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Deion Sanders’ Honest Transfer Portal Approach Changing College Football

Deion Sanders is leaving Jackson State and taking his talents to Boulder, Colorado. After telling the current Colorado players to look at the transfer portal, many are questioning if this brashness is the right approach. Will Prime find success with CU? Mitchell Schwartz and Joe Thomas discuss.

How Has Name, Image and Likeness Impacted the Transfer and Recruiting Landscape?

How Has Name, Image and Likeness Impacted the Transfer and Recruiting Landscape?
“The NCAA is really worthless,” said Paul Finebaum on ESPN’s Keyshawn, J-Will, and Zubin on Jul. 1, 2021, shortly after the NCAA announced a free-market approach to compensating athletes. While the NCAA loosened its vice grip on student-athletes’ ability to profit from their on-field or on-court success, I am not so sure that deregulating name, […]

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Early Look at Some of the First NIL Deals

Early Look at Some of the First NIL Deals
Name, Image and Likeness was officially introduced into collegiate athletics on July 1 and the landscape of college sports changed forever. The preparation by some players was evident, as they wasted no time announcing new partnerships. Several athletes – such as University of Miami quarterback D’Eriq King and the Cainder sisters from Fresno State women’s […]

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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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‘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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