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NCAA moves forward with historic reforms for athletes on name, image and likeness, as well as transfers
College athletes would gain freedom of movement and better access to free markets under the proposed NCAA legislation.For the first time ever, the NCAA’s Division I Council introduced legislation that would unlock the chain of amateurism rules that previously prevented such athletes from profiting off their name, images and likenesses.
Kyle Larson has signed a multi-year contract with Hendrick Motorsports to drive the No. 5 car beginning in 2021, NASCARon Wednesday.
Larson will be paired with crew chief Cliff Daniels and joins Alex Bowman, William Byron, and Chase Elliott on Hendricks' driver roster.
"Hendrick Motorsports is a championship organization that has set a high bar for performance and for how drivers represent the team and its partners,” Larson said in a statement.
"My goal is to win races, be a great teammate, continue my personal efforts to grow, and hold myself to that high standard personally and professionally. Making the absolute most of this platform and the opportunity in front of me is my focus. I know what's expected of me and what I expect of myself, on and off the track."
Michigan State's Mark Dantonio agrees to indefinite furlough in new role with Spartans
Ex-Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio agreed to take an indefinite furlough to help offset MSU's losses from the COVID-19 pandemic.Dantonio, after his Feb. 4 retirement, agreed to a $100,000 annual contract with the athletic department through Feb. 14, 2022. In that role, MSU football’s winningest coach will assist in donor relations and a variety of other projects.
NASCAR reinstated Larson on Oct. 19 following the completion of sensitivity training after he was suspended in April for using a racial slur during an iRacing event.
The 28-year-old's restoration will be effective on Jan. 1, 2021, if he continues to fulfill NASCAR requirements.
Larson has won six races and has made four playoff appearances for Chip Ganassi Racing since 2014.
CGR and Larson parted ways in April.
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