Everything You Need to Know About NIL

Everything You Need to Know About NIL
After almost two years of discussions, debates and lots of questions, July 1 is here. July 1, 2021, has been a looming deadline for the NCAA, as Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) laws go into effect in 12 states. After a failed attempt to quickly pass federal legislation before July 1 to preempt state legislation […]

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Analyzing NFL and NCAA Run Concept Usage

Analyzing NFL and NCAA Run Concept Usage
Offensive and defensive concepts in the game of football are constantly evolving, and tracking that evolution is one of the things we do here at the 33rd Team. While one of the most interesting aspects of the game of football is the disparity of play styles between teams, there are some overarching themes that present […]

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‘The NCAA Is Not Above the Law’

‘The NCAA Is Not Above the Law’
The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously affirmed the 9th circuit’s decision in NCAA v. Alston. The Court found that the NCAA could not limit education-related benefits, meaning things like computers, graduate school and vocational school tuition, internships, and academic achievement awards. While the Court affirmed that the NCAA could not limit education-related benefits, the NCAA […]

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NIL Policies Can Change the Landscape of College Recruiting

NIL Policies Can Change the Landscape of College Recruiting
The NCAA has long had a rigid standard of amateurism for its student-athletes. Because the NCAA has had a nearly complete monopsony on feeding athletic talent into professional sports leagues, athletes have essentially been forced to comply with the NCAA’s rules to maintain eligibility. Since the NCAA passed the “Sanity Code” in 1948, paying students […]

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