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NIL act passed - NCAA allows athletes to monetise their name, image, likeness

DBT

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"The new policy preserves the fact college sports are not pay-for-play," said Division II Presidents Council chair Sandra Jordan, chancellor at the University of South Carolina Aiken. "It also reinforces key principles of fairness and integrity across the NCAA and maintains rules prohibiting improper recruiting inducements. It's important any new rules maintain these principles."

Good luck with that, :ROFLMAO:
 

Bliff Cranch

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"The new policy preserves the fact college sports are not pay-for-play," said Division II Presidents Council chair Sandra Jordan, chancellor at the University of South Carolina Aiken. "It also reinforces key principles of fairness and integrity across the NCAA and maintains rules prohibiting improper recruiting inducements. It's important any new rules maintain these principles."

Good luck with that, :ROFLMAO:
Yeah. It’s the Wild West and everyone knows it.
 

The Alabaster Yak

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So the market rate for OL at Texas is $50k. What’s it going to be at Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, USC, etc? How quickly will their salaries increase?

I’m giving this whole thing 3-5 years before every scholarship player at top programs are making a PAHI middle class income.
 
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Buffnik

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If someone pays $900 for a sweatshirt they should be put under a Brittany Spears style conservatorship.
fwiw, I saw a Hammacher Schlemmer catalog today that had a cashmere, washable sweatshirt for $150. I thought that was ridiculous for a sweatshirt, but could kind of maybe talk myself into justifying it. For 6 times that price, that sweatshirt better be made from shaving baby unicorns during molting season.
 
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BlackNGold

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I saw where Quinn Ewers has made $1-2 million via NIL and he was the 4th string QB for tOSU, now in the transfer portal going back to Texas. That is going to be a big differentiator for the top schools with the 4 and 5 star recruits. Come to Alabama, Texas, tOSU, etc. and get 7 figure NIL money.

There is going to be a new type of agent for college sports - guys who know how to get their clients a big piece of the NIL pie.
 

Big Jim

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I saw where Quinn Ewers has made $1-2 million via NIL and he was the 4th string QB for tOSU, now in the transfer portal going back to Texas. That is going to be a big differentiator for the top schools with the 4 and 5 star recruits. Come to Alabama, Texas, tOSU, etc. and get 7 figure NIL money.
Ewers had $1M+ while in high school. He left a year early to cash in.
 

Bliff Cranch

Should be in the Fall of Hame
Story claims UT is perhaps willing and able to throw, get this, first round draft pick level QB money at this kid... Yeah, this is gonna be great for the sport.

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Bliff Cranch

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I was assured this NIL thing wouldn’t get out of hand by someone on this site.

*also, I’m pretty sure somewhere it says the schools can’t NIL the players.
There are those that would claim what UT is contemplating doing doesn’t qualify as “getting out of hand”. That it’s merely laissez-faire and that we should get used to it.

I’m not one of them.
 

Buffnik

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I wonder how this plays out. If you're a head coach, will you start getting pressured by key boosters to play someone who is a behavior problem or is getting out-performed by a back-up, due to those boosters having a lot invested in a guy? As we've already seen at U Texas, a program that has everything can struggle due to having too many stakeholders to keep happy.
 
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skibum

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I wonder how this plays out. If you're a head coach, will you start getting pressured by key boosters to play someone who is a behavior problem or is getting out-performed by a back-up due to those boosters having a lot invested in a guy? As we've already see U Texas, a program that has everything can struggle due to having too many stakeholders to keep happy.
Can you really bench a guy when your biggest donor has given him a huge NIL deal?
 

Buffs35

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Can you really bench a guy when your biggest donor has given him a huge NIL deal?
It'd be a nice problem to have if CU had a player worthy of a huge NIL deal, or a booster large enough to worry about not offending.
 

DBT

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At some point university AD’s will have to unify to get this escalating and out of control NIL and HC salary issue under control. The NCAA claimed NIL couldn’t be and wouldn’t be allowed to be a recruiting tool. What is happening will be a huge test to see what kind of teeth the NCAA has and what the law will support.
 

manhattanbuff

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At some point university AD’s will have to unify to get this escalating and out of control NIL and HC salary issue under control. The NCAA claimed NIL couldn’t be and wouldn’t be allowed to be a recruiting tool. What is happening will be a huge test to see what kind of teeth the NCAA has and what the law will support.
The NCAA doesn’t want to keep losing lawsuits. They won’t do jackshyt.
 

Highlander

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At some point university AD’s will have to unify to get this escalating and out of control NIL and HC salary issue under control. The NCAA claimed NIL couldn’t be and wouldn’t be allowed to be a recruiting tool. What is happening will be a huge test to see what kind of teeth the NCAA has and what the law will support.
It will never happen.

The SEC, UT, Ohio St, and to a lesser extent, USC, all march to a different drummer.

They just need to go form their own league and be done with it.
 

Bliff Cranch

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It will never happen.

The SEC, UT, Ohio St, and to a lesser extent, USC, all march to a different drummer.

They just need to go form their own league and be done with it.
Here’s what I think will happen over the next 3-5 years:
1. The NCAA will no longer exist as far as football is concerned. It could be argued this has already happened.
2. The top 32 college football teams will form their own division/conference/association
3. Those top teams will form a governing body that oversees media contracts, rules, salary caps, etc.
- It will look and feel a lot like the NFL, and I’d bet the NFL will influence/advise it as its primary feeder system​
- They’ll likely take reference from the Major Junior Hockey Leagues that feed the NHL today​
4. The remaining college football teams will reorganize and play a version of what we traditionally recognize as college football, albeit with smaller media contracts, and lesser talent by comparison.
5. Coaches and players will elevate and relegate between the two

In 6-10 years:
6. The money being made by players will render them completely uninterested in going to class, at all
7. It will become increasingly obvious that the relationship between the players and coaches and their respective academic institutions is a joke
8. Teams will separate from the academic institutions and become independent. Here’s where the Major Junior Hockey analog is useful. The teams, players, and coaches become very well paid, rivaling NFL salaries at the top end. It becomes an evolved form of quality football that younger players play before they go to the NFL.
9. What’s left is traditional, college affiliated, football played at a lower level but is still enjoyable. It will seem okay but it will never be the same again. The NCAA produces quality NHL-level hockey talent so there’s no reason some players at the college level couldn’t make it to the NFL.
 

skibum

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9. What’s left is traditional, college affiliated, football played at a lower level but is still enjoyable. It will seem okay but it will never be the same again.
Pick the one you are most familiar with:
- Ivy League football
- College hockey
- College baseball

They're all pretty similar, and that is, IMO, where college football is going to end up. I have no prognosis for how long it might take to get there.
 

SBP

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I wonder how this plays out. If you're a head coach, will you start getting pressured by key boosters to play someone who is a behavior problem or is getting out-performed by a back-up due to those boosters having a lot invested in a guy? As we've already see U Texas, a program that has everything can struggle due to having too many stakeholders to keep happy.
Yes
 

DBT

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The NCAA doesn’t want to keep losing lawsuits. They won’t do jackshyt.
Yeah. That’s why I said the Universities themselves. But then players would claim collusion I suppose. I’d think the viewing public would eventually grow tired of Alabama winning the Championship every year unless another SEC school beats them. But I’m thinking wishfully.
 

manhattanbuff

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Yeah. That’s why I said the Universities themselves. But then players would claim collusion I suppose. I’d think the viewing public would eventually grow tired of Alabama winning the Championship every year unless another SEC school beats them. But I’m thinking wishfully.
Why would the schools do anything? They’d get sued too.
 

The Alabaster Yak

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Here’s what I think will happen over the next 3-5 years:
1. The NCAA will no longer exist as far as football is concerned. It could be argued this has already happened.
2. The top 32 college football teams will form their own division/conference/association
3. Those top teams will form a governing body that oversees media contracts, rules, salary caps, etc.
- It will look and feel a lot like the NFL, and I’d bet the NFL will influence/advise it as its primary feeder system​
- They’ll likely take reference from the Major Junior Hockey Leagues that feed the NHL today​
4. The remaining college football teams will reorganize and play a version of what we traditionally recognize as college football, albeit with smaller media contracts, and lesser talent by comparison.
5. Coaches and players will elevate and relegate between the two

In 6-10 years:
6. The money being made by players will render them completely uninterested in going to class, at all
7. It will become increasingly obvious that the relationship between the players and coaches and their respective academic institutions is a joke
8. Teams will separate from the academic institutions and become independent. Here’s where the Major Junior Hockey analog is useful. The teams, players, and coaches become very well paid, rivaling NFL salaries at the top end. It becomes an evolved form of quality football that younger players play before they go to the NFL.
9. What’s left is traditional, college affiliated, football played at a lower level but is still enjoyable. It will seem okay but it will never be the same again. The NCAA produces quality NHL-level hockey talent so there’s no reason some players at the college level couldn’t make it to the NFL.
I agree with a lot, but here's a counterpoint and unintended consequence...

Once the NCAA is no longer in existence or having any kind of oversight, what happens to eligibility rules? What stops the new 32 team league from allowing unlimited eligibility, big contracts, free agency, etc to essentially compete with the NFL, not compliment/support/feed into it?

Why would Trevor Lawrence leave Clemson to get selected #1 overall by the Jags? Why would players choose to enter the NFL draft, where they give up their right to choose where they play, if they're already making NFL-like salaries at the place they actually chose to go live and play?

I don't know what they'd do, but I can't see the NFL standing idly by while their free feeder league, which has the most potential of any other league created to compete with them, basically becomes another version on the NFL, but they accept 17 and 18 year olds.
 
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