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February 21, 2020

James Wiseman Opens Up in ESPN Interview About Leaving Memphis

Zack Geoghegan 10:00pm February 21, 2020 2/21/20

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The situation with James Wiseman and the NCAA is just a small piece of the overwhelming criticism the NCAA has received over the course of decades, as the multi-billion dollar organization navigates through defining the nuances of what it truly means to be an “amateur” student-athlete in college sports. Wiseman, a 7-foot-1 center who played…

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February 20, 2020

John Calipari weighs in on potential changes to transfer rules

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:30pm February 20, 2020 2/20/20

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On Tuesday, the NCAA announced it is considering changing its rules to allow all Division I athletes to transfer once without having to sit out for a season. The news comes one day after the ACC became the second Power 5 conference to support the one-time transfer rule change, joining the Big Ten. On his…

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February 13, 2020

South Carolina MBB Hit With NCAA Notice of Allegations

Zack Geoghegan 7:35pm February 13, 2020 2/13/20

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According to Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated, the South Carolina men’s basketball program has received a Notice of Allegation from the NCAA in the form of a Level I violation. News: South Carolina latest school to receive Notice of Allegations from NCAA in wake of college basketball scandal, pertaining to alleged violation by former assistant Lamont…

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January 22, 2020

College officials reveal what they really think about the NCAA’s problems in “Privileged and Confidential” report

Nick Roush 4:00pm January 22, 2020 1/22/20

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College administrators are a tight-lipped bunch. Luckily, we have open-record laws that reveal what they really think about the multitude of problems facing the NCAA. Last spring at a meeting in Dallas of NCAA officials, each member was handed a 44-page report titled, “Privileged and Confidential — Not for Distribution.” The contents were recently distributed…

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November 21, 2019

Jay Williams started a GoFundMe for James Wiseman

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm November 21, 2019 11/21/19

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In the post directly below this one, Aaron Torres detailed the latest in the James Wiseman saga. Yesterday, the NCAA suspended the Memphis star for 12 games and is requiring him to donate $11,500 — the same amount Penny Hardaway gave his mother to pay for the move from Nashville to Memphis in 2017 —…

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Memphis Has No One To Blame But Themselves for the James Wiseman Saga

Aaron Torres 1:30pm November 21, 2019 11/21/19

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It’s been just under three weeks since the news first broke that Memphis and freshman James Wiseman had broken NCAA rules when his family accepted money from coach Penny Hardaway. A full three weeks since Memphis got the information, and decided to play Wiseman anyway. Three weeks since the school essentially gave a middle finger…

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October 29, 2019

NCAA starts process to enhance name, image and likeness opportunities for student-athletes

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm October 29, 2019 10/29/19

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The NCAA’s top governing board voted unanimously to permit student-athletes the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image, and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate model. In a release this afternoon, the NCAA Board of Governors announced each of the NCAA’s three divisions would need to “immediately consider updates to…

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NCAA meeting today to consider allowing profits off name and likeness

Jack Pilgrim 10:30am October 29, 2019 10/29/19

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Late last month, states across the country began proposing and signing bills allowing college student-athletes to earn money off their names, images, and likenesses at various points in the near future. In response, the NCAA is set to meet in Atlanta today for their first formal discussion on the matter, with the possibility of modifying their…

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October 17, 2019

Frank Martin: Politicians need to stay out of college athletics

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:30pm October 17, 2019 10/17/19

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No one has ever accused Frank Martin of being shy, and yesterday, the South Carolina coach did not hold back when asked about the California Fair Pay to Play law, which was will allow student-athletes in the state to profit off their name, image, and likeness (NIL). On the same day Senator Mitt Romney spoke…

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October 9, 2019

John Calipari says he’s supported players’ likeness rights for years

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:30am October 9, 2019 10/9/19

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In an appearance on Kentucky Sports Radio this morning, John Calipari said he’s been a longtime supporter of student athletes owning their name and likeness, which the new California Fair Pay to Play Law will allow beginning in 2023, but has reservations about how it will be regulated. “I’ve said all along that these kids,…

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