Reimagining NIL Compensation

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Reimagining NIL Compensation Here at Last Word on College Football, we have been ahead of the curve on the myriad of changes to college football over the last decade. Instead of simply reporting on breaking events that made the name, image, and likeness (NIL) compensation appear imminent, we chose to dig deeper. Instead of simply […] READ MORE


WSU Announces NIL Partnership

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WSU Announces NIL Partnership On Monday the world of name, image, likeness deals just got a little more interesting on the Palouse. As a partnership between Washington State Athletics and Icon Source was announced. The deal creates the Icon Suite local exchange platform. The monitored platform is a marketplace for WSU athletes and local businesses to […] READ MORE


NCAA Athletes Shouldn’t Want To Be Employees

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NCAA Athletes Shouldn’t Want To Be Employees With the NCAA allowing NIL compensation, student-athletes finally won the right to earn income for the use of their name, image, and likeness. We wrote a series of articles exploring various issues related to NIL compensation. Among those, we focused on payment logistics. We proposed that colleges exercising […] READ MORE


What’s Wrong With Travis Hunter?

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What’s Wrong With Travis Hunter? “What’s wrong with Travis Hunter?” In many of our discussions with fans and fellow writers alike, we heard this refrain no less than a dozen times. My own family, some of whom have or had dreams of playing college football themselves, uttered the same question in the following weeks after […] READ MORE


NCAA Set To Approve NIL Compensation Rules

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NCAA Set to Approve NIL Compensation Rules We have been closely following the NCAA’s progress toward uniform guidance, rules, or regulations concerning student-athlete compensation for the use of their name, image, and likeness, known as NIL compensation. With several states’ legislation permitting NIL compensation set to take effect on July 1, we wrote last month […] READ MORE


NCAA Seeks Congressional Input On NIL Compensation

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NCAA president Mark Emmert addressed issue of student-athlete compensation again last week. On the hour-long conference call, he spent about ten minutes discussing name, image, and likeness (NIL) compensation. We have covered NIL compensation in depth here at Last Word on College Football. Therefore, we are taking a look at Emmert’s comments as part of […] READ MORE


NCAA Offers NIL Compensation Guidance

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NCAA Offers NIL Compensation Guidance Beginning with our reporting on California’s Fair Pay to Play Act and the NCAA Board of Governor’s announcement that it would begin investigating name, image, and likeness (NIL) compensation of student athletes, we have been covering the possible mechanics and logistics of NIL compensation. Recently, however, the NCAA announced more details […] READ MORE


Impact of NIL Compensation on Recruiting

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Several months ago, we began our series analyzing the impact of the NCAA announcement to begin compensating student-athletes for their name, image, and likeness (“NIL”). That series started in earnest without discussion of the California “Fair Pay to Play Act.” Shortly thereafter, we reported that the NCAA instructed its divisions to investigate and implement rules […] READ MORE


Will the NCAA Impose Limits on Athlete Compensation?

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Will the NCAA Impose Limits on Athlete Compensation? We have been exploring the details of the NCAA’s foray into the student-athlete name, likeness, and image (“NIL”) compensation. We began with a general review of the NCAA’s announcement that it would permit NIL compensation. Then, we continued by examining the question of who might actually be […] READ MORE


Who Will Pay Student Athletes?

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Last week, we wrote generally that the NCAA will explore compensation for use of student-athletes’ name, image, and likeness (“NIL”). As promised, we plan to consider the various questions that arise with NIL compensation over a series in the coming weeks and months. Perhaps the most important issue to consider, however, is this: Who will […] READ MORE