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NCAA approves start date for college basketball

DePaul senior Deja Church drives to the basket against Destiny Strother in the Big East Tournament championship game on March 9 at Wintrust Arena.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 20, 2020

Six months after the 2019-2020 college basketball season was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the sport now has its start date for the upcoming season.  The Division I council voted on Wednesday to approve Nov. 25 as the start date for the men’s and women’s college basketball season, tw...

COMMENTARY: New NCAA recommendations for NIL don’t mean anything until real plan is in place

COMMENTARY: New NCAA recommendations for NIL don't mean anything until real plan is in place

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 4, 2020

On Wednesday, the NCAA admitted they are a bunch of hypocrites when it comes to student-athletes making money based on their name, image and likeness (NIL).  During a media call, the NCAA announced that its Board of Governors supported rule changes to allow student-athletes to make money from th...

NCAA takes new steps in name, image, likeness rules

In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh.

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

May 4, 2020

The NCAA has made its next step in allowing student-athletes to profit off of their name, image and likeness. On Wednesday , the board of governors supported a rule change that would grant student-athletes the opportunity to receive compensation from third-party commercial entities.  Through endorsem...

NCAA decision gives spring sports athletes extra opportunity

DePaul golfer Charlie Spencer-White.

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 6, 2020

DePaul spring sports athletes had to cope with the quick news that they would not be playing another second of their still-young seasons in mid-March, when the Big East shut down all spring sports competition due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s golf, and men’s and women’s tra...

Division 1 Council grants extra year of eligibility for spring sport athletes

Grace Calhoun, Athletic Director at Penn, leads the Division 1 council that made the decision to grant an extra year of eligibility to spring sports athletes.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

March 30, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council voted to allow schools to grant spring sport athletes an extra year of eligibility on Monday, in light of the cancellation of all division one sports for the rest of the academic year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Scholarship rules were adjusted to allow schools to retain more ...

NCAA considering changing transfer rules to allow student-athletes to be eligible immediately

Brandon Cyrus left DePaul after the 2017-2018 season to go to UC Santa Barbara.

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

The discourse in college sports this past academic year was dominated early around paying student-athletes due to bills passed by state legislators around the country. In 2020, words from various conferences like the B1G and ACC have sparked a further discussion over changes to the transfer portal. More s...

State bills pressure NCAA to change ways

State bills pressure NCAA to change ways

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

The discourse around paying college athletes has been growing more and more in recent months. The name, image and likeness argument based around athletes not being able to profit from their image has started to move in an unprecedented direction for the NCAA. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bil...

NCAA board approves athlete compensation for image, likeness

In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh.

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press

October 29, 2019

The NCAA took a major step Tuesday toward allowing college athletes to cash in on their fame, voting to permit them to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The nation's largest governing body for college sports and its member schools now must figure out how to allow athletes to...

OPINION: NCAA needs to pay up

OPINION: NCAA needs to pay up

Brian Gilbert, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2019

It’s absolutely time for college athletes to get paid. It’s also time for the NCAA and the federal government to come together and cooperate on creating a federal Fair Pay to Play bill that would allow college athletes across the nation to make money off their name, image or likeness. Some states,...

COMMENTARY: Fair Play Act won’t let the NCAA hide behind old excuses

NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks during a March 29, 2018 news conference at the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, in San Antonio. The NCAA is on its heels again, playing defense of its archaic amateurism rules after missing an opportunity to get out in front of an issue.

Lawrence Kreymer and Nate Burleyson

October 7, 2019

A storm is brewing in college athletics –  one that the NCAA can’t contain anymore. It’s time to pay their student-athletes. For 113 years, the NCAA has prevented its student-athletes from getting paid or making money based off their likeness, as well as barring them from accepting any endorsement ...

California to let college athletes sign endorsement deals

In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh.

Adam Beam, Associated Press

September 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Defying the NCAA, California's governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge. Under the law, which takes effect...

Leitao to receive extension following NCAA sanctions

DePaul head coach Dave Leitao paces the sidelines during the Blue Demons' game against Georgetown on March 6 in Wintrust Arena.

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2019

For close to two decades, DePaul’s men’s basketball program has been searching for a head coach that can return the Blue Demons to their winning ways. This past Thursday the university doubled down on current head coach Dave Leitao, announcing his contract will be extended through the 2023-24 basketball...

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