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UNDATED (AP) — A key NCAA working group is expected to provide an update on whether it would be feasible to allow athletes to profit from their names, images and likenesses while still preserving amateurism rules. The group will present a progress report to the NCAA Board of Governors in Atlanta. It is an important early step in a process that could take months or even years. The move comes after California cleared the way for athletes to sign endorsement deals beginning in 2023.
UNDATED (AP) — The college basketball season is set to tip off with two huge questions in place. The first is a series of efforts to change the NCAA business model in an effort to provide compensation to its athletes. That issue has been put on the front burner by a recently passed law in California. The other issue is the impact of a federal corruption investigation into the sport. No. 3 Kansas and others could be facing major sanctions tied to recruiting.
UNDATED (AP) — Baylor and coach Kim Mulkey are the overwhelming favorites to win their 10th consecutive Big 12 women's basketball title. The expectations don't change for the Lady Bears in the Big 12 even when their roster does. The defending national champions are favored again in their league after losing Kalani Brown and Chloe Jackson. They still have preseason Big 12 player of the year Lauren Cox among nine returning letterwinners, and they have graduate transfers.