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the man in the arena.
We love it
I Put My Name On The Map, Ain’t No Turning Back Now🗣 4
In Norman Friday can’t wait ! ☝🏾
Get used to this, @EFHS_Football fans😏 @QueSeanBrown1 is a PLAYMAKER‼️
As Per Scott Woodward, @LSUfootball will allow 100% Tailgating this season with no restrictions. #GeauxTigers #LSU
Goosebumps: The New Coach Prime Trailer Is Live And It Is Fantastic https://www.barstoolsports.com/blog/3380170/goosebumps-the-new-coach-prime-trailer-is-live-and-it-is-fantastic
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don’t let the size fool you, I can play football.
We stand ready and willing to assist collegiate athletes in all of their NIL needs. Send us a DM today!
#UGA quarterback JT Daniels has reached a six-month NIL trading card deal that could bring in upwards of $1 million, per an article from UGAWire. Daniels plans to split half of his earnings with the rest of his teammates.
Freshman All-American, All-SEC Freshman, NIL deal machine... Malachi Moore is ready to run it back for more in year two 🤫
First @GrahamMertz5 took control of the NIL game. This fall he could take college football by storm. https://twitter.com/247Sports/status/1428033791898103808
Preseason countdown: Graham Mertz is the highest-ranked Wisconsin QB signee ever. If he can play like it, Wisconsin will make a Playoff push, says @CoachReed314.
The Best NIL Deal Has Been Signed: Kool-Aid Signs Alabama DB Kool-Aid McKinstry https://www.barstoolsports.com/blog/3379278/the-best-nil-deal-has-been-signed-kool-aid-signs-alabama-db-kool-aid-mckinstry
NIL era comes and NCAA relinquishes their punishment role for accepting benefits.
Then we learn from the Knight Commission that NCAA mishandled women’s basketball.
And now THIS. Looks A LOT like them trying to justify their existence by making an example.
The NCAA is the WORST
ESPN put out its "25 Most Marketable College Basketball Players."
It's been fun to help Top 10 talent in @CavinderHaley, @CavinderHanna, and @THECASEYFERG behind the scenes.
Hopefully, everyone on the list has someone to look over #NIL deal flow.
She stands to make more NIL cash over the next few years than any college athlete.
We're talk'n seven figures. https://twitter.com/WME_Sports/status/1428389111275077634
WME Sports is proud to announce we have signed All-American LSU gymnast, Olivia Dunne.
The most followed collegiate athlete on social media (5.5 million), Olivia is WME Sports’ first NIL athlete.
TOP 4 coming 🔜 ! Stay tuned 🙇🏽♂️
One week away!! Senior SZN! @lexsayrefb #SpartanStrong 2
One week away!! Senior SZN! @lexsayrefb #SpartanStrong2
Barstool has issues if the content wasn’t cleared.
Cropping an image isn’t, in itself, transformative. Barstool is obviously a commercial enterprise.
What’s the normal licensing fee? That’s the actual damages. With a copyright registration, there’s potential statutory relief.
Barstool Sports has been sued by a photographer for copyright infringement.
I expect a continued rise in these types of cases as athletes and companies fail to clear rights before posting content on websites and social media.
New #LSU starting quarterback Max Johnson says all the leaders of the position groups spoke before camp. He stood up and it was one of his first moments of clearly being the QB1 at #LSU
𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤! The first @WakeForest Athletics event of the new year is tomorrow night, as @WakeWSoccer hosts an exhibition at Spry Stadium!
Jewel was on fire in game one 💎
✅ 14 points
🔥 4-of-5 behind the arc
💪 3 rebounds
🤝 3 assists
Check out @ConDetrimental for all your sports law needs. Excited to see how far this website and podcast will go. https://twitter.com/ConDetrimental/status/1422957934838009861
NIL for All... Except High School Student Athletes
If you missed our show yesterday. Check it out here!! Link Below. Great discussion on Simone Biles/Aaron Rodgers and the state of College Athletics and NIL with Founder of Shine Sports & Ent. Alex Castro.
“Bryce (Young) is one of those few athletes that’s a blue chip player at a blue chip program, and they are going to have those deals (7 figures) come in with little work.”
Going on 97.3 The Game to discuss NIL. Right now. LIVE. Tune in to iHeartradio to hear the segment.
SEC presidents, as expected, have voted to extend a membership invitation to Texas & Oklahoma, sources tell @SINow.
OU and Texas board of regents meet Friday to accept the invitation - the final step in securing the richest and most powerful conference in college sports history.
Then, an attendee asks about wanting to give a player an NIL deal.
Orgeron says to call his people and they'll make it work.
"If you want to give our players money legally, do it. We would like that done. Other schools are doing it ... and bragging about it." #LSU https://twitter.com/BrodyAMiller/status/1420437846213767175
Ed Orgeron speaking to the Baton Rouge rotary club and makes this joke about NIL:
"We're paying players now. Name, Image and Likeness. So if you guys wanna start paying our players, you can go ahead!" #LSU
Lead by the best defensive tackle in the COUNTRY, here are are #ACC’s top DT’s for 2021.
Who will be on this list by the end of the season???
One logical way to read this is that the Big 12 is accusing ESPN of facilitating talks between TEX/OU and the SEC.
There’s a concept called tortious interference with a contract which makes one liable if they cause someone else to breach a contract. Could be the allegation here. https://twitter.com/PeteThamel/status/1420492649442709510
Breaking: The Big 12 has sent a "cease and desist" letter to ESPN. The letter demands ESPN end "all actions that may harm the conference and its members and that it not communicate with the Big 12 Conference's existing members.... 1/2
Training Camp Reminder: Practice INTs aren’t always bad. As a QB, practice should be used as a trial and error period in order to find comfort zones with certain throws, concepts, and to test what you like/dislike before it actually counts on game day.
Always a great time at the Summer Block Party! #WeAreMarquette4
Track and Field starts tomorrow. I’m so excited 👏🏾☺️
Only 104 days until the 21-22 college basketball season officially begins.....#countdown
I have confirmed with the Missouri State High School Activities Association that students at Affiliate Registered schools can enter into NIL deals and they and their school remain eligible to compete against schools that are full members of the MSHSAA.
.@SINow has obtained the cease and desist letter that the Big 12 sent to ESPN.
In it, commissioner Bob Bowlsby says that ESPN has reached out to at least one of the eight remaining Big 12 members in an attempt to convince the school to leave in wake of the Texas and OU exit.
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Bryce Young is very marketable, but he likely hasn’t done anywhere near $1 million in #NIL deals.
At least not yet.
However, Nick Saban has the world talking about it and that’s 1 reason why Alabama will continue to be at the top of the recruiting game. Saban’s playing chess.
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https://www.conductdetrimental.com/post/is-the-nil-hype-real-you-bet Take a read on the latest and greatest sports law website @ConDetrimental! Is the NIL Hype Real?
You know what to do 🐝!!! https://twitter.com/tevincarter_2/status/1414298163083714562
It’s almost time🗣❗️
Happy to receive a scholarship offer from Georgia Tech University with @coachchoice @GeorgiaTechFB 🐝 over the @FootballHotbed middle school showcase weekend @reddblaze7333 da 🔌@ColtBoyz14u 🐴 💯2
One of the busiest recruiting weekends of the summer— maybe even the year.
I’m very busy, to say the least
Oral Roberts transfer Kevin Obanor has officially committed to Texas Tech, per his Twitter page.
Just got off a call with Mark Emmert and a small group of reporters. He wants a thorough rethinking of the NCAA structure and governance, with more power handed down to conferences on the heels of Alston ruling, NIL, etc. More details to come...
Is a federal #NIL law for college athletes still needed?
If Congress acts, it should keep it as close to just saying this: The NCAA, conferences, high school athletic associations, and schools can't restrict NIL activity.
Re claims that NIL “will hurt women. That…falsely assumes that female athletes have no value to potential sponsors…or…creative or entrepreneurial potential…It’s ridiculous to act like denying NIL rights in any way helps women of any sport, color, or socioeconomic background.”
A record total 2⃣8⃣9⃣ @WakeForest student-athletes have been named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll!
It also marks the fifth consecutive year the Deacs have had an increase in student-athletes on the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 👏👏👏
Raleek Brown, Emmanuel Henderson lead the list of the top 10 running backs entering the 2021 season.
@SportsLawLust @jwiegand10 @ConDetrimental @carli_baldwin a fellow Barstool Athlete sharing some insight on Tik tok about the relationship between Barstools “Marketing Agency” and the athletes. Wondering how this will shift the analysis of what she says is accurate.
In 2020, the University of Colorado at Boulder entered into a 5-year deal with sports betting brand PointsBet.
Athletes at CU Boulder are banned from participating in sports betting, but can they endorse such a company?
It would be hypocritical to deny such a deal, no? #NIL
Top 50 recruit Tyrell Ward told @Stadium he has committed to Xavier. The 6-foot-7, 185-pound DeMatha wing plays for Boo Williams in the summer.
Had fun competing at FBU Top Gun. Thankful to win Gatorade MVP.
Another great year!
Thank you to all the coaches for a great camp!
The NIL era has that Wild Wild West vibe. Athletes learning market value on the fly alongside unregulated businesses who’ve never done amateurs’ deals.
1/2 compliance nightmare— 1/2 necessary evil while awaiting federal legislation.
I’m on @Tide1009 at 11:15 CT w/ @JHarrisonOTE
Another takeaway from talking to college coaches and recruits this weekend:
NO ONE has a clue what to expect with the NIL.
Coaches aren’t supposed to talk to recruits/players about deals/money, but let’s not be NAIVE about this.
Just remove the guardrails at this point.
Can college athletes earn bonuses from brands based on receipt of awards (i.e. Heisman)?
NCAA says athletic performance can't be "consideration" for #NIL compensation. However, honors are not the same as "performance."
Do any state laws/school policies expressly forbid this?
I am very excited to have received an offer to play football at the University of Iowa!! #GoHawks #Swarm223
It looks like @stoolathletics has a plan after @stoolpresidente said no thought was put into it.
Barstool Sports, Inc. has filed intent-to-use trademark applications to register the Barstool Athletics brand for managing athletes/entertainers and creating podcasts.
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Schools tell me they didn't know Opendorse was paying student athletes directly, and some have concerns about it. However, Opendorse argues if they can't, no business the university has ever done business with can. Just shows the confusion with NIL so far. https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristidosh/2021/07/09/gray-areas-around-nil-rules-and-laws-begin-creating-tension/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
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American Top Team is planning a $540,000 NIL commitment to Miami players, per @CaneSport
All 90 scholarship players for the Hurricanes will be offered $6,000 annual endorsement deals
NIL has proven to have a plethora of opportunities for college athletes. There is no doubt in my mind that as soon as there is a federal uniform NIL policy, conference/school/team group licensing deals will open up the doors for additional NIL partnerships.
🗣Athletes! Make sure you understand what your NIL is and how to monetize it while staying compliant with state laws or school policy. https://www.instagram.com/p/CMzkHfeBUdF/?utm_medium=share_sheet
NEWS: The Division I Board of Directors has voted to approve the interim NIL policy, a source tells @TheAthletic.
College athletes in all 50 states will be able to monetize their names, images and likenesses starting tomorrow (July 1). Doing so will no longer violate NCAA rules.
Tomorrow is the big day. We’ve been talking athletes and assisting with what they should be ready for. Let us know if you need help. DMs are open! #NIL #NCAA #Shine
July 1st! Big day coming for a lot student athletes for NIL opportunities. I suspect some big name deals dropping on that day! #NIL
Both Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games (Alabama vs Miami; Louisville vs. Ole Miss) set for Labor Day will allow full capacity at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Sources: Gonzaga and Alabama are finalizing an agreement to play a neutral site game next season in Seattle. There will be a return game in Birmingham during the 22-23 season.