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About brewonsouthu

lawyer, with interest in college sports and NCAA oversight and decisions, and sports generally.

Why an NCAA Hire of Oliver Luck, to Manage His Proposed Sharecropping Arrangement with Players, Might Not Be Such a Good Idea

Sportico reports that Oliver Luck has a ‘non-profit’ which is bidding to manage player NIL for the NCAA. This is the equivalent of a post-Civil War, post-slavery scheme to keep the black players toiling, at some radically-reduced income, on the … Continue reading

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Why Congress Should Ignore All NCAA Entreaties for New National Player NIL Legislation

“Before participation in intercollegiate competition each academic year, a student-athlete shall sign a statement in a form prescribed by the NCAA Division 1 Legislative Committee in which the student athlete submits information related to eligibility, recruitment, financial aid, amateur status, … Continue reading

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Why Most of the Proposed State NIL Laws Are a Big Step Backward, Part III

“Amateurism-is-Whatever-We-Say-It-Is” and “The Local Student Benefit“ In the first post on this topic, I said that most of the recent proposed (or passed) statutes affecting college player NIL were deeply flawed, because they allow the player to utilize his Category … Continue reading

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Why Most of the Proposed State NIL Laws Are a Big Step Backward, Part II

Yesterday I said that most of the proposed (or passed) statutes affecting college player NIL were deeply flawed, because they allow the player to utilize his Category 3 “Lone Wolf” NIL, but bar him from using or benefiting from his … Continue reading

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Why Most of the Proposed State NIL Laws Are A Big Backward Step

The natural state of college athletics, when the player arrives on campus for his freshman year, is this: the player owns his Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights. But the school quickly demands that he waive — hand-over — all … Continue reading

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EA Sports Coming Back? P5 College SAACs Must Elect a Conference-Wide SAAC Rep, to Sit at the Conference Table

EA Sports is bringing back their college football product, in a manner which will, allegedly, not directly impinge upon any one player’s NIL rights. That may be true. But college players need to be at the table, now — just … Continue reading

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Big Questions About 5 Michigan Student-Athletes with New British Covid Variant – And What Players Should Do

The State of Michigan CDC just recommended a shut down all of University of Michigan athletics for two weeks. I’ve previously taken no position, going back as far as last summer, as to whether college sports ought to be shut … Continue reading

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Utah State Football Player Strike: What Players Should Know and Do

Utah State football players refused to play the last scheduled game, because they believe the school president has disparaged, or cast in a bad light, a coach working there, for ethnic or religious reasons. The school’s Board of Trustees has … Continue reading

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The NCAA COI Bought Alabama Basketball’s Org-Chart Dodge

I just happened to read the NCAA COI’s November 20 Alabama decision. It’s goofy, though all press accounts suggest that Bama basketball got an appropriate 3-year probation, and $5,000 grand fine. The decision reflects the power of the Alabama football … Continue reading

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@Sportico’s NIL Symposium — Random Notes: Right Now, No P5 Player Should Sign a National Letter of Intent, Without First Bargaining About NIL Rights

I watched a video of most of Sportico’s excellent online November 12 NIL symposium. But I was struck by the extent to which some speakers appeared unaware of some NIL-related realities: No one ever mentioned what I call the Golden … Continue reading

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