College athletic directors said they are working on recommendations to improve college athletics, but paying players is not in the plan.
The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the IA Athletic Directors Association wrapped up their meetings in Dallas by releasing a statement Wednesday.
The athletic directors said they discussed topics ranging from NCAA governance and enforcement to the disparity of interests and resources among Division I schools to the rejection of "pay-for-play."
Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke said, "Pay for play has no part in the amateur setting."
Stanford women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer will receive the Legends of Coaching award in April, recognizing college basketball coaches who exemplify John Wooden's high standards of coaching and personal integrity.
Taurasi makes All-WNBA team for eighth time
Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi tied former Los Angeles Sparks star Lisa Leslie with a record eighth appearance on the All-WNBA team.
Also on the first team are forward Maya Moore and guard Lindsay Whalen of the Minnesota Lynx, Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles and Sparks forward Candace Parker, the league's MVP.
LPGA Tour will begin season in January
The LPGA Tour will open its season in January for the first time in 13 years, beginning with the Bahamas LPGA Classic on Jan. 23-26. The flood-plagued inaugural Bahamas event was played in late May this year and was reduced to three 12-hole rounds.
Defending champion Ellen Port and Susan Cohn won two matches each to reach the USGA Senior Women's Amateur final in San Martin.
Venus Williams rallied to beat Simona Halep of Romania 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 and reach the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. She faces Canada's Eugenie Bouchard, who upset sixth-seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 7-5, 6-2.
In Florence, Italy, Tony Martin of Germany won his third straight title in the individual time trial at the road cycling world championships. Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins of Britain finished second, 46.09 seconds behind.
The Associated Press