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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...

NCAA statement on NLRB decision

"The National Labor Relations Board’s decision to reject jurisdiction and dismiss the union petition in this case is appropriate. In its ruling, the NLRB recognized the NCAA continually evolves to better support college athletes. In recent...

Statement from NCAA President Mark Emmert on removal of Confederate flag in South Carolina

"The NCAA strongly supports today’s removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House grounds. This step sends an important message of respect for and dignity of every person. As a national association, the NCAA opposes...

Statement from NCAA Board of Governors chair on Confederate flag legislation

"We commend South Carolina lawmakers for taking this action to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds. For nearly 15 years we have specifically protested the flag by not allowing states like South Carolina to host pre-...

NCAA sends Notice of Allegations to University of North Carolina

After a cooperative and thorough investigation into potential rule violations, the NCAA enforcement staff delivered its notice of allegations to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before the enforcement staff issues a notice of...

NCAA statement on Walter Byers

"Walter Byers had a lasting impact on college sports, from those who compete on the field to the educators who support them. As the NCAA’s first full-time executive director, he shepherded the growing Association by encouraging academic excellence as a central part of college sports. Our thoughts are with Walter’s friends and family during this difficult time."

Statement on Supreme Court of Pennsylvania filing

“The NCAA today requested the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to prohibit the Commonwealth Court from requiring the parties to continue litigation they have attempted to end. The state officials who are plaintiffs in the lawsuit initially...

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