College Sports

Alston Contributes to NIL Fiasco

The Alston ruling itself won’t translate to cash payments. But it indirectly affects something that will: athletes profiting from their name, image, and likeness.

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A Seasoned Perspective

A cadre of college sports reformers have been fighting the NCAA in court and working on alternative models for years, if not decades. They provided a seasoned perspective to FOS.

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Time to Celebrate?

When the Supreme Court ruling on NCAA v. Alston came out, headlines proclaimed it the end of the amateurism. But that’s not true.

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SCOTUS Slams NCAA in Pro-Athlete Alston Ruling

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of college athletes on Monday in the case NCAA v. Alston, with Justice Neil Gorsuch writing the main opinion.

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Supreme Court Issues Unanimous Pro-Athlete Decision in NCAA v. Alston

In a unanimous and historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of college athletes in the case NCAA v. Alston on Monday.

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Senate Hearings Highlight Tensions Over NIL Bill

During Senate NIL hearings, witnesses agreed that athletes should get NIL rights, and almost all expressed support for a federal law. But two points of contention emerged.

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Pro Numbers Paint Dismal Picture

For professional athletes and social media influencers, there’s still a significant gender pay gap. If those numbers are any indication, they don’t paint a very rosy picture of what awaits college sports when NIL rules pass.

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Getting Their Payday

Until July, it’ll be unclear whether a gender pay gap will appear in college sports like it has in the pros. But if it does manifest, experts have a few ideas about how to mitigate it.

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A Vicious Cycle

Valuations from multiple companies suggest that women’s sports athletes will cash in when NIL rules take effect. But the question remains: Will brands pay them what they’re actually worth?

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Lessons to Learn

The NAIA has proven that unrestrictive NIL rules can work if done correctly. What else can the NCAA learn from this?

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