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    Plaintiffs' Lawyer Criticizes NCAA's Concussion Settlement For Lacking Compensation

    Published July 30, 2014

    The NCAA yesterday reached a preliminary settlement in a c... ...n head-injury lawsuit, the "latest attempt by the NCAA to address concerns over athletes' rights," accor... It's a great deal for the NCAA, but very scary for the class." The NCAA’s settlement "covers only diagnostic medical expe... " Under the settlement, the NCAA also would "prevent athletes who have sustained a...

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    NCAA Settles Class-Action Concussion Lawsuit, Creates $70M Fund For Trauma Diagnosis

    Published July 29, 2014

    The NCAA today agreed to "settle a class-action head-injur... ...sports," according to Michael Tarm of the AP. The NCAA also "agreed to implement a single return-to-play... ...thletes can "sue individually for damages and the NCAA-funded tests to gauge the extent of neurological... ...a designated sport at one of the more than 1,000 NCAA member schools to qualify for the medical exams.

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    Big Ten's Jim Delany Takes Measured Tone In Power Five's Push For Autonomy

    Published July 29, 2014

    Delany said that he expects the NCAA D-I BOD "to pass the proposed governance model th... ...conferences would form its own division under the NCAA or break away altogether from the governing body... However, Delany said NCAA enforcement is "overmatched" and needs an overhau...

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    College Facility Notes: Missouri's Memorial Stadium Renovation To Add 5,300 New Seats

    Published July 29, 2014

    In K.C., Tod Palmer noted Missouri has "aggressively upgraded its athletics infrastructure" as part of the school's $200M facilities master plan. Memorial Stadium's $45.5M east-side expansion will "add 4,100 upper deck seats and 1,200 premium seats" ahead of the '14 football season. The new construction also "doubles the street-level concourse and adds a 23,000-square-foot indoor club." The east-side expansion "should be completed before the Aug. 30 season opener" against South Dakota State (...

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    C-USA Schools Prepared To Offer Full Cost-Of-Attendance Scholarships

    Published July 24, 2014

    ...Five conferences pushing for autonomy within the NCAA," according to Adam Sparks of the Murfreesboro DA... " Sparks notes the NCAA BOD will vote Aug." But in the "most significant move yet, the NCAA decided last week not to ask athletes to sign a s... tatement authorizing the NCAA and other groups to use their names and likenesse...

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    NCAA Removes Cap On Player Payments In EA Case Prior To Approval Hearing

    Published July 24, 2014

    A revised NCAA video game settlement proposal filed yesterday ha... ...and Collegiate Licensing Company for $40M and the NCAA for $20M. ...dn't be reached on carrying over the cap from the NCAA settlement to the EA settlement. ...that Wilken is being asked to decide whether the NCAA settlement "affects the injunctive relief claims... ...plaintiffs in their antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA.

    Tags: Colleges, EA Sports, Collegiate Licensing Co., NCAA
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    MWC's Thompson: Smaller Conferences Can "Coexist Peacefully" With Power Five

    Published July 23, 2014

    ...conferences "take some of the power away from the NCAA in terms of the financial aspect, in terms of tel... ...glacial pace causing all these problems that the NCAA faces now" ("OTL," ESPN2, 7/22).

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    Bowlsby Speaks Of Bleak College Landscape, Says Enforcement System Is Broken

    Published July 22, 2014

    Bowlsby said that changes are coming "as the NCAA faces numerous class-action lawsuits, including t... he landmark O'Bannon v. NCAA case. ...t we have lawsuits, plus we have the (O'Bannon v. NCAA) lawsuit. ..., Tim Griffin notes the "lack of any teeth in the NCAA's punishment process and other problems" Bowlsby... ...hers in college sports have "similarly ripped the NCAA's recent enforcement efforts, most notably after...

    Tags: Colleges, NCAA, Big 12
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    ACC's John Swofford Confident In Autonomy Vote, In Favor Of Four-Year Scholarships

    Published July 21, 2014

    ...hat will "strengthen the league's voting power in NCAA matters will be adopted Aug. ...eeps the current revenue sharing approach and the NCAA basketball tournament intact, thus keeping us all... under what we call the big tent of the NCAA. ...ctured model, “I don’t think it has to weaken the NCAA.

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    Big East's Stu Jackson Says Conference Is Facing A Critical Time In Its Growth

    Published July 18, 2014

    New Big East Conference Senior Associate Commissioner/Men's Basketball Stu Jackson said "part of my mission" is to strengthen the conference, because it "historically has had great tradition with storied programs and everyone is aware of its history and we're at a pivotal time in terms of continuing to build on that tradition and an excellent brand going forward in a 10-team league." Jackson, appearing on Milwaukee-based WSSP-AM, added, "We can't equate the 10-team league with a 16-team leagu...

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    College Football Playoff Will Nearly Double Financial Gain For Power Five Conferences

    Published July 17, 2014

    The Power Five conferences will "almost double their financial haul in the College Football Playoff's first season as compared to the final year of the Bowl Championship Series," according to a front-page piece by George Schroeder of USA TODAY. The ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC each will "draw a baseline amount" of approximately $50M in the first year of a 12-year contract. The other five FBS-level leagues "will split" $75M -- more than "five ...

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    NCAA's Emmert Made $1.7M In '12, As His Base Salary Rose 5% From '11

    Published July 15, 2014

    NCAA President Mark Emmert was "credited with just ove... The tax return also shows NCAA COO Jim Isch was "credited with" $1. The NCAA in an e-mail release said that "total compensatio... ...BERG NEWS' Eben Novy-Williams notes Isch was "the NCAA's second-highest-paid executive." The NCAA's "overall revenue increased" by 4% to $874M in t...

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