NIL Thread (Name, Image, Likeness Rule)

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I wonder, if this keeps up, if it starts to move the needle at all on the SEC's football dominance.
Good question. Since this was posted by their hoops account, was it only in reference to hoops, or was it all-encompassing? It does make sense that the BIG would lead the way, given how dominant a few of our bottom feeders in one sport are leaders in another. You don't see that so much in other conferences.
 
#127      
Good question. Since this was posted by their hoops account, was it only in reference to hoops, or was it all-encompassing? It does make sense that the BIG would lead the way, given how dominant a few of our bottom feeders in one sport are leaders in another. You don't see that so much in other conferences.
This is from old data, but it does a nice job of explaining where $ was going a few months ago. Apologies if it's been posted before: https://www.on3.com/news/big-ten-leads-way-nil-compensation-sec-is-fourth-opendorse/
 
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illini80

Forgottonia
This is from old data, but it does a nice job of explaining where $ was going a few months ago. Apologies if it's been posted before: https://www.on3.com/news/big-ten-leads-way-nil-compensation-sec-is-fourth-opendorse/
Interesting data and I wonder why this isn’t available on a regular basis, or at least it doesn’t appear to be. However, the article was written 4 or so months into NIL and we are now 10 months in. It would appear that things have ramped up significantly since that time as schools and athletes have learned how to play the game. Or more directly, that there are no rules to playing the game and pretty much anything goes today.
 
#130      
Interesting data and I wonder why this isn’t available on a regular basis, or at least it doesn’t appear to be. However, the article was written 4 or so months into NIL and we are now 10 months in. It would appear that things have ramped up significantly since that time as schools and athletes have learned how to play the game. Or more directly, that there are no rules to playing the game and pretty much anything goes today.
I also wondered why it isn't available more regularly. I'm less concerned about individual players and more curious about how the individual schools rank within each conference. If there's a continued disparity, will some sort of regulation be instituted similar to professional sports? "Hey, Illinois and Michigan both landed four players in the portal with NIL $. They now lose two scholarships for freshman for the next 3 years (does not apply to portal)." Or something stupid like that.
 
#131      
This is from old data, but it does a nice job of explaining where $ was going a few months ago. Apologies if it's been posted before: https://www.on3.com/news/big-ten-leads-way-nil-compensation-sec-is-fourth-opendorse/
As for the other theme in that article, I don’t like the idea of the power conferences creating their own tournament. The upsets go away, and what do you do with teams like butler and Gonzaga, who have played for multiple national championships but aren’t power conference teams?
 
#132      
I also wondered why it isn't available more regularly. I'm less concerned about individual players and more curious about how the individual schools rank within each conference. If there's a continued disparity, will some sort of regulation be instituted similar to professional sports? "Hey, Illinois and Michigan both landed four players in the portal with NIL $. They now lose two scholarships for freshman for the next 3 years (does not apply to portal)." Or something stupid like that.
NIL is supposed to happen outside the bounds of the school. It’s not pay to play (technically speaking). So anything that happens in NIL should not be, and seemingly can not be, used to hold schools accountable or to regulate. At that point you’re punishing/limiting the schools for the actions of private businesses.
 
#133      
NIL is supposed to happen outside the bounds of the school. It’s not pay to play (technically speaking). So anything that happens in NIL should not be, and seemingly can not be, used to hold schools accountable or to regulate. At that point you’re punishing/limiting the schools for the actions of private businesses.
I get that's technically true, but it's the NCAA, and I could see them putting in rules for the sake of putting in rules. Hypothetically speaking, if the number 1 quarterback in America sees Illinois ponying up $1mil for Kofi, and says, "Hey, see if they can get me 2," you can be damned sure that if he commits to Illinois instead of Saban, the NCAA is going to put in rules. Probably a three game suspension for Kofi.
 
#134      
I get that's technically true, but it's the NCAA, and I could see them putting in rules for the sake of putting in rules. Hypothetically speaking, if the number 1 quarterback in America sees Illinois ponying up $1mil for Kofi, and says, "Hey, see if they can get me 2," you can be damned sure that if he commits to Illinois instead of Saban, the NCAA is going to put in rules. Probably a three game suspension for Kofi.
And in this case, I was saying that a football player saw that Illinois was one of the top NIL schools in a power conference, regardless of sport.
 
#139      

chrisRunner7

Spokane, WA
Any insiders have any idea whether there's anything for our program to worry about here?

ESPN: NCAA Division I Board of Directors releases new NIL guidelines regarding involvement of boosters

"While the NCAA may pursue the most outrageous violations that were clearly contrary to the interim policy adopted last summer, our focus is on the future," board chair and University of Georgia president Jere Morehead said. "The new guidance establishes a common set of expectations for the Division I institutions moving forward, and the board expects all Division I institutions to follow our recruiting rules and operate within these reasonable expectations."

Eh, not an insider, but my personal opinion is the NCAA is trying to talk tough but it's not going to be able to do anything due to antitrust laws. I am also betting 150+ schools have probably accrued a violation of their "guidelines" at this point.
 
#141      
Eh, not an insider, but my personal opinion is the NCAA is trying to talk tough but it's not going to be able to do anything due to antitrust laws. I am also betting 150+ schools have probably accrued a violation of their "guidelines" at this point.

I would expect any program would fight sanctions or infractions related to this. I'd certainly thumb my nose at the NCAA and take them to court if they tried to enforce it. I think most colleges in the upper tier of college athletics know they can fight the NCAA and win. Look at the crap schools have gotten away with in just he past decade.
 
#143      

The Galloping Ghost

Washington, DC
Not bball, but NIL related article. Saban accuses A&M of having bought every player.
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#145      
I would expect any program would fight sanctions or infractions related to this. I'd certainly thumb my nose at the NCAA and take them to court if they tried to enforce it. I think most colleges in the upper tier of college athletics know they can fight the NCAA and win. Look at the crap schools have gotten away with in just he past decade.
As a fan who predates the slush fund I'm trying to recall instances when Illinois has fought the NCAA and won.
 
#147      
When was the last time Illinois bball had a major infraction?
If I may, I believe the point is that the NCAA damn near put each of our programs on the death penalty in the 80's, thereby creating an environment where our programs were held to much more stringent standards as others in the NCAA blatantly disregarded said rules and profited greatly by doing so.....still do. Everyone knows there are rules for most of the college sports world that simply do not apply to those in the "protected class." Of course, JMO, but one formed by my 40+ years of following college sports.
 
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