UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA earned reward final 12 months when it agreed to pay referees at its males’s and ladies’s basketball tournaments equally. The gesture solely price about $100,000, a tiny fraction of the roughly $900 million networks pay yearly to broadcast March Insanity. Now, because the NCAA examines numerous disparities throughout males’s and ladies’s sports activities, stress is rising to additionally pay referees equally through the common season. Two Division I conferences advised The Related Press they plan to equalize pay, and one other is contemplating it. Others are resisting change, though the influence on their budgets can be negligible.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn quarterback T.J. Finley was arrested after turning himself in on a misdemeanor warrant for trying to elude a police officer. Auburn assistant police chief Clarence Stewart mentioned in a press release that Finley additionally obtained site visitors citations and was booked on the Lee County Jail on $3,000 bond. The 20-year-old quarterback was later launched. Auburn coach Bryan Harsin mentioned Finley will follow with the workforce when preseason camp opens Friday. Stewart mentioned police twice tried to cease a male who was working a motorbike with out a helmet in the identical space on July 26, 2022. The person fled police.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bulldogs aren’t resting on their laurels — or their locks — as they start protection of faculty soccer’s nationwide championship. Quarterback Stetson Bennett and a number of other of his teammates chopped off a number of hair earlier than the beginning of preseason follow. Some clandestine photographs of Bennett’s candy fade generated loads of buzz on social media. Coach Kirby Good says the brand new ‘dos present his workforce is hungry for a repeat after profitable its first nationwide title since 1980. The Bulldogs have loads of expertise however some large holes to fill after a document 15 gamers went within the NFL draft.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida observe and discipline coach Mike “Mouse” Holloway is getting a four-year extension that places him beneath contract by way of 2032. He led the Gators to 3 nationwide championships previously season: the lads’s and ladies’s outside titles and the ladies’s indoor title. Athletic director Scott Stricklin introduced the extension on Thursday. Holloway is a 12-time nationwide champion and 16-time Southeastern Convention champion. He additionally was the coach of the 2020 U.S. males’s observe and discipline Olympic workforce.
UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA can have a committee conduct extra analysis on a suggestion to permit Division I athletes to change faculties as many occasions as they need with fast eligibility. The switch rule proposals had been amongst a number of that got here out of the NCAA’s Transformation Committee and had been moved alongside by the Division I Council two weeks in the past. The board did undertake Transformation Committee suggestions that will enable faculties to supply extra monetary advantages to athletes. The proposed modifications to switch guidelines additionally included implementing sport-specific home windows when athletes may enter their names within the switch portal and be instantly eligible the next 12 months.
UNDATED (AP) — Senators Tommy Tuberville of Alabama and Joe Manchin of West Virginia have requested suggestions from faculty sports activities leaders for use to craft a invoice to manage how faculty athletes might be compensated for his or her names, photographs and likenesses. Tuberville is a Republican and a former faculty soccer coach from the state of Alabama. Manchin is a Democrat from West Virginia who’s pals with Alabama soccer coach Nick Saban. In a letter to Southeastern Convention Commissioner Greg Sankey, the senators mentioned their staffs have already begun drafting laws. Sankey and Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill throughout a lobbying journey in Could.
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