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About brewonsouthu

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

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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An Open Letter to Michigan AD Warde Manuel and Prez Mark Schlissel: Did You Forget Your Opportunity and Duty to Lead a Longitudinal Covid Study of Big Ten athletes?

Every Power 5 AD is now fussing about what he might possibly ever do about all the messy fuss surrounding player NIL “rights.” And a few P5 presidents fret about it. But not one president or AD has bothered to … Continue reading

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Selling Stolen Player Nillies on a Black Market: Why Mizzou Must Pay Its Football and Basketball Social Influencers. Part III

After the Mamas and the Papas, and their founder-songwriter John Phillips, finished their run of 1960s hits — California Dreamin’, Monday-Monday, and so many others — they split up, and fell out of fame. Mama Cass died in London, choking … Continue reading

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