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NCAA takes a step toward player compensation

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 29 Washington State at Washington Photo by Christopher Mast/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
  • The biggest news of the day comes from the NCAA Board of Governors, who gave their support to a proposal to allow third-party compensation to players for their names and likenesses. The change would allow payments for things like endorsements, social media influence, and appearances (and hopefully the EA Sports video game). The NCAA still would not share its revenue with its players, but it’s probably not a coincidence that this decision follows quickly on the heels of several top basketball prospects skipping college for the G League.

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