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College sports is a multi-billion dollar industry in the u.s., but until now the athletes generating that mega money have been unpaid amateurs.
Chris martinez tells us about a decision today on pay to play that could change all that.
The national collegiate athletic association has voted unanimously to allow student athletes to be paid for their name, image and likeness.
In a statement the ncaa board of governors wrote, 'we must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes."
But do that in a way that is consistent with the collegiate model of sports.
The ncaa was under pressure to act after california became the first state to pass a law allowing college athletes to sign endorsement deals& beginning in 20-23.
There is so much money flying around, everybody is able to grab it, except for the student athlete who are actually the talent on the field or the court or the pitch or whatever creating the revenue stream.
The ncaa asked each of its three divisions to create new rules beginning immediately, but no later than 20- 21.
The ncaa believes that it is critical.
They need everybody operating under the same set of rules.
Last year, college sports programs in the u-s reported 14 billion dollars in revenue while college athletes average about 18- thousand dollars in annual scholarship money.
Those numbers are part of the reason why nba star lebron james skipped college.
Me and my mom, we wouldn't have had anything we wouldn't have been able to benefit at all from it.
And the university would have been able to capitalize on all of it once student athletes are allowed to make endorsement deals, the average college football player could make more than 160,000 a year.
Chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles.
Our sports director, tom eble, joins us to talk about the decision and what it means.
Rebecca hall >> the ncaa.
They want each division, but their own set of walls by 2021 california past the wall.
The rule will this is an immediate thing is similar hashing out to step forward.
Give us he was a little bit of background on how this started in the first place.
This has always been a conversation is an industry caused sports in the industry same players.
For instance couple years ago the ncaa.
The real big thing for this case scenario is that open and had a lot to do with the video games ncaa video games ... the same exact jersey number the same as that for spin on her arm with her name wasn't in it so they receive no money from it, which is unfair and the games are now gone to june is me this really quick face it to be interesting.
The next couple of years to see this play out.
Do you think college action.
Athletes should get paid.
He mentioned in the in the beginning some more time million dollar industry college football coaches football, basketball, there are some of the highest paid employees in the state.
The players are the one on the field, therefore making the plays another to build a salary based i deftly believe that it should test the market and paid these kids for what they're doing ... we should be able to assign endorsement deals trying to make an impact on their family ... some of this money can be life- changing.
Lebron james made a very point in the package absolutely new orleans falcons's life-changing money.
Why do it.
You can see both sides to it.
Opportunity college ... they want to make some life- changing movemen just what you said called me millions of dollars off the college.
The i had a conversation with someone source writing class is to a former player told me a scholarship.
Our fear on the old and i'm still having to pay for medical bills due to the injury i got back in college ... you think about that ... you're a duke basketball your plan 40 your plan 4035 games a year ... queuing up with energies in my life for you now.
But 10 years down the line.
It might affect you debilitate your college is in paying for your cost ... and the other thing is real quickly.
Who is going to decide who stood paid what ... come up with these rules.
So a lot of the legal stuff ... be interesting en wretu when we return, one professor has a design she believes will save lives.
That story is next on a 14year a 14- year- old from california is america's new áop young scientist.
The eighth grader created a ánano particle liquid bandageá to replace antibiotics.
She beat nine other finalists and hundreds of students who submitted ideas.
The "3m- youn scientist challenge" i held every year in st.
The national competition encourages middle- schoolers to come up with projects to tackle global problems. nikki battiste got a behind- the- scenes look at the competition and a special tour of the 3m labs.
And this year's top young scientist is& kara fan was named america's top young scientist for 2019 -- snagging a 25- thousand dollar prize.
I feel really shocked and surprised but really excited at the same time this is the nano silver i made... judges were impressed by her nano particle liquid bandage.
It's important because it reduces the overuse of antibiotics.
After two days of mind-twisting challenges& and working one- on- one with world renowned scientists more than twice their age in a sort of spelling bee for science& &these ten finalists beat hundreds of their 5-th to 8-th grade peers for the chance to present their final projects in front of 3- m and discovery executives.
I would have a solar panel... caroline crouchley got second place.
She created a sustainable train that she says is safer and more efficient than elon musk's hyperloop.
// four million children develop asthma every year due to air pollution from cars and trucks, and there are 11,000 new cases every day.
So i wanna prevent all this from happening.
First, you input a gesture.
Faraz tamboli created a device that translates sign language into voice and voice into sign language.
// when my dad was around my age // there was this kid // and he always wanted to play with my dad.
But since he was aphonic, he couldn't-- talk to my dad and tell him that he just wanted to play with him.
So my dad got scared and ran away.
His competition video illustrates his idea.
I thought, "wh can't i translate their only way of communication?
And then i got into technology and started thinking of how to tr-- recognize the hand and its gestures and figure out the movement of the hand.
Before their final presentations, the young scientists toured 3- m's "innovatio center" -- to se some áadultá projects, like this echo- free chamber.
What these young minds have learned may be a lesson not just in science, but in life.
"my takeawa from this project is that if you work well with other people then great things happen" past winners have met the president, been featured in forbes's 30- under- 30 list, spoken before congress, and given ted talks.
Nikki battiste, cbs news, ny it is an idea that began in the middle of a military conflict.
Now, a north carolina professor may have found a way to save lives.
Take a look.
North carolina state university professor dr. afsaneh rabiei knew during the war in iraq she could develop a technology that would save lives.
"when i saw that soldiers ar wounded or lose lives, i keep telling everybody i know this is going to help.
But, at that time, we had not tested the technology," rabiei said it's something strong, but lightweight.
It's porous enough to absorb a tremendous amount of energy.
It took more than a decade, but rabiei is able to show the result of her work.
"porous metal has not bee used enough and it's time to bring this to the consumers," rabiei said.
"and, to use th structure that is light and at the same time can perform better."
In basic terms, it's almost like a bubble wrap used to protect glass, but on steroids.
It's at least 70 percent lighter than the same amount of metal.
Rabiei named her invention "metal foam."
It's filled wi tiny spheres that compress on impact to protect what's on the other side - like when someone in a vehicle is hit with armor-piercing ammunition.
That includes a recent test on a highly explosive incendiary that can travel at about 5,000 feet per second.
"we put our material in fron of it to see how the material can absorb the fragments and blast weight," rabiei said.
" went very well."
Much of the research is done at n.c.
State where rabiei teaches.
An agreement with the us department of defense means the process used to make metal foam is top secret.
But, it goes far beyond the military - it could be used in vehicles, trains, nuclear power plants, space travel, and construction.
"if one person walks out of deadly accident because of the technology that we develop here, that would really make my life worth living.
So it's very important for me to see this technology go out and people use it and save lives" rabiei said the world's largest organization for police says it's fighting a ámental healthá cris, with an increasing number of suicides by officers.
Nationwide, á188á have died by suicide so far this year.
That's twice the number of officers who've died in the line of duty.
This week, police chiefs from across the country gathered in chicago to address the cris in a special forum áfor the first time.á jeff pegues has covered law enforcement extensively, and moderated the discussion.
During panel discussion "&he wa diagnosed with post-traumatic stress, which he suffered with for 13 years&" at this year's international association of chiefs of police conference in chicago -- finding solutions for a disturbing trend in officer suicides was top of mind.
Janice mccarthy understands the importance of speaking up& her husband paul -- a 21 year veteran of the massachusetts state police took his own life in 2006.
Jeff: "&wha needs to change&?
Janice: "&th culture needs to change&" it's that culture -- what she calls a áfeará by police officers against expressing their emotional and mental health -- that may be contributing to the increased police suicide rate.
She believes her husband's suicide was brought on by his mental and physical struggles after he was run over by a bus while on the job.
Pegues police suicide panel il rem305 16:35:44 you'll be fine, suck it up, it'll go away.
But it didn't go away and the department didn't know what to do with that&" earlier this year, president trump authorized 7.5 million dollars annually for the next five years for national police suicide prevention efforts - including mental health screening and more traing.
17:10:56 "&let's just al admit we're broken and join arms and talk about this stuff.
Because we're not meant to do this by ourselves, we're not meant to suppress all this&" detective matt thornton has been with the zion police department in illinois for sixteen years& 18:02:02 "&it's very ver difficult&" thornton admits to bottoming out from the demands of the job -- and planning to take his own life& 17;04;16;29 just crying and going over this plan.
I see a lady walking in the parking lot and she's coming straight to my squad car.
// and she knocks on my window // and she hands me this red cross.
And she said you need this.
And it was the most surreal moment of my life&" e ys t he says that moment changed his life.
And made him realize that he needed to reach out for help.
Something cops don't often do.
17;12;43;12 it needs to come to the forefront.
Because i'm sick of it.
I'm sick of crying.
// because i can see the signs.
Because i lived them.
Jeff tag: thornton says he's made it a point in his life to help fellow officers in need.
Some departments do have trained mental health professionals on staff for support.
But there doesn't appear to be a national standard for treatment - or even the data to know what's really needed or available.
Jeff pegues, cbs news, new york.
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