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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...

With gyms, fitness centers shut down, student-athletes find new ways to work out to stay ready for season

DePaul sophomore forward Jake Fuderer looks onto the field as pouring rain comes down on Oct. 27, 2019.

Sahil Gujarati, Contributing Writer

April 27, 2020

The spread of the coronavirus pandemic is agonizing everyone globally. The increasing number of cases every single day along with the delaying of the vaccine is causing ruckus in the world. With a layer of despondency encapsulating us in this current situation, it is very easy for us to lose our stabili...

Chicago Teachers Union strike may be over, but continues to affect student athletes

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union walk the streets of Chicago to strike for support staff members, smaller class sizes and paid prep time on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Joey Cahue, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2019

Endless hours of after-school practices, long commutes to away games and late nights buried in books after their games – all this demanding work and preparation could go to waste for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high school athletes hoping to get noticed by college coaches and scouts, due to the Chicago ...

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...

New California law to let college athletes sign endorsement deals

Califorina Governor Gavin Newsome (left) appereaed on LeBron James’ show “The Shop” on Tuesday to do a mock signing of the Fair Pay to Play Act.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

October 7, 2019

For years there has been talk to upend how college athletics works in the U.S., but in each of those instances, the NCAA didn’t budge from their catbird seat. On Sept. 30, however, California’s governor signed a bill that would allow college athletes to make money off their name, image and likeness...

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...

OPINION: You can’t pay student athletes without hurting the community

Graduate senior Rebekah Dahlman celebrates with family.

Noah Festenstein, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019

Student athletes getting paid has been a tough conversation recently. Many factors support both sides of the argument, a big factor being students and their relationship with those student athletes. College athletes receive different kinds of privileges: workout facilities, personal trainers, rehab...

Student-athletes or athlete-students?

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Liliana Trifilio, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2018

You wake up. The alarm clock is still buzzing in your ear as you scarf down a breakfast burrito and begin packing your uniform. For a moment you think about the final project you haven’t started yet and decide to shake the thought. You need to concentrate on what counts. You need to be prepared for an...

Student athletes get to work in service trip to Guatemala

Nine DePaul student atheletes worked to complete landscaping projects with Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos. (Photo courtesey of robert sakamoto)

Amber Colón

September 11, 2017

This summer, members of DePaul Athletics teamed up to complete a service trip in Parramos, Guatemala. Senior Joe Hanel led and organized the trip after being inspired to recreate an experience he had with an organization called Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and...

Sports vs. school: Student athletes must balance academics with athletics

DePaul sophomore R.J. Curington is a student-athlete and supports his team at Allstate Arena against Marquette. (DePaulia File)

Danielle Harris

February 1, 2015

Two former University of North Carolina student-athletes have filed a lawsuit against the Chapel Hill institution, as well as the NCAA, claiming academic fraud. Rashanda McCants, who played for the women’s basketball team, and Devon Ramsay, a former football player, argued that the university and the NCAA have failed their student-athletes by not provi...

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