Legislature tackles student-athlete endorsements

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Kansas is joining the wave of states nationally seeking to allow college athletes to profit from their names, likenesses and images.

Athletic directors from the University of Kansas and Kansas State University on Wednesday asked lawmakers to pass legislation that would keep them competitive with universities in other states considering comparable legislation.

There are believed to be 30 other states considering legislation similar to what California enacted last year that could reshape the traditional amateur model of college athletics.

"Recruiting is probably one of the biggest issues . . .

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