At first glance, you might not think that a recliner has anything to do with the Fiesta Bowl, but many Baylor and University of Central Florida players would disagree. When a football team competes in a bowl game, the bowl provides each player with a gift package. This year, many of the players chose a recliner as their Fiesta Bowl gift.
The Ed O’Bannon suit against the NCAA may create a means for student-athletes to receive payment in the future, and it could severely damage college athletics.
O’Bannon, on behalf of Division I football and men’s basketball players, is challenging the NCAA in a class action lawsuit because of its propensity for using images of former student-athletes for commercial purposes.
The college basketball season is one of the most exciting times of the year. Fans watch their teams battle to get into the NCAA Tournament, which is filled with Cinderella stories and buzzer-beating 3-pointers. But since the NBA’s 2005 collective bargaining agreement, college basketball has been robbed of its true quality.
In 2005, the NBA changed its rules regarding player eligibility. Commonly referred to as the “one-and-done rule,” all players must meet certain criteria before playing in the NBA. The NCAA usually takes the brunt of the criticism for this, but it is an NBA rule that the NCAA has no control over.
Each year, Baylor student-athletes sign a financial-aid agreement that binds them to the bylaws expressed in the NCAA Division I Manual. Recent violations regarding name, picture and likeness have moved an article of the manual into the national spotlight.
Article 12 of the NCAA Constitution expresses the rules of a player regarding amateurism. Specifically, Article 18.104.22.168 lays out the rules of commercial use of a student-athletes name, picture or likeness.
Johnny Manziel is no stranger to preferential treatment. The Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner who has been dubbed “Johnny Football” comes from a family of success and oil wealth.
Behind Manziel’s fame and fortune is the story of a kid who has a lot of growing up to do, while the NCAA allows him to sink.
ESPN reported on Aug. 4 that the NCAA was investigating claims that Johnny Manziel accepted payment for autographs that he signed back in January. ESPN reported that a broker came forward and claimed that he had paid Manziel $7,500 to sign 300 helmets while attending an event.
Freshman forward Quincy Miller has decided to enter the NBA Draft and forgo his final three years of eligibility. Miller originally decided to stay but announced Tuesday that he has changed his mind.
Baylor Basketball fans might be in for a big change next season. At their meeting last Thursday the Baylor Student Senate approved a group of bills recommending significant changes to several Baylor institutions.
Baylor has had a successful year in sports. You know most of this already, but here’s a refresher. We’ve had a Heisman winner, a 10-win football team, a men’s basketball Elite Eight appearance and a women’s basketball national championship.
The NCAA has accepted Baylor’s self-imposed penalties and will not add further penalties for recruiting infractions involving impermissible telephone calls and text messages, the university announced Wednesday.
As Baylor Nation bid adieu to sophomore forward Perry Jones III Monday, it applauded the return of freshman forward Quincy Miller.