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Only in Print: Sponsor Pay Likely for NCAA Players | November 9, 2019

Former St. John’s player Shamorie Ponds may have profited under an NCAA plan. (Photo: Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Catholic colleges are preparing for the time when college athletes will be able to be paid for the use of their image, name and likeness, a likely scenario after the National Collegiate Athletic Association told its member colleges to consider the measure.

“We must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes,” said Michael V. Drake, chairman of the NCAA’s board of governors and president of the Ohio State University, in a statement.

“Additional flexibility in this area can and must continue to support college sports as a part of higher education,” he said.

Under the NCAA’s guidelines, colleges in all three of the NCAA’s divisions…

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