The board also voted to rescind the NCAA Championships Policy Related to Sports Wagering, which prohibited hosting championship competitions in any state that allows single-game sports wagering. The decision follows the board’s temporary action last year to suspend the policy following the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize sports wagering.
The board also reinforced its support for federal legislative sports wagering standards. While the board stressed that an exemption of college sports in any federal or state legislation is desired, it emphasized that any proposed legislation should protect student-athlete well-being and the integrity of games.
Nice touch with the “student-athlete well-being” nod there, Stacey. As long as it doesn’t affect the bottom line, anyway.
Speaking of bottom lines, how long do you figure it’s going to take the NCAA to come up with an official March Madness pool? Lotta money being left on the table, folks.