NCAA

NDSU’s Phoenix Sproles Taking Full Advantage NIL Freedom

The Bison wide receiver already has a few endorsement deals in place with more in the works

FARGO, ND (KVRR) – When the NCAA lifted a restriction that prevented student-athletes from profiting off of their name, image, and likeness, Pheonix Sproles wasted no time cashing in. The rising senior has at least five different endorsement ventures he’s been a part of so far. The rising senior Wide Receiver mentioned that he had inquiries going back a little…

Local Reaction to NCAA Athletes having the opportunity to get paid

Easton Stick, Derrek Tuszka in favor of it for NDSU athletes

FARGO, N.D. — Starting Thursday  all NCAA athletes can make money of their name, image and likeness. It creates a major shift in the organizations view on amateurism in the past where athletes were not given this right. Anything from posts on social media, teaching camps, starting their own business or signing autographs are fair game to profit of off….

Division I Football Committee announces championship host sites, Fargo & Grand Forks on list

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division I Football Championship committee announced today 14 predetermined preliminary round sites for this year’s Division I Football Championship. Due to the health and safety protocols surrounding the pandemic, it was deemed necessary to conduct NCAA championship competition at predetermined sites. Of the 14 selected sites, eight will be chosen to host first-round games. Twelve of the 14…

NCAA in talks with Indianapolis to host all of March Madness

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA announced Monday it plans to hold the entire 2021 men’s college basketball tournament in one geographic location to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and is in talks with Indianapolis to be the host city. The Final Four is already set to be held in Indianapolis next April and the NCAA has its headquarters in the Indiana capital. Early-round…

Reports: NCAA Plans To Not Count This Year Towards Eligibility

The decision is expected to become official on Friday by the NCAA board of governors

FARGO, ND – Once fall seasons were pushed back to the spring of 2021, one of the big questions was what impact it would have on student-athlete eligibility for next fall. The National Collegiate Athletic Association Division One council appears to have made a decision, according to Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel. Sources: The NCAA Division I Council decided today that…

NCAA Division III Cancels Fall Sports Championships

MIAC Moved Fall Sports to Spring

(NCAA) – NCAA Division III Fall Championships for sports 2020-21 are canceled, the Division III Council Presidents announced on Wednesday. The statement from the NCAA read: “With the health and safety of the division’s student-athletes, coaches, athletics administrators and communities as its priority, the Division III Presidents Council made the decision Wednesday to cancel the championships due to the COVID-19…

NCAA Makes First of Decisions Regarding Fall Sports Postseason

More decisions to come by August 21st

(NCAA) – The NCAA Board of Governors has directed schools and conferences to meet specific requirements if they are to conduct NCAA fall sports during the preseason, regular season and postseason. Further, each division is directed to determine its ability to meet those requirements to conduct fall championships. The board expressed serious concerns about the continuing high levels of COVID-19 infection in…

NCAA expands ban, joins SEC in targeting Confederate flag

States were flag is prominent banned from having championship events

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The NCAA on Friday expanded its policy banning states with prominent Confederate symbols from hosting its championship events, one day after the Southeastern Conference made a similar declaration aimed at the Mississippi state flag. The current NCAA ban, in place since 2001, prevents states from hosting what the NCAA calls predetermined championship sites, such as for men’s basketball tournament games. Mississippi…

NCAA Division One Council Approves College Football Six-Week Restart Plan

Originally planned by Football Oversight Committee

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. — The NCAA Division One Council approved of the 6-week phasing process created by the football oversight committee to start on time. In the plan, coaches would be allowed to start interacting with their players on July 13th when full team workouts can begin. Right now, players are back on campus on a voluntary basis for workouts. 20…