As ‘avalanche’ hits NCAA and paying players debate continues, change is coming

[ad_1] With College Football Playoff expansion and NCAA men’s basketball tournament rights totaling $2.4 billion annually and women’s basketball’s most marketable player in history — Iowa’s Caitlin Clark — launching her sport to unprecedented television viewership, collegiate sports appear healthy, vibrant and lucrative. That goes for everyone except the participants. Questions are brewing from college … Read more

World Athletics’ new Olympic prize money rule is a chance for NCAA to right a wrong

[ad_1] The latest dent in the NCAA’s bedrock principle of amateurism came from an unlikely place: Monaco. Track and field gold medalists will become the first athletes to earn international prize money at the Olympics, the sport’s international governing body said Wednesday. Each gold medalist will receive $50,000 for individual wins. World Athletics, which governs … Read more

NAIA all but bans transgender athletes from women’s sports. NCAA vows to ensure ‘fair competition’

[ad_1] The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced a policy Monday that all but bans transgender athletes from competing in women’s sports at its 241 mostly small colleges across the country. The NAIA Council of Presidents approved the policy in a 20-0 vote at its annual convention in Kansas City, Missouri. The NAIA, which oversees … Read more

Rowers in England’s university Boat Race warned over E.coli levels in the Thames

[ad_1] Jumping into London’s River Thames has been the customary celebration for members of the winning crew in the Boat Race, the nearly 200-year-old rowing contest between storied English universities Oxford and Cambridge. Now it comes with a health warning. Testing by the River Action campaign group found high levels of E.coli along a stretch … Read more

It’s March Madness and more people than ever can legally bet on basketball games

[ad_1] People in North Carolina may have a little more riding on this year’s NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, as they will be able to legally bet on the games through their smartphone apps and computers for the first time. For the sixth straight year, the number of states allowing legal sports betting has … Read more

County leader sues New York over an order to rescind his ban on transgender female athletes

[ad_1] MINEOLA, N.Y. — A Republican official has asked a federal court to affirm his decision to ban girls’ and women’s sports teams with transgender athletes from using county facilities in New York City’s suburbs. Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman filed the lawsuit days after the state’s Democratic attorney general, Letitia James, warned him in … Read more

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference continues to make strides in data acceptance

[ad_1] PHILADELPHIA — Jessica Gelman sharpened her basketball skills in pickup games at YMCAs growing up in suburban Chicago, rocking her black sneakers just like Michael Jordan and the rest of the Bulls. Sure, the future co-founder of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference wanted to play like Jordan — and Gelman developed into the … Read more

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference continues to make strides in data acceptance

[ad_1] PHILADELPHIA — Jessica Gelman sharpened her basketball skills in pickup games at YMCAs growing up in suburban Chicago, rocking her black sneakers just like Michael Jordan and the rest of the Bulls. Sure, the future co-founder of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference wanted to play like Jordan — and Gelman developed into the … Read more