Non-Revenue College Sports Athletes Impact
(AP) — Coaches in non-revenue sports are worried about the impact legislation allowing compensation for college athletes could have on their programs. More than a dozen national associations in various sports have signed onto a memo outlining “significant concerns” about effects of allowing athletes to profit on use of their names, images and likenesses. Those include reduced resources for lower-profile programs and the risk of “crowdfunded recruiting” to give some schools a competitive advantage. The memo from North Carolina athletics officials went to a law committee examining whether to craft a standardized athlete-compensation law for states to adopt. That committee meets Tuesday.