NCAA News

Court in California Rules NCAA Athletes Are Not Employees

A former linebacker for the University of Southern California wasn’t an employee of the National Collegiate Athletic Association or the PAC-12 Conference and isn’t owed payment for his work on the football field, a federal appeals court panel ruled Monday. …

Final Four a ‘Big-Ticket’ for Insurers Covering NCAA Tournament

If the NCAA’s Final Four basketball games were to be cancelled or postponed for any reason, that would be really, really bad news, not only for the collegiate sports association and fans but also for the panel of insurers that …

NCAA Considers Cap on Schools’ Share of Athletes’ Insurance Cost

College sports’ governing body will consider limiting how much schools can contribute toward athletes’ insurance policies, according to its president. National Collegiate Athletic Association schools pay for loss-of-value insurance policies for some of their athletes through the Student Assistance Fund. …

Viewpoint: NCAA Keeps Bungling Penn State Investigation

Newly released documents show that the National Collegiate Athletic Association was in contact with the investigators of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal at Pennsylvania State University. The disclosures call into question the supposedly independent review that led to …

Concussion Went Untreated Says Former Portland State Player

Former Portland State linebacker Zach Walen has filed a $5 million suit against Portland State, the NCAA and Oregon Health Sciences University claiming he was not treated properly for a concussion. The lawsuit alleges that Walen suffered a blow to …

Ex-LSU Star Moving Concussion Lawsuit to State Court

A lawyer for former LSU star linebacker Mike Anderson says Anderson has dismissed a concussion-related lawsuit filed in federal court against the NCAA and an equipment maker but will refile the suit in state court. Attorney Patrick Pendley said Anderson …

NCAA Athletes Drop Image-Use Damages Claim, Pursue Future Earnings

Ex-National Collegiate Athletic Association players suing to gain a share of the $800 million of annual broadcast revenue reaped by the organization said they won’t seek damages for past use of their images, instead focusing only on future licensing and …

NCAA Sues Video Game Maker Over College Athlete Settlement

The National Collegiate Athletic Association sued Electronic Arts Inc., saying the video-game maker hasn’t agreed to indemnify the NCAA for legal claims by college athletes and hasn’t maintained insurance to do so. The NCAA is a co-defendant in a consolidated …

Former Kansas Player Sues NCAA Over Head Trauma

Former Kansas fullback Christopher Powell alleges in a lawsuit that the NCAA failed to adequately protect athletes from head trauma. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that the suit was filed this week in the in the U.S. District Court for Western …

NCAA Adds $10M to Injured Players’ Insurance Fund

The NCAA will spend more than $10 million to help fund additional in-home care for college athletes who have suffered catastrophic injuries on the playing field. The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s governing body said it will cost an estimated $4 …