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Jul 12, 2021

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Name Image and Likeness (NIL) ruling. They explain what NIL mean and which states have enacted NIL legislation. They mention some of the NIL policies. They share their thoughts about the effect NIL will have on social media and the incentive for college athletes to go pro. They also answer the question: “Will NIL ruin college sports?” #KeepItSporty

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BGTS episode (October 16, 2017) - Should College Athletes Be Paid?

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Abolverdi, Z. (2021, July 8). Over 40 UF Athletes Land Endorsement Deals During First Week of NIL. The Gainesville Sun. 

Brutlag Hosick, M. (2021, June 30). NCAA Adopts Interim Name, Image and Likeness Policy. NCAA.

Coleman, M. (2021, July 7). UCF Women's Basketball Becomes First Team Sponsored in NIL Era. Sports Illustrated.

Keller, B. (2021, April 21). NIL Incoming: Comparing State Laws and Proposed Legislation. OpenDorse.

Murphy, D. (2021, June 30). NCAA Name, Image and Likeness FAQ: What the Rule Changes Mean for the Athletes, Schools and More. ESPN.

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