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  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Mark Emmert, right, speaks with Myron Laurent Rolle, left, currently a student at Florida State College of Medicine, and former college football player at Florida State, before they both testified on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, before the Senate Commerce hearing on the NCAA's treatment of athletes. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.


  • Southeastern Conference (SEC) Commissioner Mike Slive speaks during SEC media days on Monday, July 14, 2014, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others

    Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform - not that they're complaining.


  • Southeastern Conference (SEC) Commissioner Mike Slive speaks during SEC media days on Monday, July 14, 2014, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Mike Slive: NCAA should let power conferences set own bylaws

    The SEC has discussed several changes to the current system, including full cost-of-attendance scholarships and providing long-term medical coverage to college athletes. The NCAA's board of directors will vote on the Big Five's autonomy request in August.


  • Capitals open development camp

    The Capitals begin their weeklong development camp today at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.


  • NCAA President Mark Emmert answers a question at a news conference Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Mark Emmert stands firm against paying NCAA athletes beyond stipends

    Testifying in a landmark antitrust lawsuit filed against his organization, Emmert said Thursday he believes there is a clear difference between the proposal to pay athletes a few thousand more dollars a year and giving them the equivalent of a salary.


  • FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon Jr. sits in his office in Henderson, Nev.  Five years after the former UCLA star filed his antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA, it goes to trial Monday, June 9, 2014,  in a California courtroom.  (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

    Future of NCAA could be in balance as Ed O'Bannon lawsuit hearings begin

    The testimony came as a trial that could upend the way college sports are regulated opened, five years after the suit was filed. O'Bannon and 19 other plaintiffs are asking U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken for an injunction that would allow athletes to sell the rights to their own images in television broadcasts and rebroadcasts.


  • Maryland pitcher Kevin Mooney (33) celebrates with teammates after the final out of an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game against South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Maryland stuns South Carolina to reach NCAA regional final

    Charlie White had two hits and scored twice as Maryland ended South Carolina's 28-game NCAA tournament home winning streak and took control of the Columbia regional with a 4-3 victory Saturday night.


  • Crowe keeps Gamecocks alive

    Freshman Wil Crowe tossed a four-hitter in his first NCAA tournament start to keep South Carolina alive in the Columbia Regional with a 9-0 victory over Campbell on Sunday.


  • FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon Jr. sits in his office in Henderson, Nev. A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded videogames. The payouts could go to more than 100,000 athletes, such as O'Bannon, including some current players, who were either on college rosters or had their images used in videogames made by Electronic Arts featuring college teams. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

    Proposed $40 million settlement set for players

    A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded videogames.


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