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National Collegiate Athletic Association

National Collegiate Athletic Association

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a nonprofit association of institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that oversee and organize college athletics.

 

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My feelings are simple: There is so much money involved with big-time college sports, it's unethical that they're not better compensated. That's why I'm not too disgusted with third-party runners -- such as relatives or AAU coaches -- who shake down schools for cash in exchange for highly sought after recruits. I understand how moving cash underneath the table is cheating, but it's hard for me to characterize the schools or their coaches as cheated.

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Source: ESPN
Luke Maloney

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The issue of whether or not to pay student-athletes is a debate that has been going on for years. Many people argue that if the athletes are earning their universities and the NCAA so much money they should be compensated to some extent. 

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Emmert says that 90 percent of the league’s annual revenue — which includes its 14-year, $10.8 billion contract with CBS and Turner Sports to broadcast March Madness — comes from the basketball tournament and goes towards paying for other NCAA sports that don’t make a profit.

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Students must graduate from High School and have a grade point average {GPA} of 2.00 in a core curriculum of 16 academic subjects for Division I and 14 for division II.

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Source: NCAA Clearinghouse. How T...

If you want to participate in Division I or II athletics as a freshman, you must first register and be certified by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. Refer to the NCAA Academic Eligibility section to determine the initial-eligibility standards that apply to you. If you don’t register you will not be eligible to play or practice during your freshman year.

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Clearinghouse insures that each athlete is academically eligible to compete.

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The case prompted the N.C.A.A. to oust Julie Roe Lach, whom Emmert had chosen to lead the enforcement division a little more than two years ago, calling her at the time of her appointment the perfect person for the job. An N.C.A.A. spokeswoman said Roe Lach would leave effective March 1.

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Source: The New York Times
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The case being referenced here is a case that was brought against the University of Miami for rules violations.

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Roosevelt never played football himself — he was too small and wore glasses — but he enjoyed it and believed it served a useful social purpose. By turning boys into men, it prepared the United States for the challenges of a new century.

In 1905, with football’s violence becoming impossible to ignore, he summoned the coaches from Harvard, Princeton and Yale to the White House and encouraged them to reform the game.

That winter, they created the organization that became the NCAA and invented the forward pass

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This was the beginning of the NCAA, started by former president, Teddy Roosevelt.

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Division I took its first steps toward a rulebook that is more meaningful, enforceable and supportive of student-athlete success when the Board of Directors on Saturday adopted a set of proposals aimed at creating a more flexible manual based on common sense.

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Source: NCAA.org
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The NCAA rule book has long been criticized for how long and complicated it is, making it ridiculous to think any athlete would sit down and read the entire book.

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Dr. Mark A. Emmert, Ph.D has been the President of National Collegiate Athletic Association since November 1, 2010. Dr. Emmert served as President of University of Washington since June 14, 2004. He served as the Chancellor of Louisiana State University from April 1999 to June 2004.

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In recent months he has come under a lot of criticism for his handling of many situations with the NCAA.

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The NCAA is made up of three membership classifications that are known as Divisions I, II and III. Each division creates its own rules governing personnel, amateurism, recruiting, eligibility, benefits, financial aid, and playing and practice seasons – consistent with the overall governing principles of the Association. Every program must affiliate its core program with one of the three divisions.

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Founded more than one hundred years ago as a way to protect student-athletes, the NCAA continues to implement that principle with increased emphasis on both athletics and academic excellence.

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