(COOPERSTOWN, NY)-Derek Jeter was a first-ballot Hall of Famer a few months ago, but he will have to wait an extra year to be inducted at Cooperstown. The Hall of Fame has announced that it has canceled the July 26 induction ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the class will be included with any additional new choices at next year’s induction festivities. Jeter’s class includes outfielder Larry Walker and catcher Ted Simmons, along with former union head Marvin Miller.
UNDATED (AP) — For more than 60 years, NCAA leaders have insisted college athletes had to be amateurs. And to be amateurs they could not be paid for being athletes by anybody. That will no longer be the case. The NCAA is moving forward with a plan to allow college athletes to earn money for endorsements and a host of other activities involving personal appearances and social media content. There are important details to be sorted out. NCAA membership won't vote on legislation before January.