Ivy League antitrust exemption to expire Friday

Congress has allowed another layer of legal antitrust protection related to college athletics to expire this Friday. The law, which is officially removed at the end of the day Friday, previously granted an exemption to Ivy League schools that allowed them to prohibit merit-based scholarships to all students, including their athletes. Without that Congressional protection, … Read more

UK self-reports unperformed work violations

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky has self-reported violations to the NCAA following an investigation into athletes being compensated for part-time work that was not performed at the university hospital. The school asked that the violations be processed as Level III in the report, which was released Saturday but submitted Sept. 3 to NCAA reinstatement director Jerry … Read more

Big 12 commish eyes adding schools ‘out West’

Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark isn’t bashful about his expansion strategy. He wants to go west. Speaking Wednesday during a visit to future Big 12 member Cincinnati, Yormark told reporters that the league would be interested in adding members from the Pacific time zone. The new commissioner has taken a bold approach toward expansion, saying … Read more

NCAA asks schools to help with NIL investigations

NCAA officials sent a letter to its membership Thursday noting its enforcement staff’s pursuit of “potential violations” of the name, image and likeness compensation policy and emphasizing the need for schools to help investigations. The email came from Stan Wilcox, NCAA executive vice president of regulatory Affairs, and Jon Duncan, VP of enforcement. It said … Read more

Sources: CFP mulls breaking football out of NCAA

4:48 PM ET Pete ThamelESPN The 11 college presidents and chancellors who make up the College Football Playoff’s Board of Managers met via Zoom on Monday and began a discussion that could reshape the future of college sports, sources told ESPN. Multiple sources told ESPN that the Board of Managers briefly discussed the possibility of … Read more

USC, UCLA exits could cost Pac-12 schools $13M

LOS ANGELES — The departures of USC and UCLA from the Pac-12 Conference could mean an estimated loss of around $13 million per year in media rights for each of the remaining schools, according to an interim report issued by University of California Office of the President. The report was released Wednesday during a Board … Read more

ChiSox launch NIL initiative with college athletes

The Chicago White Sox announced a new name, image and likeness and mentorship program geared toward college student-athletes as White Sox ambassadors. The program, called CHISOX Athlete, will focus on financial and professional marketing opportunities by offering social media promotions, access to professional resources within the organization’s front office and career mentorship with sports executives. … Read more

NCAA OKs experimental double-first-base rule

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel gave the go-ahead Thursday for teams to begin experimenting with a double first base next season. The base, which is used in amateur leagues and during the Olympics, is twice the normal size, with half in the field of play for the first baseman and half in the base … Read more