Watch: NCAA President Baker Delivers State of College Sports Address

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.

2024 Nca Aconv Governance Update

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