TL;DR news on NCAA at April 22, 2023
The NCAA has been around for nearly 12 decades, since 1906. However, the NCAA has so far been mum on the controversy surrounding Thomas. The NCAA also did not respond to multiple inquiries from Swimming World, including by email, telephone and a form on the official NCAA website, relating to Thomas. 19 in NCAA Division II this season. On the other hand, those NCAA leaders who proclaimed that the sky would fall with the passing of NIL laws have now been fully exposed like the proverbial Chicken Little. Athletes attending school in a state without a specific NIL law are also allowed to engage in NIL activities without incurring NCAA violations. Additionally, Villanova has the most games remaining in Q1, giving them far more opportunities to bolster their NCAA resume than other teams. For the Zags, the Quad 1 wins matter pretty specifically for seeding, because the Zags are probably the automatic qualifier, and, if not, are virtually guaranteed a place in the NCAA Tournament. Matthew Humphreys, a former NCAA swim champion for UC Santa Cruz, was named a Silver Anniversary Award winner by the NCAA on Monday, making him the first Banana Slug to earn the honor. He won the 1996 NCAA title in the 200 individual medley, and still holds the UCSC's school record in the event. Schools want federal guidelines The NCAA and its member schools and conferences have been advocating for a federal NIL framework for quite some time. The NCAA's decision to stop enforcing its endorsement prohibition came after numerous states passed laws that legalized endorsement income for college athletes. And Alabama's Bryce Young has been a big beneficiary of the NCAA's new normal.