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The NCAA Will Allow Basketball Players To Have Agents

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The NCAA has been under fire for their outdated system. College basketball is currently under investigation with the FBI about agents involvement with players and branding companies.

The NCAA has announced a list of new rule changes for College Hoops. One of the biggest ones is allowing players to represented by Agents before entering college. Agents will have to be certified with the NCAA and follow stricter rules when communicating with players.

Checkout the full breakdown below.

Effective immediately, the NCAA will allow college players to be represented by NBAPA-certified agents (the agents must become NCAA-certified no later than Aug. 1, 2020) beginning after any season, as long as they request an evaluation from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee. Agents will be permitted to pay for meals and transportation for players and their families during the agent selection process and for meetings with pro teams, if changes are made to existing agent acts and state laws.

If the NBA and National Basketball Players Association change their rules and make high school basketball players eligible for the draft at age 18, as expected, they’ll be allowed to sign with an NCAA-certified agent starting July 1 before their senior year of high school, as long as they have been identified as an elite senior prospect by USA Basketball.

A USA Basketball official told ESPN that his group hadn’t yet approved some of the changes announced by the NCAA on Wednesday. Several NBA officials have also told ESPN that they didn’t think the league’s age requirement would be lowered to 18 until 2021 at the earliest.

The agent agreements must be in writing and will be terminated when the student enrolls or returns to college.

VIA: ESPN

 

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The Miami Hurricanes Will Debut New Environmental Uniforms For LSU Season Opener

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Last year the Miami Hurricanes brought the swag back to college football with the Turnover Chain. Now it seems that school is ready to make an impact outside of the football with their new uniforms.

The U will debut the first-ever uniforms made with repurposed and upcycled materials. Creating a unique look for the Canes, the Miami x Parley A1 uniform features “The U’s” home jersey orange colorway that is accompanied by accents that are an ode to the cause to end plastic pollution of the oceans. The jersey sleeve caps and the stripes white pants feature a wave print that fuses Miami’s signature dark green with the EQT green colorway that adidas x Parley has become synonymous with.

“Our players and staff are excited to wear the new Adidas Parley jerseys and gear for our season opener. We’re also excited that Adidas and Parley are teaming up with UM to help promote sustainability around the world,” head football coach Mark Richt said. “Community service has always been an integral part of our football program, and this partnership with Adidas and Parley helps us continue those efforts.”

Starting August 27, the Miami x Parley A1 uniforms will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science to launch a fund for educational research.

The Hurricanes will wear the uniforms for their season opener against Louisiana State University at the 2018 AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sept. 2.

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Steph Curry And Klay Thompson Want To Retire As Warriors

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Steph Curry and Klay Thompson want to stay in Warriors uniforms their entire careers. Both players want to stay with the team that drafted them.

Curry was on the Bill Simmons podcast recently and asked if he hopes to retire with the team, Curry said: “For sure I do. This is home. This is where I want to be, for obvious reasons.”

Curry was on the Bill Simmons podcast recently and spoke about his intentions to stay with his championship team.

“I love the Bay Area, man,” he said. “The only reason I go home now is if my sister’s getting married or to go play the Hornets for that one game, so I haven’t really been back much. I haven’t put my mind there.”

Curry, a five-time All-Star, averaged 26.4 points and 6.1 assists in 51 games for the Warriors in 2017-18. He signed a five-year, $201 million contract extension with Golden State in July 2017.

Klay is going into his contract year and spoke about doing whatever he could to keep the band together.

“Absolutely,” he said. “Playing for one team your whole career is definitely special. Only so many guys have done it in professional sports, so it’ll be a goal of mine. Hopefully it all works out.” Thompson continued, “It’s so far away,” Thompson said of his pending free agency. “Anything I can do to stay with the Warriors is first and foremost. God willing, it happens. If not, I don’t even think about that.”

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Stephen Jackson Shuts Down Report For Asking About Kobe Joining The Big3

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Kobe Bryant has cemented himself as one of the greatest players to ever play in the NBA. Now that he has retired the six-time NBA champion has spent his time helping young players and winning an Oscar.

During a press conference for the BIG3, A reporter asked Stephen Jackson if Kobe could handle the physicality of the BIG3.

Jackson could not believe the reporter actually questioned Kobe’s ability. “Kobe can play in the — any league! Any league,” Jackson said

“Please come to the league. We need you,” Jackson said.

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