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NCAA postpones vote on name, image and likeness until future date

NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks during a March 29, 2018 news conference at the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, in San Antonio.
January 18, 2021

Just a couple of months ago, it seemed that the NCAA would take the unprecedented action of finally approving the right for student-athletes to make money off their name, image and likeness  (NIL).  The...

COLUMN: College basketball lacks leadership as the sport struggles to play through a pandemic

: Oregon's LJ Figueroa, left, struggles for control of the ball with Washington's Quade Green, bottom right, and Hameir Wright during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Seattle.
December 13, 2020

There is only one word that can describe the current state of college basketball: dysfunctional.  As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to worsen in America, college basketball is hell-bent on playing...

NCAA grants an extra year of eligibility to winter sports athletes

DePaul women's basketball senior Deja Church drives past a Marquette defender during the Big East championship game on March 9.
October 18, 2020

The NCAA has granted all Division I winter sports athletes an extra year of eligibility due to the possibility of the season being impacted by Covid-19. A similar decision was made for fall sports athletes,...

NCAA releases Covid-19 guidelines for college basketball

DePaul men’s basketball head coach Dave Leitao talks to a referee during the Blue Demons’ game against Georgetown on Feb. 8 at Wintrust Arena.
September 27, 2020

A week after approving a start date for the 2020-21 college basketball season, Nov. 25, the NCAA has now released guidelines for testing, travel considerations and access to the court and bench areas.  The...

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.
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...

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
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...

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.
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...

NCAA decision gives spring sports athletes extra opportunity

DePaul golfer Charlie Spencer-White.
April 5, 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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

State bills pressure NCAA to change ways

State bills pressure NCAA to change ways
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...

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.
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...

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