Rules

Although players with six-figure deals have attracted most of the public attention, thousands of athletes are pulling in just enough for books or date nights under name, image and likeness agreements.

#athletics-and-sports, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #duquesne-university, #student-athlete-compensation, #university-of-pittsburgh

More Teams Are Contenders This Women’s College Basketball Season

And some teams at the top have worked hard to get better ahead of the N.C.A.A. tournament in March.

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The Difference Between an Unpaid and a Paid Student-Athlete? Not Much.

Since July, the N.C.A.A. has allowed athletes to make money from endorsement deals. Fans don’t seem to mind.

#college-athletics, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #saturdaynewsletter, #student-athlete-compensation

A Cog in the College Admissions Scandal Speaks Out

A former sailing coach who took a plea deal for shuffling bribes to Stanford’s athletic program says his colleagues knew where the money was coming from.

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Robert Gates Ran the Pentagon. Can He Help Save the N.C.A.A.?

The former defense secretary now leads a committee that could remake college sports — or, as often happens with the N.C.A.A., that has little to show after many meetings.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #gates-robert-m, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn

What Can Sports Teach Us?

Sports matter, even if you don’t identify as a fan.

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This Season’s Vital College Football Statistic: Vaccination Rates

With forfeits possible this year, teams see vaccinations as competitive advantages, prompting locker room campaigns to drive rates higher.

#coaches-and-managers, #college-athletics, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #football-college, #kiffin-lane, #mississippi, #pennsylvania-state-university, #university-of-arizona, #university-of-georgia, #university-of-mississippi, #university-of-wisconsin-madison, #vaccination-and-immunization

A Lifeline to Let College Teams Play On

The University of Alaska Anchorage set specific goals for targeted teams to survive. Millions of dollars poured in, suggesting a template for schools hoping to keep programs afloat.

#alpine-skiing, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #gymnastics, #hockey-ice, #university-of-alaska-anchorage

A New Era in College Sports

For more than a century, the N.C.A.A. banned student-athletes from earning money. That is about to change.

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College Athletes May Earn Money From Their Fame, N.C.A.A. Rules

Here’s a breakdown of why the N.C.A.A. finally relented to pressure to allow athletes to make money beyond the cost of attending their universities.

#college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #student-athlete-compensation

The Queen of Basketball: How Lusia Harris Changed the Game

Lusia Harris led her team to three national championships, scored the first basket in women’s Olympic history and was an official draft pick in 1977.

#black-people, #college-athletics, #documentary-films-and-programs, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #lusia-harris, #mississippi, #national-basketball-assn, #olympic-games-1976, #women-and-girls, #womens-national-basketball-assn

College Players May Make Money Off Their Fame, NCAA Panel Recommends

Pressured by a wave of state laws taking effect on July 1, the college sports industry is on the verge of letting players profit off their names, images and likenesses.

#athletics-and-sports, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #states-us, #student-athlete-compensation

College Players May Make Money Off Their Fame, Powerful N.C.A.A. Panel Recommends

Pressured by a wave of state laws taking effect on July 1, the college sports industry is on the verge of letting players profit off their names, images and likenesses.

#athletics-and-sports, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #states-us, #student-athlete-compensation

N.C.A.A. Misses Target to Approve Rules to Let Players Profit Off Their Fame

Top leaders will meet again on Monday, three days before several state laws challenging the college sports industry are expected to take effect.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #student-athlete-compensation

Ruling Dings N.C.A.A., but It Keeps Rule-Making Power

The narrow ruling was not quite the blow that the critics of college sports had hoped would bring the system crashing down.

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Will College Athletes Make Money? Here’s Where the Debate Stands.

The financial realities for college athletes will dramatically change this summer. State governments, the N.C.A.A. and Congress all have a hand in shaping what that might look like.

#college-athletics, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #sankey-greg, #student-athlete-compensation

N.C.A.A. Chief, Pressured by State Laws, Pushes to Let Athletes Cash In

Five states are poised to allow college athletes to profit from their fame starting on July 1, and the N.C.A.A.’s leader says the association is preparing to respond.

#athletics-and-sports, #atlantic-coast-conference, #basketball-college, #big-ten-conference, #coaches-and-managers, #college-athletics, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football-college, #law-and-legislation, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #politics-and-government, #southeastern-conference, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #student-athlete-compensation, #university-of-miami, #university-of-south-florida

Denied a Season, Some Ivy League Athletes Craft a Baseball Gap Year

The Ivy League, unlike most Division I conferences, decided against spring sports. That has led some athletes, like baseball players at Brown, to find outside ways to train.

#baseball, #baseball-college, #brown-university, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #ivy-league, #ncaa-baseball-championships

N.C.A.A. Extends Emmert’s Deal, Surprising Athletic Leaders

Mark Emmert’s extension stunned conference commissioners and university athletic directors and reflected some stubbornness as the N.C.A.A. faces legacy-shaping reckonings.

#boards-of-directors, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn

New N.C.A.A. Rule Benefits Athletes Who Transfer Colleges

Under a plan tentatively approved Wednesday, Division I players who transfer will not need to sit out a year before they can play.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn

Hope Trautwein Discusses Her 21-Strikeout Perfect Game

Hope Trautwein of North Texas threw a perfect game that outdid all the others, striking out 21 in seven flawless innings.

#college-athletics, #content-type-personal-profile, #softball, #trautwein-hope, #university-of-north-texas

N.C.A.A. Won’t Cancel Events Over Transgender Laws, Yet

L.G.B.T.Q. advocates have pressed the N.C.A.A. to move events from states considering such laws, but so far the organization has stopped short.

#college-athletics, #emmert-mark, #human-rights-campaign, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Ex-Northeastern Coach Solicited Nude Photos From Students, U.S. Says

Steve Waithe, 28, was charged with cyberstalking and fraud in a scheme to get female track-and-field athletes at Northeastern University to send him nude or seminude photos, federal prosecutors said.

#college-athletics, #cyberharassment, #frauds-and-swindling, #northeastern-university, #waithe-steve

Champions Crowned, N.C.A.A. Returns to Its Pre-Covid Problems

If anything, the coronavirus pandemic only deferred, highlighted or exacerbated the issues confronting college sports.

#basketball-college, #baylor-university, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #gonzaga-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #stadiums-and-arenas, #vanderveer-tara

As N.C.A.A. Tournament Ends, So Does Life in Basketball Bubble

The travails of athletes underscore the burdens on athletes in pulling off the three-week basketball bonanza.

#basketball-college, #baylor-university, #college-athletics, #gonzaga-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #oregon-state-university, #student-athlete-compensation, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university

How an NCAA Basketball Team Relinquished Its Season

The pandemic led to tough decisions for many college sports programs. Here is a look at how and why one of them, the Dixie State women’s basketball team, chose to stop playing.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dixie-state-university, #gustin-jd, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Women’s Basketball Is a Renewed Flashpoint for an Embattled N.C.A.A.

Women’s college basketball has followed a similar competitive arc to the men’s game. But nearly 50 years after Title IX, it is still struggling for full acceptance in college sports.

#ackerman-val, #auriemma-geno, #basketball-college, #close-cori-1971, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #hillmon-naz, #lyke-heather, #mcgraw-muffet, #mulkey-kim, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #vanderveer-tara, #women-and-girls

The N.C.A.A. is Under Scrutiny in Washington

The N.C.A.A. is under scrutiny on Capitol Hill and at the Supreme Court. The pressure for college sports to change is bound to intensify.

#basketball-college, #big-12-conference, #big-ten-conference, #booker-cory-a, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #emmert-mark, #law-and-legislation, #national-college-players-assn, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #pacific-12-conference, #remy-donald-m, #united-states-politics-and-government

NCAA Acknowledges $13.5 Million Tournament Budget Gap

Financial details revealed publicly for the first time show that the N.C.A.A.’s budget for the men’s tournament was nearly double that of the women’s tournament in 2019.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women

How The World’s Largest NCAA Men’s Bracket in Indianapolis Gets Updated

Line by line, workers update this avatar for the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #indianapolis-ind, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #san-antonio-tex

What We Learned From the First Weekend of the N.C.A.A. Basketball Men’s Tournament

The Big Ten’s teams have faltered, the Pac-12’s have excelled and the upsets have been steady.

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At N.C.A.A. Tournaments, Unequal Facilities for Women

Officials apologized for providing inadequate facilities for the women’s basketball players, but later acknowledged they were also receiving cheaper, less sensitive coronavirus tests.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #indianapolis-ind, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #san-antonio-tex, #women-and-girls

College Athletes Seek to Use March Stage to Pressure N.C.A.A.

The #NotNCAAProperty movement is the latest iteration of long-held criticisms of how benefits for athletes have not kept up with the profits in college sports.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #emmert-mark, #income, #livers-isaiah-1998, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women

NCAA Changes Covid-19 Quarantine Rules for March Madness Tournaments

Teams arriving in Indiana for the men’s basketball tournament were supposed to quarantine for two days. Iona, with the N.C.A.A.’s blessing, held a practice on its first day.

#basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #college-athletics, #emmert-mark, #iona-college, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #pitino-rick, #quarantines, #university-of-kansas, #university-of-virginia

Stanford Earns the Top Seed in Women’s N.C.A.A. Tournament

The Cardinal were joined by UConn, South Carolina and North Carolina State as No. 1 seeds in the tournament that begins Sunday.

#auriemma-geno, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #mcgraw-muffet, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #stanford-university, #texas-am-university, #university-of-connecticut, #university-of-south-carolina, #vanderveer-tara

N.C.A.A. Women’s Basketball: What You Need to Know

A possible showdown between Baylor and UConn. A spotlight on Maryland’s sophomore stars. A little bit of chaos among the bubble teams.

#basketball-college, #baylor-university, #college-athletics, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #university-of-connecticut

March Madness Arrives: 68-Team N.C.A.A. Tournament Field Revealed

Gonzaga, Baylor, Illinois and Michigan were awarded No. 1 seeds as the bracket was revealed on Selection Sunday.

#basketball-college, #baylor-university, #college-athletics, #gonzaga-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-illinois, #university-of-michigan

Duke Out of A.C.C. Tournament Because of Coronavirus

The trouble for the Blue Devils will likely spark new skepticism of the N.C.A.A.’s plan to hold a national tournament next week in Indiana.

#atlantic-coast-conference, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duke-university, #florida-state-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn

Gonzaga May Miss March’s Madness

Gonzaga finally has the most dominant team in college basketball and a shot at a national championship. But what could be a historic run has none of the trappings of the N.C.A.A. tournament’s usual fanfare.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #few-mark, #gonzaga-university, #ionescu-sabrina-1997, #kispert-corey, #morrison-adam, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #university-of-oregon

N.C.A.A. Basketball Tournaments Will Welcome Fans After All

Some epidemiologists say it’s a bad idea, because the games will attract people from all over the country to Indianapolis and San Antonio, the cities that will host every game of the men’s and women’s tournaments.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hinkle-fieldhouse, #indianapolis-ind, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #san-antonio-tex, #stadiums-and-arenas

For This College Athlete, Covid-19 Was Just the Start of a Nightmare

After learning she had myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart that has been linked to some Covid cases, Vanderbilt basketball player Demi Washington spent months hoping she could play again someday.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #heart, #vanderbilt-university, #washington-demi

E.A. Sports Will Resurrect College Football Video Game

The planned return of a game beloved by fans was announced amid a protracted national debate over whether players should be paid for their images.

#college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #collegiate-licensing-co, #computer-and-video-games, #electronic-arts-inc, #football-college, #national-college-players-assn, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn

‘Thinking of You Today’: The Texts That Helped Me Mourn the Oklahoma State Crash

Reflecting on the 2001 plane crash that killed 10 people, including two players and six others associated with the men’s basketball program.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-fatalities, #journalism-schools, #newspapers, #oklahoma-state-university

Hammered by Pandemic, N.C.A.A. Revenue Falls by $600 Million

Insurance helped the N.C.A.A. partly recover from the cancellation of its men’s basketball tournament — a decision that cost it more than $800 million.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men

Tennessee Fires Football Coach Amid Investigation

Coach Jeremy Pruitt and nine members of his football program’s staff were fired after ongoing investigations into the team’s recruitment practices showed violations of N.C.A.A. rules.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #coaches-and-managers, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #fulmer-phillip-1950, #pruitt-jeremy-1974, #tennessee, #university-of-tennessee

Pandemic Victories for College Sports Have All Come With Caveats

And the problems made clear in staging a football season now shift to a basketball season that is looking toward a complicated March.

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N.C.A.A. President Seeks Delay on Vote to Let Students Profit From Fame

Facing pressure from the Justice Department, the N.C.A.A. president “strongly recommended” postponing a crucial decision, almost certainly extending a protracted debate.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #basketball-college, #california, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #florida, #football-college, #law-and-legislation, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #state-legislatures