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The NCAA Is Making a Huge Shift

Moves toward allowing student athletes to be compensated for their name, image, likeness

(Newser) - The NCAA Board of Governors took the first step Tuesday toward allowing amateur athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to permit them to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The United States' largest governing body for college athletics realized that it... More »

California's Seismic Decision Could Reshape College Sports

State will let college athletes hire agents, make money from endorsements

(Newser) - California will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements, defying the NCAA and setting up a likely legal challenge that could reshape amateur sports in the US. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday he signed the law that would let athletes at California universities make money from... More »

This Could Mean Huge Change in College Sports

California wants to let players get paid for endorsements; bill is on governor's desk

(Newser) - Athletes at California colleges could hire agents and sign endorsement deals under a bill the state Legislature sent to the governor Wednesday, setting up a potential confrontation with the NCAA that could jeopardize the athletic futures of powerhouse programs like USC, UCLA, and Stanford, per the AP . Gov. Gavin Newsom... More »

Star QB Cleared After Cops' Drug-Test Mistake

Officers insisted white stuff on Shai Werts' car was cocaine; he said it was bird poop

(Newser) - Cops claimed the white substance on Shai Werts' car was cocaine. The starting quarterback for Georgia Southern University said it was bird poop. "I play football, so I don't do cocaine," the 21-year-old told officers July 31 as he was pulled over for speeding in South Carolina.... More »

College Football Recruiting Site Eyes 6th-Graders

Rivals.com says 105-pound QB is 'incredibly composed' and 'very polished'

(Newser) - College football recruiting site Rivals.com is watching Tyson Thornton and Daron Bryden . Tyson, it said in a recent talent report , has "great explosiveness and surprisingly good body control for a kid his size and age," while Daron (who once beat NFL QB Matt Hasselbeck in an accuracy... More »

Joe Montana's Son Among 8 ND Football Players Arrested

Campus party got a wee bit out of control

(Newser) - Must have been some party: Cops in South Bend, Indiana, sent more than 40 people to the county jail last night after breaking up a college bash. Most are charged with underage drinking, and notable arrestees include Nate Montana, son of Joe Montana, who will be battling for the school's... More »

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