Action items discussed in NCAA president Charlie Baker's State of College Sports address:
- Engage with Division I schools to explore maximizing enhanced educational support and opportunities related to NIL through a Congress-backed nonemployee model.
- Provide all student-athletes access to post-eligibility insurance, beginning in August 2024.
- Adopt Mental Health Best Practice recommendations to address student-athlete well-being.
- Enhance student-athlete education around sports betting, including a new partnership with the NFL.
- Increase fan engagement through an alliance with leading sports technology firm KAGR to establish the largest college sports fan database in the country.
- Execute a new, eight-year agreement with ESPN for NCAA championships media rights, beginning Sept. 1, 2024. The deal includes domestic rights to a record 40 NCAA championships — 21 women's and 19 men's events.
- Embrace new opportunities for women in sports, including building on enthusiasm for women's flag football, which will make its Olympic debut in 2028.
- Continue to provide diverse developmental programming, including coaches academies, postgraduate internships and the NCAA Inclusion Forum.
- Enhance NCAA championships by addressing the officiating shortage, seeking local sponsorships and streaming divisional championship coverage.