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A Supreme Court ruling creates an existential crisis for the NCAA and its anachronistic idea of amateurism

BY: - June 29, 2021

By Bob Lewis The world of bigtime college sports is about to change profoundly in ways not even experts yet comprehend because of a bombshell U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Last week’s unanimous and unambiguous decision in NCAA v. Alston eviscerates the American college football and basketball cartel’s business model of earning […]

College athletes score a big win in the U.S. Supreme Court in NCAA dispute

BY: - June 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that the National Collegiate Athletics Association cannot limit educational compensation to student athletes due to their amateur status. The 9-0 decision in NCAA v. Alston was delivered by Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, who said the college athletics body is not exempt from antitrust law. “Put simply, this […]

U.S. Senate panel grapples with fast-approaching state laws on rights of student athletes

BY: - June 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — There was little disagreement among senators Wednesday over whether a national law is needed to standardize what soon will be a patchwork of conflicting state statutes allowing some student athletes to earn money from their personal brands. But the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing shed little light on what a potential federal law […]

States poised to allow college athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness

BY: - June 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — A seismic shift will rock college sports next month, when a handful of new state laws go into effect allowing student athletes to make money off their personal images. It’s been against the rules governing collegiate sports for student athletes to make a profit off their name or image — a practice that’s […]

Ohio bill wants to let college athletes make money on name, likeness

BY: - May 28, 2021

Joe Burrow was still a backup quarterback for Ohio State University when he started speaking out against what he viewed as a fundamental unfairness. The Buckeyes program was worth more than $1.5 billion. The coach made north of $5 million per season, with a host of bonus incentives for postseason success.  Yet a burgeoning star […]

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Without a statewide strategy for schools and sports, everyone is on their own

BY: - August 31, 2020

Ohio has entered a new strange phase of the coronavirus pandemic. To borrow from a circulating meme, Ohio is where “college students go to school but don’t play sports, and high school students play sports but don’t go to school.” Gov. Mike DeWine in recent weeks gave the green light for a fall season of […]

Ex-OSU prez Gordon Gee wants to ‘dance with the pandemic’ in college athletics

BY: - May 20, 2020

Former Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee, who is now president of West Virginia University, wants to “dance with the pandemic rather than be fearful of it,” when it comes to college athletics, CBS News is reporting. The comments came as the NCAA Council was slated to vote Wednesday whether to allow on-campus, voluntary […]

As coronavirus threat evolves, DeWine plans to force leagues to block spectators

BY: - March 12, 2020

Twenty-four hours prior, he was asking. On Tuesday, Gov. Mike DeWine was telling. Speaking at the latest of what has become a daily briefing of advancements of the novel coronavirus in Ohio, DeWine said he was going to issue a legal order within the next few days to prohibit professional and collegiate teams from allowing […]