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.
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.
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.
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.
Under a plan tentatively approved Wednesday, Division I players who transfer will not need to sit out a year before they can play.
Hope Trautwein of North Texas threw a perfect game that outdid all the others, striking out 21 in seven flawless innings.
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.
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.
If anything, the coronavirus pandemic only deferred, highlighted or exacerbated the issues confronting college sports.
The travails of athletes underscore the burdens on athletes in pulling off the three-week basketball bonanza.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Line by line, workers update this avatar for the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament.
The Big Ten’s teams have faltered, the Pac-12’s have excelled and the upsets have been steady.
Officials apologized for providing inadequate facilities for the women’s basketball players, but later acknowledged they were also receiving cheaper, less sensitive coronavirus tests.
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.
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.
The Cardinal were joined by UConn, South Carolina and North Carolina State as No. 1 seeds in the tournament that begins Sunday.
A possible showdown between Baylor and UConn. A spotlight on Maryland’s sophomore stars. A little bit of chaos among the bubble teams.
Gonzaga, Baylor, Illinois and Michigan were awarded No. 1 seeds as the bracket was revealed on Selection Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reflecting on the 2001 plane crash that killed 10 people, including two players and six others associated with the men’s basketball program.
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.
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.
And the problems made clear in staging a football season now shift to a basketball season that is looking toward a complicated March.
Facing pressure from the Justice Department, the N.C.A.A. president “strongly recommended” postponing a crucial decision, almost certainly extending a protracted debate.
The 67-game hoops bonanza will be played in and around Indianapolis as the N.C.A.A. tries to limit travel during the pandemic.
The University of Connecticut led the way in shutting down its program in deference to coronavirus precautions. Most of the Huskies’ peers lacked the courage to do the same.
Both semifinals are being played in abnormal circumstances: The Rose Bowl will be in Texas, and the Sugar Bowl will feature teams hit hard by the coronavirus.
It brought joy — and revenue. But the full cost will never be tallied.
The team is the first Power Five basketball team to start and stop its season because of the pandemic. The men’s basketball team is expected to continue playing.
An appeals court said restrictions on compensation tied to education violated federal antitrust laws.
The Southeastern Conference is poised to become the richest conference in college football after it struck a television deal with Disney, which owns ABC and ESPN.
Vivek Murthy was a central figure in the decision to cancel the March Madness basketball tournaments. He’s poised to have a major role in the Biden administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The cancellation raised the possibility that Ohio State might not qualify to play in the Big Ten championship game later this month.
Schools will reopen as abruptly as they closed — but only for some.
Because cheerleading is not governed by the N.C.A.A., its participants can sign lucrative endorsement deals that would lead to punishment for most college athletes, including soon-to-be N.F.L. and N.B.A. millionaires.
The final rankings will not come until at least Dec. 20. But on Tuesday night, the Playoff’s selection committee gave an early look at how it’s approaching the pandemic-upended year.
The conference said it would not stage sports like basketball and hockey as coronavirus infections rise to record-breaking levels.
For a long time, I resisted the idea. But after watching the N.C.A.A. take years to enforce its own rules, I changed my mind.
In response to the coronavirus, the conference first said no to fall football on its campuses. Then, after being pulled in different directions by players, politicians and others, the league reversed course.
The university said an earlier positive test result was false, after a series of negative tests. He is expected to take the field against Georgia.
The biggest league in college football has postponed two games this week and seen the sport’s most famous coach enter isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus.
The decision came days after Florida’s coach described the football program as “a model of safety” during the pandemic.