• NCAA takes harder look at letting student-athletes profit from their names, images


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The NCAA has formed a working group to determine whether college athletes should be allowed to earn money from the use of their names and images.

    College athletics’ governing body said it remains against paying athletes directly, but it has opened the door for some form of compensation, forming a group from all three divisions of the NCAA. Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams is a part of that group.

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    In March, Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) introduced legislation that would change the tax code and change the way amateur sports groups are defined. Walker said the aim of the legislation is to give student-athletes their publicity rights back and reduce corruption in college sports.

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