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NCAA takes first steps toward athlete compensation

The NCAA Board of Governors announced support in late April for rule changes to allow student-athletes to receive compensation for third-party endorsements.

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

May 12, 2020

Two weeks ago, the NCAA Board of Governors announced a surprising reversal in policy. At a  late April meeting, the board supported rule changes to allow student-athletes to receive compensation for third-party endorsements related to their status as college athletes.

Editorial: College athletes deserve opportunity to capitalize on endorsements

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at the California State Capitol on March 13 in Sacramento, California.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 1, 2019

The California law seems sensible and strategic, and will hopefully prompt the NCAA to change its endorsement rules.

Editorial: Why TPN didn’t endorse candidates for midterm elections

Editorial: Why TPN didn't endorse candidates for midterm elections

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 6, 2018

Here at The Pitt News, we don’t believe in endorsing electoral candidates — it’s wholly unnecessary and it tarnishes our image as an honest, objective newspaper.

Editorial: Keep a local focus on special election

Democratic Congressional candidate Conor Lamb, left, and Jon

By The Pitt News Staff

March 13, 2018

When President Donald Trump appeared at a Pittsburgh airplane hangar Saturday night, his role, ostensibly, was to pump up the assembled crowds to vote for Rick Saccone, the Republican running in today’s special election to fill the vacant seat in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. Bu...

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