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The NCAA has long fought to preserve amateurism in collegiate sports. As a result, NCAA athletes have not been able to profit off of their name, image, and likeness (NIL). However, that recently changed when California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Fair Pay to Play Act, making it legal for athletes at California universities […]

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“In order to preserve the character and quality of the “product,” athletes must not be paid, must be required to attend class, and the like.”

In 1984, the Supreme Court scrutinized the actions of the NCAA in the television market, declaring that the NCAA’s “monopsomy” on broadcasting rights was a violation of the Sherman Antitrust […]

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Bribes in the Name of Amateurism: The FBI and the NCAA

On February 25, 2018 By

In late September, the FBI arrested ten individuals with connections to NCAA college basketball on bribery and corruption charges. These individuals included assistant basketball coaches at the University of Arizona, Auburn University, the University of Southern California, and Oklahoma State University, as well as an executive from Adidas. Recently,Continue Reading

Should college athletes be paid for their performance? Should athletic programs pay college athletes for using the athletes in marketing and business ventures? Two different questions and two highly debated, yet predictable, responses. If you ask this question to current and former college athletes, the answer to both is likely to be “yes” — but […]

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Money talks. So do shady sports agents, apparently. The most recent edition of Sports Illustrated contains one agent’s confession regarding the dirty-side of being a sports agent — paying off college athletes as a means of gaining clientele. NCAA bylaws prohibit collegiate players from receiving such improper benefits […]

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As March Madness wrapped up last week, the NCAA unveiled a proposal to expand the men’s basketball tournament to 96 teams, an increase of 31 from the current 65-team competition. Although the plan has not been confirmed, it appears likely the NCAA will adopt the expansion by next season.

While the […]

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Settlement Leaves NCAA Rule in Force

On October 13, 2009 By

A fundamental precept of college athletics is amateurism. That is part of the charm of college sports, and the NCAA is committed to keeping it that way. However, in February, an Ohio court ruling declared that one rule aiming to preserve this quality goes too far.

The rule, NCAA bylaw, prohibits […]

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