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What it Means for Athletes to Profit off of NIL as of July 1st and What’s Next

July 1st is a key date for college athletes and stakeholders in college sports. Today, name, image, and likeness laws from Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, and Texas are set to go into effect, granting college athletes limited rights to their NILs for the first time in history. The

July 1, 2021 Katie Lever, M.A.

NCAA v Alston: The “Death of Amateurism?”

If there’s one thing that has the potential to unite people of all political affiliations, it’s the consensus that the NCAA’s breadth of control is getting out of hand. On Monday, the Supreme Court released its decision over NCAA v. Alston, ruling unanimously against the NCAA. This is a massive moment in both sports law

June 24, 2021

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

June 10, 2021

The College Athlete Right to Organize Act | Will it Help?

Everybody seems to be against the NCAA these days, which, ironically, could turn out to be very good for college athletes. Last Thursday, Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Bernie Sanders (D-VT) released the College Athlete Right to Organize (CARO) Act, which is a truly groundbreaking bill in the realm of athlete rights. The NCAA isn’t

June 1, 2021

NIL Update | What is Happening With the House Bill 617

Last week, the state of Georgia entered the name, image, and likeness conversation with the passing of House Bill 617, which will grant athletes limited rights to their NILs in July of 2021. In many ways, the bill reads like other state-level bills, but there are a couple of distinctions toward the end of the

May 10, 2021

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

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