Spry 5 – March 8, 2022
NIL STATUS UPDATE
The collegiate landscape has changed dramatically in the months since the Supreme Court ruled in NCAA v. Alston et al. prompting the NCAA to vote to allow and institute NIL policies. The NCAA recently announced plans to review those NIL policies and potential violations.
NIL POLICY REVIEW
NCAA reviews NIL policies including impact on student athletes and potential recruiting violations
The NCAA Division I Board of Directors recently announced a review of how NIL policies have affected athletes’ school choice, transfer opportunities, academics and their mental health. The preliminary report is due next month.
NCAA gives Insight on potential NIL rulings
With NIL policies in full effect, many schools are in uncharted territories while dealing with a variety of new compliance issues. The NCAA is not giving indications on how they may rule on potential infractions making the situation more difficult for administrators.
Data shows what deals are hot
Bill Carter, who teaches an NIL class at the University of Vermont, did an extensive survey of more than 1,100 Division I student athletes and discovered nearly 75% of all NIL deals thus far have come from social media posts and content creation.
NIL, NFT & GIRL POWER
Auburn gymnast Darrian Gobourne launching NFT
2019 NCAA national champion gymnast Derrian Gobourne has partnered with Legacy League to launch her “Black Girl Magic” NFT collection. The series will feature several other accomplished black gymnasts.
NEXT GENERATION NIL
LeBron’s son, Bronny James, signs first NIL deal as a high school junior
It’s one thing to be a highly touted prospective student athlete. It’s another thing to be the son of an NBA legend. Bronny James has leveraged both into his first NIL deal.