May 02, 2020 2:24 AM

NCAA's top doctor says testing is crucial to having sports in the fall

Posted May 02, 2020 2:24 AM

The NCAA’s chief medical officer says widespread testing for coronavirus will be crucial to having college sports in the fall, especially contact sports such as football and basketball. Dr. Brian Hainline expressed cautious optimism in an interview with The Associated Press.

The NCAA unveiled a three-phase recommended plan for getting sports up and running on campuses this fall. They all depend on schools having students back on campus.

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College athletes could possibly earn funds

UNDATED (AP) — For more than 60 years, NCAA leaders have insisted college athletes had to be amateurs. And to be amateurs they could not be paid for being athletes by anybody. That will no longer be the case.

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.

There are important details to be sorted out. NCAA membership won't vote on legislation before January.