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NCAA Gives Thumbs-Up to Student Athlete Level Playing Field Act. What Does That Mean?

As we approach July 1st, which is the date that the name, image, and likeness laws in Alabama and Mississippi are set to go into effect, the NCAA has its sights set on a federal NIL bill. On April 26th, the NCAA released a statement on its website that expressed support of the “Student Athlete

April 29, 2021 Katie Lever, M.A.

College Coaches Panel | Women In Sports: Same Game, Double Standard

LRT Sports hosted a panel of women’s college coaches around the country to shed light on the disparities that exist between men’s and women’s NCAA athletics. This discussion is intended to continue the dialogue surrounding these inequalities and differences that grabbed national attention during the 2021 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball tournaments.Coaches featured: Florida, Women’s

April 27, 2021

What is the NCAA Doing in the Supreme Court? The Basics of NCAA v. Alston

What is the case about and why is it in the news? NCAA v. Alston is not about name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights, athletic compensation, or athletic employment. The case questions whether or not the NCAA’s capping of educationally-related benefits is a violation of antitrust laws. These laws exist to prevent businesses from engaging

April 5, 2021

NCAA Rules for Protecting Student-Athlete’s Eligibility While Raising funds for Social Justice

With the current pandemic and social climate, there is a call on student-athletes to use their platform to raise awareness and funds. And as groups like Athletes for Change. There are some rules that you should be aware of to maintain your eligibility.  One:  Money raised must go directly to a charity. Two: You may

April 1, 2021

What is Going on in Women’s NCAA Sports Right Now?

The NCAA has been under quite a bit of fire for the past few days, and for good reason.  I’m sure you’ve heard the news—before Dick’s Sporting Goods donated a bunch of equipment to women’s basketball players competing in March Madness, the tournament looked like a train wreck. From disparities in swag bags to lower-quality

March 22, 2021

New NIL Bills | What Does 2021 Have in Store So Far?

We’re just over two months into the new year, and a lot is happening in college sports. The Supreme Court will be reviewing NCAA v. Alston soon, literally dozens of state-level NIL bills are in circulation, plus six federal bills, and the current congressional layout makes it at least fairly likely that college athletes will

March 4, 2021

NIL Update, Kicking the Can

Those of us paying attention to the college athlete name, image, and likeness conversation will have to wait a little longer for updates—today, the NCAA decided to delay its decision on whether or not it will amend its NIL and one-time transfer policies moving forward. Here are a few reasons why the NCAA might have

January 18, 2021