What you need to know about the NCAA and paying student athletes

Nov 13, 2019
This week on "Make Me Smart," we're talking about a longtime controversy that's starting to boil over. Here's a refresher.
The Virginia Cavaliers celebrate with the trophy after their 85-77 win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the 2019 NCAA men's Final Four National Championship game at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 08, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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NCAA getting closer to letting student athletes cash in on names and likenesses

Nov 1, 2019
The move comes after California's "Student Athlete Bill of Rights" law.
Katelyn Ohashi of UCLA competes in the floor exercise during a meet against Stanford at Pauley Pavilion in March 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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Zion Williamson's shoe: The business of college sports footwear

Feb 22, 2019
Duke's Zion Williamson split his Nike shoe wide open in a game against rival North Carolina, injuring his knee.
Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after falling as his shoe breaks against Luke Maye #32 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 20, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina.
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NCAA Division II teams are investing millions in their athletics

Dec 13, 2018
Universities regard football as the welcome mat to their institutions. And even schools in the NCAA Division II are taking it seriously enough to invest millions in the their athletic facilities.

Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility nationwide

May 14, 2018
The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The 1992 law barred state-authorized sports gambling with some exceptions.
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Adidas executive charged in NCAA bribe scheme

Sep 26, 2017
Federal prosecutors have announced charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball, including against four coaches.
The 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in Jacksonville, Florida.
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North Carolina repeals 'bathroom law'

Mar 30, 2017
The law was projected to cost the state more than $3.76 billion over dozen years.
North Carolina is about to repeal its controversial bathroom bill.
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