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The end of generations of exploitation by the NCAA is finally in sight | Etan Thomas

A long-overdue rule change means athletes will no longer have to worry about their parents not being able to see them play or not having enough money to go home for ChristmasLast week the NCAA took the first step toward allowing the amateur athletes wh…

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NCAA votes to allow college athletes to make money from their fame

Athletes may benefit from use of ‘name, image and likeness’Chair Michael V Drake says NCAA ‘must embrace change’The NCAA, the largest governing body of college sports, has taken the first step toward allowing athletes to cash in on their fame. Its boar…

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In college sports, non-athletes suffer just as much as the stars on the field

Athletics programs put a huge financial burden on colleges. And it is the non-athlete students who often have to foot the billIn defiance of the NCAA, California governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 206 into law last month, better known as the Fair Pay to P…

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‘Game changer’: inside the fight to end exploitation of athletes at US colleges

A California law could reshape college sports by finally allowing students to cash in on a multibillion-dollar industryDonald De La Haye just wanted to make YouTube videos.In 2017, as kicker for the football team at Central Florida University, De La Ha…

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LeBron James celebrates California law allowing college athletes to make money

State’s governor signs law allowing athlete endorsementsCollege sports’ governing body has fought against lawCalifornia has defied US college sports’ governing body, the NCAA, after the state’s governor signed a law on Monday that will let college athl…

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Will a California bill give players a slice of college sports’ $14bn pie?

California’s governor is on the verge of signing the Fair Pay to Play Act, which promises to end the exploitation of student-athletes by the multibillion-dollar college sports industryThis week LeBron James, Bernie Sanders and countless other heavy hit…

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California passes bill that would allow college players to make money

Student athletes would earn money from endorsementsBill still needs to be approved by California’s governorThe California assembly has passed legislation to let student athletes make money, setting up a confrontation with the college sports’ governing …

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The Rich Paul Rule is proof the NCAA knows its days are numbered

The NCAA’s reversal on a rule requiring agents for student-athletes to have college degrees is the clearest indication yet this dressed-up cartel is facing an existential crisisThe National Collegiate Athletic Association’s risible Rich Paul Rule is th…

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DeMarcus Cousins attacks NCAA ‘bullshit’ after Zion Williamson injury

College star Williamson hurt knee on Wednesday nightWarriors star Cousins says college basketball is ‘crooked’Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins has attacked college basketball after the game’s top prospect, Zion Williamson, suffered a scary…

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Trevor Lawrence is already great at 19. Money is keeping him out of the NFL

The Clemson quarterback may as well have been created in a lab by NFL talent scouts. But he won’t be paid to play for at least another two yearsClemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence completed the most remarkable freshman season in recent history on Monda…

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The NCAA must end their silence on sexual violence in college sports

As conferences take steps to combat sexual violence in college sports, the NCAA’s silence is an effective abdication of their responsibility to protect women on campusCollege sports’ Big Sky Conference made an important announcement this month: they pl…

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New college basketball guidelines only strengthen a rotten, exploitative system

Condoleezza Rice had the chance to change a sport that makes money off players who are often from poor backgrounds. She failed badlyThere are few sports systems more exploitive than American college basketball. The NCAA is a $1bn business in which coll…

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Villanova cruise through to NCAA Final Four despite uneven performance

Wildcats aiming to repeat national title run from 2016Nova uncharacteristically poor from beyond the arcVillanova are going back to the Final Four, and the underdogs should get ready for the top-seeded Wildcats.Eric Paschall had 12 points and 14 reboun…

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Meet 98-year-old Sister Jean: college basketball’s rising star – video

Sister Jean is the 98-year-old chaplain for Loyola-Chicago’s college basketball team. She goes beyond offering spiritual guidance, giving inspirational  speeches and emailing the players with postgame analysis. Her underdog team have caused an ups…

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Sister Jean: how a 98-year-old-nun became the hottest property in basketball

Loyola-Chicago’s chaplain dispenses coaching advice alongside spiritual guidance – and her underdog team is lighting up primetime college basketballA 98-year-old nun has become the face of college basketball and the sport is probably all the better for…

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The greatest upset ever: UMBC’s shock win comes when the sport needs it most

The Retrievers’ stunning takedown of Virginia reminded us why March Madness endures as one of America’s best sporting traditionsThat whoosh you heard on Friday night was the sound of millions of brackets across America simultaneously bursting into flam…

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Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament 2018: pick your bracket

March Madness is nearly upon us – now it’s time to make your predictions. Print out a copy or make your selections on our interactive bracket Continue reading…

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March Madness 2018: our writers predict the winners, sleepers and upsets

Will anyone stop Villanova? Who is this year’s Cinderella team? Our writers break down the bracket for the NCAA tournamentPrintable NCAA tournament bracket: make your picksFavorite Continue reading…

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Can stars like LeBron James save college basketball from corruption?

The college game is mired in scandal and it may take pressure from superstars in the NBA to fix deep-rooted problemsNobody is stepping up to fix college sports, so if LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony truly believe the NCAA is corrupt they are…

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LeBron James unsurprised by illegal payment claims around ‘corrupt’ NCAA

Cleveland Cavaliers star chose to skip college for NBASays colleges benefit more from players from amateur systemAs college basketball finds itself mired in scandal, with allegations of illegal payments to student athletes flying around, one man who fa…