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December 16, 2020

Supreme Court will hear NCAA athlete compensation case

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:45am December 16, 2020 12/16/20

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Next spring, the Supreme Court will hear a case that could change college sports as we know it. This morning, the high court agreed to hear an appeal from the NCAA of a lower court ruling that the association unlawfully capped compensation Division I football and basketball players for education-related purposes (laptops, musical instruments, study…

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November 4, 2020

ESPN estimates how much athletes will make with NIL rights

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:30pm November 4, 2020 11/4/20

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In January, the NCAA will vote on a proposal to allow student-athletes to profit off their name, image, and likeness. The proposal includes lots of rules on what players can and cannot be paid for, which gets a bit confusing, so ESPN put together a fancy tool to explain it all. Dan Murphy used four…

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August 13, 2020

Senators propose College Athletes Bill of Rights

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:30pm August 13, 2020 8/13/20

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The fight for players’ rights has reached Capitol Hill. This morning, a group of ten U.S. senators, led by Cory Booker, announced plans for a “college athletes bill of rights” to guarantee NCAA student-athletes monetary compensation, long-term healthcare, lifetime scholarships, and the ability to transfer without penalty. Senator Booker, who played football at Stanford, said…

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June 15, 2020

New lawsuit asks NCAA not to restrict Name, Image, Likeness revenue

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:30pm June 15, 2020 6/15/20

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Name, image, and likeness rights are coming to the NCAA, and if two current student-athletes have their way, it will include revenue from television rights and social media. According to USA Today, attorneys for two current college athletes filed a federal antitrust lawsuit on Monday asking the NCAA for two things: 1) no restrictions on…

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June 12, 2020

Florida Governor Signs Student-Athlete NIL Rights Legislation into Law

Nick Roush 2:50pm June 12, 2020 6/12/20

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Beginning next summer college student-athletes in the state of Florida can legally make money through endorsements. Friday morning Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law gives student-athletes the right to profit from their name, image and likeness. Unlike the similar laws passed in Colorado and California that will not go into effect until 2023,…

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May 29, 2020

Power Five Conferences formally ask Congress to create federal NIL rights legislation

Nick Roush 2:00pm May 29, 2020 5/29/20

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“Please, for the love of God, do something about NIL rights before the NCAA screws it up!”  In essence that is the message Power Five conference commissioners have sent to Congress as the national debate continues over Name, Image and Likeness rights for student athletes. Brett McMurphy obtained a three-page letter that was signed by…

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April 29, 2020

What you need to know about the NCAA’s Player Endorsement Plan

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:00pm April 29, 2020 4/29/20

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This morning, the NCAA announced that its Board of Governors supports the proposed rule changes to allow college athletes to be compensated for their name, image and likeness. But, what does that actually mean? I spent the morning poring over the 31-page plan, which is chock full of legalese. In short, while the plan has…

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NCAA Board of Governors supports name, image, and likeness rights proposal

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:43am April 29, 2020 4/29/20

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The NCAA continues to move towards giving athletes name, image, and likeness rights. This morning, the organization announced that the Board of Governors supports the proposed rule changes to allow athletes to receive compensation for endorsements and promotions. From here, the plan will move to the rules-making structure in each of the NCAA’ three divisions…

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April 28, 2020

Details of NCAA’s proposal to give players name, image, and likeness rights

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:30pm April 28, 2020 4/28/20

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Last week, news broke that the NCAA was moving towards giving players name, image, and likeness rights, with a proposal going in front of the Board of Governors as soon as this afternoon. ESPN’s Dan Murphy just posted some details from that plan, which NCAA members will have time to review and tweak before voting…

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October 17, 2019

Frank Martin: Politicians need to stay out of college athletics

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:30pm October 17, 2019 10/17/19

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No one has ever accused Frank Martin of being shy, and yesterday, the South Carolina coach did not hold back when asked about the California Fair Pay to Play law, which was will allow student-athletes in the state to profit off their name, image, and likeness (NIL). On the same day Senator Mitt Romney spoke…

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