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AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 19, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

New Law Aims To Prevent Student Athlete Concussions

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

Football practice at Sacred-Heart Griffin High School in Springfield, IL

High school coaches and athletic directors now must take a concussion training course under a law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.  A new law requires the IHSA to develop an online certification program.

Categories: Education, Health, Sports


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 13, 2014

Premier League Basketball Starts Up In Danville

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 4:01)

Professional basketball is coming to Danville.  The Danville Riverhawks announced their plans in June.  And the franchise recently said former Continental Basketball League player and Danville native Kristopher Bell will be this team’s first coach.

Categories: Sports

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 11, 2014

U Of I Labor Prof Looks At Court Ruling Over NCAA Images

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 3:49)

Last week, a federal judge ruled that college athletes can make money off commercial use of names and images, one of three recent rulings that could influence the future of NCAA football and basketball.

Categories: Education, Law, Sports


AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 07, 2014

NCAA Board Hands Big Ten, Other Power Conferences, More Autonomy

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

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(Duration: 6:03)

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany

The NCAA board of directors has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping package plan that will give the five biggest conferences the ability to create their some of their own rules. 

Categories: Economics, Education, Sports

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 07, 2014

NCAA Votes To Boost Student-Athletes’ Benefits, Big Schools’ Power

By Tom Goldman, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

NCAA President Mark Emmert on Capitol Hill

Major college sports programs have taken what could be a major step toward sharing their wealth with the student-athletes whose performances help line their coffers.  Thursday's vote impacts the Power 5 conferences, including the Big Ten.



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