Month: April 2022

College Sports Stakeholders Launch Campaign for International Athlete NIL Rights

More than 20,000 international NCAA athletes are left out of an estimated billion-dollar NIL industry. There’s finally a movement to change that.

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MLB Players’ Union Paid $50,000 to Minor Leaguers

After going to bat for minor leaguers during the MLB’s 99-day lockout, the players associations paid $50,000 to the unionized minor league this past November, according to the Associated Press.

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Cracker Jack Launches 'Cracker Jill' Line to Celebrate Women's Sports

PepsiCo announced it will add “Cracker Jill” to its Cracker Jack brand to celebrate women breaking down barriers in sports.

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Lakers Miss the Postseason With 4th-Biggest Payroll

The 2021-22 Lakers spent $164.4 million this offseason. Are they the one of the biggest flops in NBA history?

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Stefon Diggs’ $70M Is 2nd-Most Guaranteed Money for WR

The Bills receiver inked a four-year contract extension that will keep him in Buffalo through the 2027 season.

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Jose Ramirez Inks Largest Contract in Cleveland History

The five-year, $124 million extension is double the largest contract the club has ever given out. Only RP Emmanuel Clase also has a contract past 2022.

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Kansas-North Carolina Averages 18.1 Million Viewers

Kansas’ come-from-behind win over UNC in the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship was out-rated by UNC’s previous Final Four win over rival Duke.

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Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to Step Down

The decision comes as the conference is headed for a major inflection point.

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10 Richest Sports Owners' Combined Net Worth Totals $353B

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tops the Forbes list with a net worth of $91.4 billion.

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Women’s College Basketball Players Dominate NIL Earnings

Through March 31, women’s college basketball players ranked second in total NIL earnings (17.8%), according to Opendorse data.

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