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In 2009, the former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon took on the NCAA in a lawsuit that challenged the organization's ability to profit from the likenesses of college athletes in a video game. But as the case heated up, its stakes and scope began to sprawl, opening a can of worms that threatened to upend one of the bedrock principles of college sports: amateurism.

The University of South Carolina celebrates winning the 2017 NCAA Womens' Basketball Tournament.
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Columbus will host 12 college championship events over the next five years, NCAA announced last week, including basketball, bowling, golf, lacrosse, rifle and volleyball. While the city has shown increasing interest as a sports location in the past few years, including for the women's basketball Final Four, it may be a harder sell for the industry's biggest events.

Indiana University will no longer allow prospective student athletes with a history of sexual or domestic violence to compete.

Big Ten Football On Fridays? Prep Coaches Aren't Pleased

Nov 17, 2016
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The Ohio High School Football Coaches Association is voicing its displeasure over the Big Ten's decision to play some games on Friday night next year.

The Business of College Spirit

Jun 19, 2013

10:00 OSU sports would be pretty somber without the Best Damn Band in the Land, but funding for college sports "auxiliaries" is not always easy to come by, despite the big money generated by teams. This hour, we'll examine who pays for Ohio State's marching band and cheerleading squad, and how they manage to keep Brutus Buckeye in fighting form.   Guests

LGBT Students and College Sports

Mar 12, 2013

10:00 Ohio State's hockey team hosted the NCAA's  first ever Division 1 "Pride Night" in support of the "You Can Play" initiative, a project that promotes acceptance of LGBT athletes. Professional sports have yet to see an openly gay player, but with the growing trend toward tolerance, a gay pro athlete may step into the spotlight soon. In this hour, we'll discuss how attitudes on homosexuality are shifting at the college level. Guests