NCAA President Charlie Baker urges states with legal wagering to ban prop bets on college athletes


March 27, 2024

In the midst of March Madness, the NCAA is pushing for states with legal wagering on sporting events to ban prop bets on college athletes.

"Sports betting issues are on the rise across the country with prop bets continuing to threaten the integrity of competition and leading to student-athletes getting harassed," NCAA President Charlie Baker said Wednesday in statement posted on social media. "The NCAA has been working with states to deal with these threats and many are responding by banning college prop bets."

Prop bets — short for proposition bets — allow gamblers to wager on statistics a pl...

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