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Coaching Great John Thompson of Georgetown Dead at 78

WASHINGTON — John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship, has died. He was 78. One of the most celebrated and pol...
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NCAA Board Supports Name, Image and Likeness Compensation

The NCAA is moving forward with a plan to allow college athletes to earn money for endorsements and a host of other activities involving personal appearances and social media content. The NCAA announced Wednesday that its Board of Governors supports permitt...
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Year-End Sports Quiz. Your Scholarship as a Fan Is at Stake

Your scholarship as a sports fan is up for renewal. Not to worry. Just answer a dozen questions from 2019 and you're on your way. The passing grade? That's up to the crew in the replay booth. Answers: January b. February b. March a-3, b-2, c-1. (Other...
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6 Things to Know About California’s Law on College Athlete Pay

SACRAMENTO — California is the first state to pass a law allowing college athletes to hire agents and get paid for use of their name, image or likeness. Some things to know about the new legislation: WHO DOES THIS AFFECT? College athletes at public and p...