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National Collegiate Athletic Association: American athletic organization
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a nonprofit organization that regulates student athletes from 1,268 North American institutions and conferences. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and helps more than 480,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.


New Study Shows That Youth Football Doesn't Impact Concussion Recovery In Adulthood [Video]

New Study Shows That Youth Football Doesn't Impact Concussion Recovery In Adulthood

Playing tackle football at a young age may not affect a player's ability to recover from a concussion as they age. A new study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology showed no evidence of..

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NCAA Cancels Fall Championships, Major College Football to Continue [Video]

NCAA Cancels Fall Championships, Major College Football to Continue

In announcing the cancellations, NCAA President Mark Emmert cited not enough participation from schools facing fall restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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NCAA President: No Fall Championships This Year [Video]

NCAA President: No Fall Championships This Year

The NCAA has officially canceled fall championships, according to reports at CNN. This is a decision that could potentially push fall sports to the spring. "We cannot now at this point have fall NCAA..

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NCAA issues COVID-19 guidelines for college basketball season

The NCAA suggests testing for COVID-19 three times each week during the 2020-21 college basketball season, which is scheduled to begin on Nov. 25. - Published

Two members of U.S. House introduce bill regarding NCAA athletes' name, image and likeness

Congressmen, including former Ohio State and NFL player Anthony Gonzalez, address controversial way of allowing more money to reach college athletes. - Published

Central Florida among risers in latest NCAA Re-Rank 1-90

Clemson remains No. 1 and Central Florida cracks the top 10 in the final USA TODAY Sports NCAA Re-Rank before teams from the SEC begin play. - Published

Coronavirus updates: Robert Redfield touts masks again, this time on Twitter; NCAA basketball sets Nov. 25 start date; 196K US deaths

Donald Trump blames 'blue states' for U.S. coronavirus death toll. Big Ten football, NCAA college basketball to return this fall. Latest COVID news. - Published

NCAA basketball season starts Nov. 25: What to know about 2020-21 schedule

Six months after the coronavirus pandemic ended March Madness before it started, the NCAA announced parameters for the 2020-21 season. - Published

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Billions will be wagered on NCAA Tournament, American Gaming Association says

Billions of dollars in wagers are expected to be placed on the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Almost half of that money will be bet on bracket games. Bleacher Report staff writer David Gardner joins..
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I used to enforce the NCAA's exploitation of college athletes; now I fight for the players

In chasing athletic success and revenue, schools prioritize sports over education, and wins over health and safety. I saw it from the inside. - Published

Legendary Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson Jr. dead at 78

John Thompson Jr., first Black head coach to win the NCAA basketball championship, has died at the age of 78. CBS News special correspondent James Brown spoke to CBSN's Tanya Rivero about the legacy..
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Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men's basketball championship, has died. He was 78
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Lute Olson, basketball coaching great who turned Arizona into powerhouse, dies at 85

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Hall of Fame college basketball coach Lute Olson dies at 85

Lute Olson, the Hall of Fame college basketball icon, coached for 35 years, leading Arizona to 1997 NCAA championship. - Published

Clemson, Alabama lead way in preseason NCAA Re-Rank 1-76

Clemson, Alabama and Georgia lead the USA TODAY Sports preseason college football rankings of all 76 teams set to play in 2020. - Published

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says NCAA can't go another year without NCAA tournament

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said Tuesday he doesn't believe the NCAA can afford – literally – to go another year without the NCAA tournament. - Published

NCAA Division I fall championships postponed

With multiple conference shutting down sports, the NCAA acknowledged that fall championships could not be held this calendar year. - Published

College athletes 'bill of rights' unveiled by U.S. senators seeking to change NCAA systems

This effort is led by Sens. Booker and Blumenthal and outlines legislation that would assist college athletes beyond names, images, likeness. - Published

NCAA has hope for fall sports but says path forward will be 'difficult, to say the least'

NCAA President Mark Emmert and chief medical officer Brian Hainline hope schools that want to play fall sports can find way to comply with mandates. - Published

NCAA releases requirements for schools hoping to play fall sports, leading Division III to cancel fall championships

The NCAA on Wednesday released a set of requirements for all schools wishing to complete fall sports competition. - Published

Big Ten football players demand better COVID-19 safety protocols in a letter to conference, NCAA

More than 1,000 Big Ten football players expressed their concerns about COVID-19 safety protocols in a letter to the NCAA and league. - Published

NCAA will ask Supreme Court to take case about benefits that college athletes can receive

The case originally was brought on behalf of plaintiffs led by former West Virginia football player Shawne Alston. - Published

NCAA penalizes Texas A&M football program; Jimbo Fisher hit with six-month show-cause for violations

The Texas A&M football program and head coach Jimbo Fisher committed recruiting and countable athletic related activity violations, per the NCAA. - Published

Top recruit Cade Cunningham sticking with Oklahoma State: 'I'm loyal and true'

Oklahoma State has been handed a one-year postseason ban by the NCAA, but top recruit Cade Cunningham says he remains committed to the Cowboys. - Published

NCAA expands its policy on Confederate flags to all championships

NCAA's updated policy, announced Friday, will exclude championship events from states where the Confederate flag is prominently displayed. - Published

Dr. Anthony Fauci: Football players 'need a bubble,' season 'may not happen' with coronavirus second wave

Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN "unless players are essentially in a bubble" the NFL and NCAA season may not conduct their seasons as planned. - Published

Sen. Rubio to introduce bill allowing NCAA athletes to cash in on name, image, likeness

Sen. Marco Rubio will introduce a bill requiring the NCAA to make rule changes regarding athletes' ability to make money on name, image likeness. - Published

NCAA bans Oklahoma State men's basketball team from 2021 postseason over bribery scandal

Oklahoma State plans to appeal "unfair" NCAA penalties, which stem from FBI probe that found former Cowboys assistant Lamont Evans accepted bribes. - Published

Coaches, ADs cash in on academic success as schools brace for financial woes

Some Schools contractually owe coaches and athletics directors thousands based on academic performance figures the NCAA announced this week. - Published

Charles Barkley on voluntary workouts for NCAA football, basketball: 'I don't think it's safe'

Asked about voluntary workouts returning June 1 for some NCAA athletes by CNN's Anderson Cooper, Charles Barkley said "I don't think it's safe." - Published

Judge's ruling stands: NCAA can't limit college athletes' benefits that are tied to education

A 2019 ruling that the NCAA couldn't limit compensation related to education for college athletes in basketball or football was upheld Monday. - Published

NCAA medical chief explains what it might take for college football to return in 2020

NCAA chief medical officer Brian Hainline painted a complex path for how college football returns for the 2020 season amid the coronavirus pandemic. - Published

NCAA president: Sports won't return until campuses reopen

College sports will not resume until all students are back on campus, NCAA president Mark Emmert said Friday.
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NCAA's Mark Emmert says he can't see sports starting if schools are online-only

NCAA President Mark Emmert on return of college sports: "If a school doesn't reopen, then they're not going to be playing sports." - Published

Basketball Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing says his two Olympic gold medals, NCAA ring were stolen

Patrick Ewing revealed Tuesday for the first time his two Olympic gold medals and NCAA national title ring were stolen from his home years ago. - Published

NCAA adopts policy to vet college athletes for sexual assault, but lets them stay eligible

NCAA requires vetting athletes for sexual assault after USA TODAY investigation, but lets them stay eligible to play - Published

'Lost everything I worked for': Seniors vying for NCAA scholarships devastated after spring sports canceled

The loss of a spring sports season is devastating for high school athletes who pinned their 2020 NCAA scholarship hopes on a successful senior year. - Published

Ole Miss football coach Lane Kiffin: Managing NCAA athlete compensation 'scares me a lot'

Ole Miss football coach Lane Kiffin told Colin Cowherd that managing compensation for NCAA student-athletes scares him "a lot." Here's why. - Published

NCAA game-changer: What's next for athletes, schools, shoe companies and video games?

The NCAA Board of Governors has approved recommendations that will allow athletes to make money off their name, image, likeness. But it's complicated. - Published

NCAA takes step toward allowing athletes to earn income from endorsements, social media content

The NCAA Board of Governors approved broad set of recommendations that could allow college athletes to earn income. - Published

Tech companies seek to use college athletes in ads

Social media content delivery platforms are hoping to expand their businesses once NCAA rules are passed allowing athletes to get paid for use of their name, image and likeness. (April 27) - Published

ESPN analyst Jay Bilas says Michael Jordan isn't the GOAT — in college, that is. It's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

ESPN analyst Jay Bilas says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- and not Michael Jordan --- is hands down the best NCAA player in history. - Published

Coronavirus pandemic prompts NCAA to relax freshman-eligibility standards for 2020-21

The NCAA announced that it is reducing academic requirements incoming Division I freshman athletes will need to meet in order to play and practice. - Published

NCAA exec says 'robust' changes to be proposed on athlete names, image and likeness

NCAA vice president Kevin Lennon says proposed changes coming to athletes' ability to make money from their names, images and likenesses. - Published

Without NCAA tournament, broadcaster creates one-man 'One Shining Moment' highlight reel

One lonely broadcaster missed the March Madness classic so much he created a "One Shining Moment" video by himself while quarantined in his apartment. - Published

This is the NCAA national title game we all deserved

The 2020 college basketball season will be marked with an asterisk. But we bring you what could've been an epic title game between Dayton and Kansas. - Published

Former Duke star Grant Hill tells story of famous pass to Christian Laettner in 1992 NCAA Tournament win vs. Kentucky

Duke's Grant Hill throwing the ball to Christian Laettner in '92 Kentucky game is most famous pass in NCAA tournament history. Hill describes moment. - Published

Alabama's use of Apple watches to track football players sets off rules debate

Alabama has sent Apple watches to players to monitor them during the COVID-19 pandemic, which may or may not be an NCAA rules violation. - Published

NCAA grants waiver for all spring-sports athletes to receive extra year of eligibility

The Council faced several alternatives: Covering athletes in winter and spring sports; only athletes in their senior year; athletes in all classes. - Published

NCAA medical advisors warn athletes: Don't share weights or balls as coronavirus fight may last months

NCAA medical advisors gave college athletes training advice, like not sharing weights or balls, but cautioned coronavirus battle could take months. - Published

NCAA slashes payouts to schools by $375 million in wake of coronarivus cancellations

NCAA is dealing with loss of revenue from cancellation of March Madness due to coronavirus pandemic. Tournament normally provides close to $1 billion. - Published

Former March Madness phenom Sister Jean returns, urges people to stay home amid coronavirus

Sister Jean, 100, was a March Madness star in the 2018 NCAA tournament as Loyola-Chicago made the Final Four. She's now in a coronavirus PSA. - Published

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