NCAA clears way for athlete compensation

DALLAS (AP) — The NCAA Board of Directors approved one of the biggest changes in the history of college athletics Wednesday, clearing the way for nearly a half-million athletes to start earning money based on their fame and celebrity without fear of endangering their eligibility or putting their school in jeopardy of violating amateurism rules that have stood for decades….

Three Former Faulkner Athletes Indicted on Murder Charges

Three one-time athletes at Faulkner University in Montgomery have been indicted on murder charges in the death of another school athlete. Court documents show 20-year-old Tabias Russell of Alexander City, 20-year-old Marshall Wall of Atmore and 21-year-old Ronnie Williams of Loxley are charged in the death of 19-year-old Faulkner football player Ryan Brooks of Chelsea. Police say Brooks was fatally…