Spry 5 – March 22, 2022
NIL & COMPLIANCE ISSUES SHARE SPOTLIGHT WITH MARCH MADNESS
The business of college sports doesn’t stop, not even for March Madness, so let’s take a look at some of the latest trends and topics.
Clemson reports 21 NCAA violations over the past two years
Clemson reported 21 NCAA violations from 2020-21 – all deemed minor Level III offenses. Ten sports and the athletic department’s creative media team were tagged for non compliance with violations ranging from sale of complimentary tickets to issues with CARA, RARA and VARA.
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BYU confirms NCAA is not investigating Built Bar NIL deal
Questions arose when the entire BYU football team signed NIL deals with Built Bar. The university, which was not involved in the transaction, said the NCAA is not investigating the matter. Spry’s CEO Lyle Adam shared his thoughts on how clarity is needed for team-wide NIL teams.
MARCH NIL MADNESS
High School junior QB nets NIL deal that could be worth more than $8 million
A class of 2023 five-star football recruit has reportedly signed a name, image and likeness deal with a school’s collective that could be worth more than $8 million by the end of his junior year of college, according to The Athletic.
U.S. FAVORS NIL
Marist Poll shows Americans feel strongly that collegians should be paid for NIL
2A recent Marist Poll, in conjunction with the Center for Sports Communications at Marist College, showed that Americans support the new rules that allow college athletes to be paid for their name, image and likeness but are divided over whether colleges should pay their athletes.