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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…

NCAA Division II Reduces Number of Games for Upcoming Academic Year

Decision made by NCAA's D-II Presidents Council

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — When heading out to Minnesota-State Moorhead athletic events this upcoming season, you’ll see fewer games played on the Dragons schedule. This decision was made for all division two programs coming from the NCAA’s Division II President’s Council for one sports academic year. The council says its in response to help schools manage the economic fallout that comes…

NCAA One Step Closer to Giving Compensation to its Athletes

NCAA in support of purposed rule for athletes to gain compensation for name, image and likeness

Indianapolis, IN. — College athletes may be one step closer to cashing in on their name, image and likeness as the NCAA board of governors met Tuesday morning in support of a purposed rule change allowing athletes to take advantage of these rights. The rule change states athletes can receive compensation from third-party endorsements, social media influence, personal appearances and…

March Madness: NCAA Tournaments Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The NCAA canceled all of its spring championships in every sport.

The NCAA has canceled its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments because of the spread of coronavirus. The unprecedented move puts an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions were to be crowned. The decision comes a day after the NCAA announced the games that were scheduled to start next week would go on but played in mostly…

NCAA basketball & hockey tournaments will have no fans & “limited family attendance”

NCAA President Mark Emmert statement on limiting attendance at NCAA events: https://t.co/TIHHJjdse5 pic.twitter.com/8I1HdceDfN — NCAA (@NCAA) March 11, 2020 Bad news for Bison and UND fans as NCAA Tournaments will go on without fans and will only have “essential staff and limited family attendance.” In a statement, NCAA President Mark Emmert says his decision is based on discussions with the…

Finding The Way To Frisco

The Bison gave fans an early Christmas present this year with their victory over Montana State to send them back to the FCS championship game.

FARGO, ND – The Bison gave fans an early Christmas present this year with their victory over Montana State to send them back to the FCS championship game. Now, the Bison are heading back to Frisco. A holiday tradition that fans are getting familiar with. “It’s sort of an annual event, you get to talk to people once a year that…

Walz Considering Legislation to Pay College Athletes

Walz says college athletics is a multi-billion dollar business and athletes should have a right to agent representation.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz says he’s willing to look at legislation that would allow college athletes in Minnesota to hire agents and make money off endorsements, like the law signed in California. Walz says he’s always been fairly uncomfortable with NCAA rules that prohibit athletes from earning endorsements. California’s first-in-the-nation law is cast as an attempt to bring more…

Two More NDSU Throwers Earn NCAA Championships Berth

Payton Otterdahl placed second in the discus and Brendan Artley took 12th in the Javelin

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Payton Otterdahl kept his discus title hopes alive on Friday when he took second in the event at the NCAA Track and Field West Prelim. Otterdahl threw 59.61 meters, finishing behind Dotun Ogundeji by 0.7 meters. Freshman Brendan Artley barely makes the cut for nationals by taking the final spot with his 12th place finish in the…

Wahpeton Native Tylee Irwin Plays in NCAA Tournament

The Sophomore Forward plays for SDSU

PORTLAND, Ore. — As the NCAA women’s basketball tournament continues to whittle the field down, a former North Dakota high school standout is hoping to keep carrying her team. Wahpeton native Tylee Irwin is a sophomore forward for South Dakota State. The six-seeded Jackrabbits beat Quinnipiac in the first round and then upset Syracuse in the round of 32. She…