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College sports has always been for amateurs and the coaches have always gotten paid. So that’s kind of besides the point.
HAHAHA! That is a good one. Yep, the rich alumni donors at USC, U of Miami, Kentucky, never pay athletes under the table or set-up family members with sweet businesses or homes. Top recruits in football and basketball have always chosen their school for strictly amateur reasons.
 
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HAHAHA! That is a good one. Yep, the rich alumni donors at USC, U of Miami, Kentucky, never pay athletes under the table or set-up family members with sweet businesses or homes. Top recruits in football and basketball have always chosen their school for strictly amateur reasons.
Cheating is a separate issue. Doesn’t change the mission of the NCAA
 
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What about athletes not good enough for endorsements.
I wouldn’t be surprised for Athletic Departments to seek out general sponsors who commit to providing a basic endorsement package for all players. Not as the only option, but they can let players know what the minimum endorsement income would be to sign with that school regardless of their marketability.
 
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The ire over this issue is inappropriately directed toward the NCAA. The truth is the NFL has plenty of money to set up a minor league if they want to and give kids who need the money a place to play after high school. The NCAA was founded and has always maintained a mission to govern amateur collegiate athletics. Why should they be the ones to change and not the NFL?
Exactly. It is working for MLB and baseball. All the major professional leagues should have that setup. Athletes could either go pro right after HS or not, their choice. Get money in the minor leagues of your sport by no money for college competition.
 
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Don’t the schools giving you free education, housing, meals, tutors, and other benefits count for anything? How about the coaches that give them the coaching to be able to have that high profile? Should the school and coaches get a % of the athlete’s take? What about athletes not good enough for endorsements. Even in the NFL a player cannot use the logo or clothing of the team or league without a license.
Agree. Without fans of the school, most of these athletes would be unknown by fans.
 
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Yes, I know. My kids watch these idiots on their devices and it makes me sick. Only because I remember all the stupid 💩 I did as a kid and just wish we had iPhones to record it. I’d be rich instead of mingling with you peasants on Volnation.
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GBO!!
You’d still be on here. Only under the influence of designer drugs instead of PBR. 😏
 
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They are missing a teachable moment about socialism however. The Georgia law provides that the schools can hold up to 70% of the NIL money and place it into a pool for "equitable" distribution to the other athletes in other sports at the school. Think you want socialism? Will here it is, fork the money you earned over to the girls' softball team.
This from someone likely cashing SSN checks, or will one day.
 
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"Expanding the value of their personal brands." I mean, I get it, I get that this is how America is now, and really a lot of culture beyond America, but just ... the internet has taken us nowhere good. Oh well.

Also, I'm totally in agreement with the people pointing out only a handful of players (think - Tim Tebow types, etc.) will find real profit. The rest are going to discover that practically no one cares about an athlete's endorsement if they aren't representatives of the university, aka the _real_ brand that everyone's looking to trade off for their personal gain.
 
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The first money will come from their social media. Bueckers has 830,000 followers on Instagram. Compare that to Candace Parker's 790,000 That many followers is worth between 10 to 20 thousands of dollars per sponsored photo. She will in a short time be making more money than any women's basketball player.
 
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The first money will come from their social media. Bueckers has 830,000 followers on Instagram. Compare that to Candace Parker's 790,000 That many followers is worth between 10 to 20 thousands of dollars per sponsored photo. She will in a short time be making more money than any women's basketball player.
Truth it’s a shame players like Candace didn’t have this to enhance their brand because Candace was women’s college basketball before she was even in women’s college basketball 🤣

Paige definitely has major skills and the whole mojo to succeed. coming out of high school there were talking about Candace EVOLUTIONIZING the game. If social media was for candace how it is now I can’t imagine how that would have worked in her favor 🤩
However, Paige should cash in as much as possible. All schools will get up to par but a select few will focus on their women’s bball teams so that might give a recruiting advantage to certain programs for awhile.
 
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Truth it’s a shame players like Candace didn’t have this to enhance their brand because Candace was women’s college basketball before she was even in women’s college basketball 🤣

Paige definitely has major skills and the whole mojo to succeed. coming out of high school there were talking about Candace EVOLUTIONIZING the game. If social media was for candace how it is now I can’t imagine how that would have worked in her favor 🤩
However, Paige should cash in as much as possible. All schools will get up to par but a select few will focus on their women’s bball teams so that might give a recruiting advantage to certain programs for awhile.
I think we are going to see a position on the staff of something like brand management to help the girls make some money.
 
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Kellie created a social media person to enhance the LV brand i won’t be surprised if that person works in conjunction with the university to help the athletes
This whole NIL program is going to require a lot of work if it is going to be tailored for each player. It won't take long to find out if UT is going to be a leader in the field or is going to go the minimal path. I hope they staff strongly with creative minds because it's going to be an important competitive advantage for places that do it well. Great players will seek great places to play that have next level NIL programs.
 
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This whole NIL program is going to require a lot of work if it is going to be tailored for each player. It won't take long to find out if UT is going to be a leader in the field or is going to go the minimal path. I hope they staff strongly with creative minds because it's going to be an important competitive advantage for places that do it well. Great players will seek great places to play that have next level NIL programs.
A great NIL advise/mentor program will be an edge in recruiting.
 

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