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NCAA Will Let Athletes Profit Off Their Names, Images And Likenesses

The NCAA's board said each division has to draft and enact the necessary rules no later than January 2021.

 | Adam Elrashidi

UCLA football helmets

Calif. Law Lets College Athletes Get Paid, Challenging NCAA Model

A new California law challenges one of the NCAA's core rules.

 | Adam Elrashidi

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament game

How Much Money From The NCAA's March Madness Goes To The Players?

The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament has pulled in around $1 billion in revenue, but the players don't get paid directly.

 | Cristina Mutchler

Head coach DJ Durkin of the Maryland Terrapins

Maryland Fires Football Coach DJ Durkin 1 Day After Reinstating Him

Just one day after the University of Maryland reinstated head football coach DJ Durkin, the school's president decided to fire him.

 | Briana Koeneman

Urban Meyer

Ohio State Suspended Urban Meyer For The Start Of The 2018 Season

Ohio State suspended its head football coach without pay because he didn't respond properly to abuse allegations against an assistant coach.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

University of Miami football player

Miami Football Team To Wear Uniforms Made With Recycled Ocean Waste

The Miami Hurricanes will wear uniforms made mostly from fishing nets and other waste found in the ocean.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer

Ohio State Football Coach Placed On Administrative Leave

Ohio State placed football coach Urban Meyer on administrative leave, following claims he knew of domestic abuse allegations by one of his assistants.

 | Joshua Kranzberg

2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship

Public Support For Paying College Athletes Is Still Largely About Race

Paying college athletes is not an explicitly race-focused conversation, but considering how many black people play, it's hard to separate the two.

 | Jamal Andress

A player for St. Bonaventure celebrates after making a basket in a March Madness game

The Scandal Hanging Over March Madness, Explained

The March Madness tournament is underway, and the FBI is making a cameo.

 | Carter Woodiel

Syracuse University men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim

The March Madness Bracket Was Tough On The Little Guys This Year

A basketball team winning most of its games isn't always enough to impress the selection committee — especially this season.

 | Carter Woodiel

Rick Pitino

Pitino Urges Louisville To Seek Legal Action Against The NCAA

Former University of Louisville coach says the NCAA's recent ruling to vacate a 2013 national championship is an "injustice."

 | Audrey Esther

Kolby Listenbee catches a pass.

University Sues Former Football Player Who Sued The School

Kolby Listenbee says doctors and coaches forced him to play hurt, costing him a chance at an NFL career.

 | Carter Woodiel

NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks to press

NCAA President Gets Caught In Michigan State Athletics Controversy

As early as 2010, NCAA President Mark Emmert reportedly knew about the athletic department's issues surrounding sexual assault.

 | Casey Mendoza

Former MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis

MSU Athletic Director Resigns Amid Larry Nassar Fallout

The Michigan State University official resigned hours before an ESPN story aired that alleged inaction on reports of sexual assault at the school.

 | James Packard

Larry Nassar appears in court to listen to victim impact statements prior to being sentenced.

The NCAA Is Investigating Michigan State Over Nassar Sexual Abuse Case

The NCAA opened an investigation into how Michigan State University handled sexual abuse allegations against former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

 | Briana Koeneman

LaVar Ball

LaVar Ball Is Pulling His Suspended Son LiAngelo Out Of UCLA

LiAngelo Ball was arrested for shoplifting in China on Nov. 7.

 | Carter Woodiel

Former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin

College Football Coaches Earn More Than Ever — Even When They're Fired

Even getting fired can mean a big payday for top-tier NCAA coaches.

 | Carter Woodiel

UCLA Player LiAngelo Ball

UCLA Players Detained In China Thank Trump For Their Release

The players were accused of stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store while they were in China for a game.

 | Gabrielle Ware

Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump

Trump Is Trying To Help The UCLA Basketball Players Arrested In China

Three players were accused of stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store while they were in China for a game.

 | Carter Woodiel

NCAA basketball logo

FBI Arrests NCAA Basketball Coaches, Adidas Rep & Others For Bribery

Undercover agents, secret recordings and more led to 10 people in college basketball being arrested overnight on bribery and corruption charges.

 | Jamal Andress

Joe Paterno leaving Penn State's football building.

Report Questions When Joe Paterno Learned About Sex Abuse Allegations

CNN obtained a police report that alleges Joe Paterno heard accusations against Jerry Sandusky earlier than previously thought.

 | Grant Suneson

LaMelo Ball shows off his new signature sneakers.

Lonzo Ball's Brother LaMelo Is Selling $400 Shoes, Risking NCAA Future

High school basketball player LaMelo Ball is selling his own line of $400 shoes. But that could make him ineligible to play college basketball.

 | Grant Suneson

The mascots of Louisiana State, Missouri, Auburn and Clemson (clockwise from top left)

NCAA Tigers Are Teaming Up To Protect Tigers In The Wild

Missouri, Louisiana State, Auburn and Clemson are forming the U.S. Tiger University Consortium to try to double wild tiger populations.

 | Grant Suneson

Louisville men's head basketball coach Rick Pitino alongside a player.

NCAA Suspends Louisville Head Coach For Not Knowing About Sex Scandal

Men's basketball head coach Rick Pitino says he was unaware for years that a team assistant paid escorts to perform sex acts with recruits.

 | Ryan Biek

Duke and North Carolina play in the ACC Basketball Tournament in New York City.

With The 'Bathroom Bill' Repealed, North Carolina Gets Basketball Back

The NCAA is ending its ban on letting North Carolina host tournament games after the state repealed its so-called "bathroom bill."

 | Grant Suneson

Joel Berry in 2017 NCAA Basketball Championship Game

Redemption Is Sweet For North Carolina, 2017 NCAA Basketball Champion

North Carolina has been to the NCAA title game 11 times now, and the Tar Heels have won more than they've lost.

 | Jamal Andress

NCAA basketball referees discuss a call during a game

NCAA Referees Have Their Own Sort Of March Madness

Just like the teams they officiate, referees' Final Four dreams are also on the line. Only a few get to call the year's biggest games.

 | Carter Woodiel

Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin gestures on the sideline during a game.

Coach Says NCAA Bracket Seeding Is Rigged. Is There Any Truth To That?

University of Cincinnati men's basketball coach Mick Cronin claims the selection committee tweaks the seeding to get better matchups.

 | Carter Woodiel

Donald Trump golfs

Trump Won't Carry On This Obama Tradition

The annual March Madness "presidential bracket" tradition left the White House with the Obamas.

 | Jake Jones

JP Macura wears a No. 55 jersey in a March Madness game.

Why College Basketball Players Never Wear Digits 6 Through 9

Thanks to a quirk in the NCAA's rulebook, no college jersey has a number higher than 55.

 | Carter Woodiel