NCAA

New rules make star college football players millionaires

When the NCAA lifted restrictions on players profiting from their name, image and likeness, it created instant millionaires of elite college football players like Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud and Alabama quarterback Bryce Young. The NIL benefits for individual athletes…

NCAA hoops leagues grapple with unequal pay for women's refs

The NCAA earned praise last year when it agreed to pay referees at its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments equally. The gesture only cost about $100,000, a tiny fraction of the roughly $900 million networks pay annually to broadcast March…

Title IX: NCAA report shows stark gap in funding for women

By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer The number of women competing at the highest level of college athletics continues to rise along with an increasing funding gap for men’s and women’s sports programs. An NCAA report examining the 50th anniversary…

Tider Insider: May 17, 2022

Gary Harris and Rodney Orr discuss the positives and negatives of the N.I.L in college sports. We discuss on what we think the NCAA can do to regulate N.I.L deals. Also we discussed…

Marketing deals trickle down from NCAA to high school sports

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) - The ability of college athletes to monetize their name, image and likeness has begun to trickle down to high schools. Seven states now allow prep athletes to sign NIL deals. School principals…

As leaders lobby, NCAA searches for ways to rein in boosters

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - College sports leaders visited Capitol Hill, asking lawmakers to consider rules to govern name, image and likeness money for college athletes. Greg Sankey of the SEC and George…

Alabama softball falls in rankings as season finale nears

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Jeremy Bryant The slump hangover continues to linger for the University of Alabama softball team after the NCAA rankings came out and gave head coach Patrick Murphy's squad a harsh grade. Alabama has sat at…

NCAA Final Four set a for clash of titans and legacies

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Jeremy Bryant NCAA men's basketball has almost reached the pinnacle of the season with four teams left to decide who will punch their ticket to the championship round and cement a different legacy. The Duke…

March is approaching, but the madness has already begun

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Jeremy Bryant Demolition hit the basketball court Saturday, with each of the Top-6 ranked schools falling on the same day for a never-before-seen moment in college hoops. NCAA AP voters were in for a show…

Alabama putting No. 1 Auburn on upset alert

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Jeremy Bryant The showdown between one of the best rivalries in college sports will add another episode to the saga with Tuesday's matchup in "The Jungle" of Auburn's homecourt. Alabama is coming off one of…