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Will new rules make college athletes instant millionaires? Not so fast…

A supreme court ruling has paved the way for college athletes to make money from a $14bn industry. But don’t expect many of them to strike it richCollege sports’ governing body, the NCAA, ruled on Wednesday that college athletes will be allowed to prof…

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There’s never been a better time for US college athletes to unionize

The only meaningful counterweight to the NCAA system’s exploitative dynamics is unionization: the empowerment of athletes to defend their own interests as a collectiveAt times it can feel like it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end o…

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US supreme court notes ‘disturbing’ trends in colleges’ treatment of athletes

Student athletes’ dispute with NCAA reaches supreme courtLiberal and conservative justices appear sympathetic to athletesThe US supreme court on Wednesday seemed ready to give college athletes a win in a dispute with their governing body, the NCAA.With…

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US supreme court to hear case on payment for college athletes

Decision from court expected by end of June 2021Opponents say payments make students de facto professionalsThe US supreme court on Wednesday agreed to review a court decision that college sports’ governing body, the NCAA, says has blurred “the line bet…

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US supreme court to hear case on payment for college athletes

Decision from court expected by end of June 2021Opponents say payments make students de facto professionalsThe US supreme court on Wednesday agreed to review a court decision that college sports’ governing body, the NCAA, says has blurred “the line bet…

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US supreme court to hear case on payment for college athletes

Decision from court expected by end of June 2021Opponents say payments make students de facto professionalsThe US supreme court on Wednesday agreed to review a court decision that college sports’ governing body, the NCAA, says has blurred “the line bet…

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US supreme court to hear case on payment for college athletes

Decision from court expected by end of June 2021Opponents say payments make students de facto professionalsThe US supreme court on Wednesday agreed to review a court decision that college sports’ governing body, the NCAA, says has blurred “the line bet…

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UMass women’s tennis team stripped of title by NCAA over $252 phone bill

UMass tennis to forfeit three years of wins over telecom feeNCAA says UMass athletes received improper financial aidAmherst school will also be stripped of men’s basketball winsThe NCAA is stripping the University of Massachusetts women’s tennis team o…

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Empty stands and virtual bands: college football in the time of coronavirus

The first big weekend of college football in the US was mostly stripped of the pageantry that is at the heart of the game. The stands were empty, or attendance was limited, due to a pandemic that has upended the season Continue reading…

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Empty stands and virtual bands: college football in the time of coronavirus

The first big weekend of college football in the US was mostly stripped of the pageantry that is at the heart of the game. The stands were empty, or attendance was limited, due to a pandemic that has upended the season Continue reading…

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‘Like the Titanic’: NCAA’s experts warn of coronavirus spread in college football

NCAA experts warn of coronavirus spread for college footballBig Ten and Pac-12 decided against playing earlier this weekGraham: Why college football is the perfect storm for Covid-19The NCAA’s chief medical officer and two of its infectious disease exp…

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‘Like the Titanic’: NCAA’s experts warn of coronavirus spread in college football

NCAA experts warn of coronavirus spread for college footballBig Ten and Pac-12 decided against playing earlier this weekGraham: Why college football is the perfect storm for Covid-19The NCAA’s chief medical officer and two of its infectious disease exp…

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Why college football is the perfect storm for Covid-19

College football’s five wealthiest conferences face billions in lost revenue if the season is canceled due to the pandemic, which is the only reason why they have yet to pull the plugThe college football season is less than a month from kicking off on …

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‘We are being gaslit’: College football and Covid-19 are imperiling athletes

The NCAA is moving forward with plans for a college football season despite a nationwide surge in coronavirus cases, putting thousands of unpaid athletes in harm’s way“We’re just out here getting gaslit en masse by our university.”That’s how a college …

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‘Football may not happen this year’: Fauci casts doubt on NFL in 2020

Fauci: NFL unlikely ‘unless players are essentially in a bubble’Leading US health expert says second wave could doom seasonsCollege football faces even more complex problems than NFLAmerica’s most popular sport may be sidelined until 2021, according to…

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Can millionaire college coaches defend their salaries during Covid-19?

As the pandemic hits the revenue of universities across America, some are wondering whether seven-figure coaching salaries can be justifiedAfter Iowa State saw its Big-12 and NCAA basketball tournaments cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the sc…

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Eight years, 24 women: how Wesleyan failed the runners it was meant to protect

Two dozen women runners spoke out about a toxic culture at our college going back eight years. No one heard us until we heard each otherLast week, 24 former members of the women’s cross country team at Connecticut’s Wesleyan University, myself among th…

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NCAA tournament game in Baltimore held in empty gym for Covid-19

D-III tournament game held in empty gym at John HopkinsHost school offers refunds to fans who had bought ticketsUS infections from Covid-19 increase to over 200 in 18 statesIn what was believed to be the first US sports event held without fans because …

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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…