Releases & Advisories
October 05, 2015
State of NCAA Sports
NCPA leader Ramogi Huma and Kain Colter speak on the State of NCAA Sports at the Indiana AFL-CIO convention, which in turn passed a resolution of support of equal rights under labor/antitrust laws for all college players.
July 09, 2015
NCPA Calls for Firing of University of Illinois Coaches, AD, and Trainers
After an explosive CNN investigation into allegations of athlete mistreatment and abuse across three sports at the University of Illinois, the NCPA is calling on the university to fire coaches, AD, and trainers.
June 09, 2015
Lead NCAA Concussion Plaintiff Fires Lawyer to Stop Bad Settlement
Adrian Arrington, lead plaintiff in the Arrington v. NCAA concussion lawsuit, terminated his relationship with his lawyer and opposes the preliminary settlement that the law firm asked the judge to approve.
August 07, 2014
Players Forcing NCAA Changes, Congressional Caucus Formed, Power Conference Autonomy Approved
July 08, 2014
With NCPA, Boston Could Set Standard for NCAA Reform
College athletes participating in Boston's four Division I athletic programs could soon have the best protections in the nation.
May 28, 2014
The White House's Knocks, NCPA and CAPA Answer With "Mind, Your Business"
January 15, 2014
APU Protest Planned for NCAA Convention
They say absolute power corrupts absolutely and college athletes can tell you that this holds true in NCAA sports. Players are letting the NCAA big wigs know that athletes deserve a real seat at the table...
January 03, 2014
Aerial Protest Highlighting NCAA Inaction on Concussions Planned at BCS Championship Football Game
The NCAA recently declared it has no duty to protect players, does not review or enforce NCAA-mandated concussion policies, and would not punish a coach for knowingly putting a player with a concussion back into a game.
November 20, 2013
All Players United Reaches Congress, Bill to Protect Athletes Introduced
Several US lawmakers are lining up in support...
June 04, 2013
NCPA convinces PAC-12 to reduce contact in football practices
The PAC-12 is answering the NCPA's call to help minimize the risk of brain trauma.
April 03, 2013
NCPA Calls on Rutgers University to Fire President & AD & For NCAA Reform
Rutgers University President Robert Barchi admits he knew about misconduct in the fall.
April 03, 2013
NCPA Calls on Rutgers to Fire Coach Caught Abusing Players On Video
ESPN aired video of multiple instances of Mike Rice verbally and physically abusing his players.
March 20, 2013
Study: The $6 Billion Heist: Robbing College Athletes Under the Guise of Amateurism
The lost value over a four-year career for the average FBS football and basketball player is $456,612 and $1,063,307, respectively. Nationwide, FBS football and men's basketball players will lose over $6 billion between 2011-2015.
March 15, 2013
NCPA Sponsors Law to Mandate Cost of Living for College Athletes
Law would increase scholarships to cover full cost of attendance plus a $3600 stipend.
January 28, 2013
NCPA APPLAUDS PRESIDENT'S COMMENTS, CALLS ON NCAA TO ADDRESS GAPS IN BASIC RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS
President Obama expresses concern for college football players sustaining concussions without support from NCAA.
January 06, 2013
DESPITE OUTCRY FROM PLAYERS, NCAA AND CONFERENCES CONTINUE TO RESIST CONCUSSION REFORM
FBS conferences and the NCAA have ignored the NCPA request to discuss the CARE Plan. While we see movement on concussion reform in the NFL and Pop Warner football, NCAA football has been asleep at the wheel. Those who run college football seem to be run
September 27, 2012
California Governor Signs NCPA Student-Athletes Bill of Rights!
SB 1525 requires Pac-12 colleges, which are flush with new TV revenue, to provide continuing education for players on teams with graduation rates below 60%, pay for sports-related medical expenses, cover medical coverage premiums for low income student-at
July 23, 2012
NCAA Grants NCPA Request: No Punishment on Penn State Transfers
The NCPA commends the NCAA and Penn State for including the exact provisions the NCPA requested to avoid some of the collateral damage on student-athletes who had nothing to do with what happened at the university...but allowing student-athletes to transf
June 26, 2012
College Players to BCS Oversight Presidential Committee: Some of Football Playoff Revenue Must Fund Concussion Reforms
The NCPA is calling on college presidents, conference commissioners, and the NCAA for the immediate enactment of The Concussion Awareness and Reduction Emergency (CARE) Plan, which was developed by the NCPA Players Council. The NCPA wants every playoff m
April 19, 2012
California Senate Education Committee Approves NCPA Student-Athletes Bill of Rights!
This legislation is the first of its kind and promises student-athletes the important protections that should have been in place long ago. California is leading the way by establishing these standards for their universities...
March 30, 2012
NCPA President Calls for Investigation Into K-State Suspension of Jamar Samuels
Samuels, who is from a low-income single-parent family, reportedly accepted $200 for food from his long-time family friend and former AAU coach. Upon learning of these allegations, Kansas State suspended Samuels just shortly before what would have been h
January 09, 2012 | BY NCPA's Model Legislation Gaining Traction in a Dozen States
California and Indiana Lawmakers to Push Athletes Bill of Rights
New law would require high-revenue athletic programs to pay for their athletes' sports-related medical expenses, pay into a state trust fund for continuing education and student loan repayments for former football and basketball players', and more.
December 15, 2011 | BY NCPA calls on Colleges to Rescind Opposition
Players Voice Frustration With Colleges Challenging Their $2000 Increase
Boston College football player Andre Williams responds to colleges with tweet supporting a work stoppage in NCAA sports. Other players speak out as well...
October 25, 2011 | BY NCPA President Ramogi Huma, Drexel Professor of Sport Management Ellen Staurowsky
Study: "TV Money Windfall in Big Time College Sports"
Study finds over three-quarters of a billion dollars in new TV revenue, football and basketball players the petition NCAA to invest in their education and basic protections.
September 23, 2011 | BY NCPA President Ramogi Huma
NCPA President's Open Letter to NCAA President
NCPA President Ramogi Huma calls for a portion new TV revenues to fund comprehensive reform to increase graduation rates, decrease NCAA scandals, and provide basic protections for college athletes beginning this fall - requests meeting with NCAA President
September 16, 2011
US Congressman Bobby Rush Answers NCPA's Call For Gov't Reform of the NCAA
Congressman Rush: "Paying student athletes over and above the value they receive from athletic scholarships could be part of the remedy."
September 13, 2011 | BY Ramogi Huma, NCPA President and Ellen Staurowsky, University of Drexel Sport Management Professor
Study: College Athletes Worth 6 Figures, Live Below Federal Poverty Line
Report blames NCAA model of amateurism for poor graduation rates and creating a black market plagued with scandals. Report lays the groundwork for a new model of amateurism that emphasizes education, minimizes violations, and grants players the opportuni
May 13, 2011
NCPA Proposal: Reggie Bush, Agents and "The Amateur Problem"
"Ask yourself would you rather have seen Reggie Bush doing a Subway commercial while playing for USC or giving back the Heisman Trophy?"
November 06, 2008
NCPA Exposes Medical Policies at D-1 NCAA Colleges - Grading System Will Help Recruits Avoid Abuse
The National College Players Association (NCPA) posted the results of a Medical Policy Disclosure Campaign it initiated earlier this year on its website: www.ncpanow.org. Read more about the medical grade project here.
January 06, 2011
Loud and Clear: College Football Players Want Playoff
NCPA to push for new law: The College Football Playoffs Act
October 26, 2010
Study Shows "Full" Scholarships Leaves Athletes With Almost $15,000 In Expenses
NCPA President Ramogi Huma stated, "The NCAA and its schools have been pretending to fully support student-athletes' pursuit for a college degree. They have misled high school recruits, their parents, college athletes, lawmakers, and the general public.
October 05, 2010
Schwarzenegger Signs Student-Athletes Right to Know Act
NCPA President Ramogi Huma stated, "This is a historic milestone in college athletes' fight for basic protections. We have proven that when current and former college athletes stick together, we are a powerful force. This is just the beginning. The NCP
January 05, 2010
View ESPN Video: NCPA President Exposes False 4-Year Scholarship Promises
If you missed this Sunday's episode of ESPN's Outside the Lines, watch it now. NCPA President Ramogi Huma joins former Kentucky basketball players in revealing the ugly truth about false 4 year scholarship promises. Watch it now at: http://espn.go.com/v
March 26, 2009
Scholarship shortfall study reveals college athletes pay to play
The NCPA asserts that, by and large, universities have been deceiving recruits, many of whom are under the age of 18 and from disadvantaged backgrounds, into unknowingly being responsible for paying thousands of dollars while on "full" athletic scholarshi
March 18, 2009
169 Basketball Players Disappear From the 2009 NCAA Tournament Teams
How's this for March Madness: A new NCPA study shows that 169 basketball players disappeared from the 2009 NCAA tournament teams, a reflection of dissatisfaction and lack of job security. Read more here.