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Ralph D. Russo

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Recent articles by Ralph:

College athletic conference leaders to push for NIL law in DC

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The commissioners of the Southeastern Conference and Pac-12 are scheduled to meet with lawmakers in Washington on Thursday to lobby for federal legislation to regulate name, image and likeness compensation to athletes. Greg Sankey of the SEC and George Kliavkoff of the Pac-12 plan to meet with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash. ), Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn. → Read More

‘Momentum’ for dumping yearly scholarship limits in football

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — College football coaches are pushing for changes to NCAA rules to help stabilize rosters depleted by transfers. The proposals would lift the yearly cap on how many players a school can sign and create designated windows in which a player must enter the transfer portal and retain immediate eligibility. Support for […] → Read More

Howell, Ross, "Punt God" still available on Day 3 of draft

There are stars to be found in the final rounds of the NFL draft. They're just not easy to spot. → Read More

Breaking down players selected in 1st round of NFL draft

The players chosen in the first round Thursday of the NFL draft: → Read More

Breaking down players selected in 1st round of NFL draft

The players chosen in the first round Thursday of the NFL draft: CLICK HERE for more on the NFL draft 1) Jaguars — Travon Walker, DE, 6-foot-5, 275 pounds, Georgia Breakdown: Speed and athleticism for his size and build are prototypical and he could probably add some weight without losing much of what makes him […] → Read More

As college sports evolve, what will be NCAA president’s job?

One of Mark Emmert’s go-to lines when talking about his role as NCAA president and the extent of his power to lead the association is to explain how → Read More

NCAA President Mark Emmert is stepping down no later than 2023

Emmert has lead the NCAA for 12 tumultuous years and his salary in 2021 was nearly $3 million. Learn more at Boston.com. → Read More

NCAA President Mark Emmert stepping down no later than 2023

NCAA Board of Governors Chairman John DeGioia announced the move Tuesday and said it was by mutual agreement. → Read More

NCAA president Mark Emmert stepping down after tumultuous tenure

INCAA President Mark Emmert is stepping down after 12 tumultuous years leading an association that has become marginalized while college sports has undergone massive changes and been besieged by political and legal attacks. → Read More

NCAA President Mark Emmert stepping down no later than 2023

NCAA President Mark Emmert is stepping down after 12 tumultuous years leading an association that has become marginalized while college sports has undergone massive changes and been besieged by political and legal attacks. → Read More

NCAA President Mark Emmert to step down by June 2023

NCAA Board of Governors Chairman John DeGioia announced the move Tuesday and said it was by mutual agreement. → Read More

NCAA President Mark Emmert stepping down no later than 2023

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert is stepping down after 12 tumultuous years leading an association that has become increasingly marginalized while college sports has undergone massive changes and been besieged by political and legal attacks. NCAA Board of Governors Chairman John DeGioia announced the move Tuesdayand said it was by mutual agreement. The […] → Read More

NCAA President Mark Emmert stepping down no later than 2023

NCAA President Mark Emmert is stepping down after 12 years on the job. → Read More

Saban: Current state of college football not ‘sustainable’

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban’s willingness to adapt and often be a catalyst for change in college football, both on the field and off, ha → Read More

Top colleges accused of violating Black athletes' rights

The National College Players Association says that male Black college athletes are disproportionately impacted by NCAA rules that prohibit them from being paid. → Read More

One $hining Moment: Players can cash in on NCAA success

The NCAA lifted its ban last summer on athletes earning money off their name, image and likeness. Since then, all kinds of business opportunities have sprung up from modest online → Read More

One $hining Moment: Players can cash in on NCAA success

One $hining Moment: Players can cash in on NCAA success. "Everyone understands how crucial it is to really capitalize." → Read More

One $hining Moment: Players can cash in on NCAA success

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — This March Madness, basketball players can monetize their shining moments. The NCAA lifted its ban last summer on athletes earning money off their name, image and likeness. Since then all kinds of business opportunities have sprung up from modest online endorsement deals to national sponsorship campaigns to booster-funded collectives that can […] → Read More

One $hining Moment: Players can cash in on NCAA success

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — This March Madness, basketball players can monetize their shining... → Read More

One $hining Moment: Players can cash in on NCAA success

This March Madness, players can monetize their one shining moments. → Read More