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About brewonsouthu

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

The NCAA is Gilda Radner on NIL: The Biggest NCAA Revolution Since 1956 — and What the Player Should Do

“Oh – NIL? — Never Miiind.” It’s a revolution. Since the NCAA unveiled its duplicitous 1956 Scamateurism system, the organization has been a shark, gobbling every single possible economic opportunity (stopping along the way, to reorganize its greedy deceptions under … Continue reading

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Two First Questions Every NCAA Player or Recruit Must Ask of the University: 1) Where’s Your New NIL Waiver You Want Me to Sign?; and 2) You’re Going to Pay My Attorney Costs to Have it Reviewed, Right?

Yesterday the NCAA, in a grand reversal, made Player NIL into what’s called a ‘Home Rule’ matter — meaning that each school has wide discretion to set its own rules for Player NIL. The change: 1) makes many of the … Continue reading

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The 1984 Regents Decision: The Game Was a Organ-Grinder’s Business — and the Player Was an Organ-Grinder’s Monkey

1984 Regents Decision: The NCAA is a Business The Supreme Court Calls the Game a Business, and Busts-Up One Portion of the NCAA Cartel NCAA seizure of control over its members’ TV contracts in 1951 brought the organization its first … Continue reading

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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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