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NCAA Statement on the passing of Birch Bayh

"We extend our condolences to the Bayh family. Credited as the father of Title IX, former U.S. senator and NCAA President’s Gerald R. Ford Award recipient Birch Bayh was one of the most significant trailblazers for gender equity in higher...

NCAA statement on college admissions investigation

"The charges brought forth today are troubling and should be a concern for all of higher education. We are looking into these allegations to determine the extent to which NCAA rules may have been violated."

Statement from Mark Emmert on the passing of David Williams

"We send our deepest condolences to David Williams’ family, friends, colleagues and the entire Vanderbilt community. Throughout his career, David was an active member in the NCAA committee structure, serving as an important voice in...

Statement from Mark Emmert on the passing of Dr. James Frank

“We extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. James Frank. Throughout his memorable career, Dr. Frank spearheaded positive and impactful change, "championing diversity and inclusion in college sports. He...

U.S. Supreme Court denies petitions in O’Bannon v. NCAA

The U.S. Supreme Court denied the both the plaintiffs’ and NCAA’s request to clarify key issues of law affecting the NCAA and other similar organizations.

NCAA applies for extension in O’Bannon case

“The NCAA has requested a 30-day extension to file a petition for review of the O’Bannon case with the United States Supreme Court. During this time, we will continue to assess our legal options, including preparing for the possibility...

Preliminary approval granted for concussion settlement

“While we are pleased the court has provided a preliminary pathway to provide significant resources for the medical monitoring of student-athletes who may suffer concussion, we are still examining the conditions placed on preliminary...

Other statements about the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the O’Bannon Case

The Coalition to Protect and Improve the Student-Athlete Experience responds to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in O’Bannon Case 31 conferences unite in one statement September 30, 2015 – A coalition representing 31 of the largest...

Initial NCAA statement regarding O’Bannon decision

“We have not completely reviewed the court’s 73-page decision, but we agree with the court that the injunction ‘allowing students to be paid cash compensation of up to $5,000 per year was erroneous.’ Since Aug. 1, the NCAA has allowed...

DI SAAC statement on NLRB ruling

The Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is pleased with the recent ruling coming out of the National Labor Relations Board. The goal of the few football student-athletes at Northwestern University, to promote and protect the well...

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