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NCAA statement on respondents’ brief in Alston

“Respondents’ brief challenges an argument that the NCAA is not making, nor has ever made, namely that the NCAA seeks antitrust immunity. Indeed, the NCAA has always known that its rules are subject to antitrust review. But as Supreme...

Basketball Committees Make Statement Regarding Conference Tournaments

The NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Committees have provided flexibility this season for conferences to possibly adjust their automatic qualifier policy for the 2021 Championship. Due to the challenges presented by the...

NCAA files motion to dismiss in Academic Performance Program case

"The NCAA and its members are united in the mission to provide a pathway to academic success and opportunity for college athletes who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The claims in this lawsuit do not account for the...

NCAA files U.S. Supreme Court brief

"Today, we asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reaffirm that the NCAA has ample latitude to govern college sports. As outlined in our brief, the lower court ruling distorts federal antitrust law and, in the process, wrongly redefines...

NCAA Statement on Montana HB 112

The NCAA is aware of Montana’s HB 112 and continues to closely monitor this bill, as well as other state bills and federal guidelines that impact transgender student-athlete participation.

NCAA President Mark Emmert statement on Kevin White’s upcoming retirement

The NCAA would like to congratulate Kevin White on a tremendous career in intercollegiate athletics, culminating at Duke University...

Statement on recruiting dead period violations

NCAA enforcement staff are aware of numerous potential recruiting violations during the extended recruiting dead period, which was lengthened due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19.

U.S. Supreme Court grants petition for Alston case

“We are pleased the U.S. Supreme Court will review the NCAA’s right to provide student-athletes with the educational benefits they need to succeed in school and beyond. The NCAA and its members continue to believe that college campuses...

President Mark Emmert congratulates Stanford women’s basketball coach Tara VanDerveer on record-breaking win

“Congratulations to Coach VanDerveer for achieving the all-time wins record in women’s basketball. For the past four decades, Coach VanDerveer has done an exceptional job of coaching, educating, and mentoring student-athletes to success on...

NCAA President Mark Emmert statement on the passing of Merritt Norvell

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Merritt Norvell. His remarkable legacy in college sports began as a college athlete at Wisconsin and included serving as one of the country’s first Black athletics directors at Michigan...

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