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LANE ONE: The NCAA is on the way to creating a new 1%:...

After losing some rounds in court battles that did not deliver any clear decisions, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has formed “a working group to examine issues highlighted in recently proposed federal and state legislation related to student-athlete name, image and likeness.” What does that mean? U.S. District Court judge Claudia Wilken ruled in […]
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HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: World-leading 13.06 for Roberts at NCAAs, IAAF replies to the...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● The first day of the NCAA Division I Championships in Austin, Texas (USA) showed once again why – except in the opinion of the IAAF World Rankings compilers – this is one of the best meets in the world each […]
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LANE ONE: The USOC figured out that it has an undiscovered sponsor: the...

With all of the news about Congressional commissions and inquiries into the United States Olympic Committee, an important story appeared in the 21 January issue of the Sports Business Journal. Titled, “USOC, NCAA agree to allow schools to promote their Olympic ties,” reporter Ben Fischer described a new program developed by the USOC’s collegiate partnerships […]
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ATHLETICS: University of Oregon placed on NCAA probation

The University of Oregon athletic program was placed on two year’s probation after a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) hearing found rule violations in the men’s and women’s basketball programs and in women’s track & field. According to The Oregonian, “The case also included academic misconduct by an adjunct instructor who changed a grade for […]
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LANE ONE: USOC working smartly to maintain U.S. collegiate Olympic-sport programs

“These athletes aren’t saying, ‘Pay me,’ they’re saying, ‘If I could just use that little bit of prize money I got or hold it until after I graduate to pay rent that would really help me.’ “To be honest, there’s a lot of red tape around what is deemed actual and necessary per NCAA rules […]
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Athletes who forced rule changes: Katinka Hosszu, meet Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

PALM DESERT, June 2, 2017 – Instead of celebrating Olympic triple gold medalist Katinka Hosszu’s amazing swimming exploits, FINA decided to change its rules and keep her from dominating its annual World Cup series. Hosszu isn’t happy about it, of course, but she isn’t the first one to be so good that the rules had […]
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The NCAA as small potatoes? Are World Collegiate Championships coming?

PALM DESERT, May 12, 2017 – The NCAA is a college sports behemoth, collecting nearly a billion dollars a year in revenue, mostly from television rights to its men’s Division I basketball tournament. But what if – at least in some sports – an NCAA championship became just a stepping stone to a larger prize: […]
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