A-10 commissioner: NCAA unlikely to “stay exactly like we are’

Credit: Mike Lawrie

Credit: Mike Lawrie

Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade expects there soon to be changes in the NCAA’s thinking regarding athletes earning money off their names, images and likenesses.

According to the Associated Press, the NCAA Board of Governors will be briefed Tuesday by administrators about the issue, which has created headlines all year. It will be the first of many steps, McGlade said, toward a decision.

"I don't expect a report saying that we're going to stay exactly like we are,” McGlade told the AP. “I don't think we're going to get a status quo report.”

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Earlier this month, McGlade called it a complicated issue. She issued a statement, saying the NCAA needs "an updated NCAA collegiate amateur model."

"And I don't think that it's possible to have state-by-state legislation or laws," McGlade told the AP. "But I also believe strongly in that the model should not move so far to the point that there is a 'pay-for-play, employee-employer relationship' with student athletes."

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