Friday, January 17, 2020

The Hot Topic - NIL

JANUARY 17, 2020 | written by STEVE ULRICH
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1.  The Hot Topic - NIL

Name, image and likeness is a hot topic around college sports. With the 2020 NCAA Convention beginning next week, Jack Ford sits down with Vice President of Academic and Membership Affairs Dave Schnase, Vice President of Division II Terri Steeb Gronau and Vice President of Division III Dan Dutcher to discuss what they’re hearing from member schools and student-athletes about the current status of NIL and the process moving forward.

>> Listen to the College Sports Insider podcast hosted by Jack Ford (44:27)
>> Tennessee Proposes NIL Bill

2.  BOG to Review Sexual Assault Policies

"The NCAA will review its stance regarding athletes accused or convicted of sexual assault, the college sports organization said Wednesday, amid pressure from Congress calling for an independent study of the NCAA’s lack of accountability for such athletes.
Both the congressional call and the NCAA’s commitment to reviewing its policies come on the heels of a USA TODAY Network investigation that exposed how college athletes can keep playing sports even after being found responsible for sexual assault.

>> Why It Matters: The NCAA notoriously metes out punishments to student athletes for bad grades, smoking marijuana or accepting money and free meals. But nowhere in its 440-page Division I rulebook does it cite penalties for sexual, violent or criminal misconduct, the USA TODAY Network found."

>> Coming Attractions: Called the Congressional Advisory Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics (CACIA) Act, the measure would establish a two-year independent commission to review, among other issues, “the NCAA’s lack of accountability for athletes who commit sexual assault, other serious misconduct, and the practice of transferring to other institutions,” said Christofer Horta, a legislative assistant for U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Florida.

>> What They're Saying: “That really goes to not only the integrity of the NCAA but the integrity of the colleges themselves,” Shalala said. “The NCAA clearly does not have clear rules on sexual assault and transferability. What we’re interested in is everyone being accountable for their behavior, and for the NCAA to be accountable specifically for the behavior of athletes.”

>> Read More from USA TODAY


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3. Weekend Preview  

Basketball (W)
  1. Tufts (FRI at Hamilton; SAT at #4 Amherst)
  2. Bowdoin (FRI vs. Williams; SAT vs. Middlebury)
  3. Hope (SAT at St. Mary's)
  4. Amherst (FRI vs. Bates; SAT vs. #1 Tufts)
  5. DePauw (at Ohio Wesleyan)
  6. UW-Whitewater (vs. Stout)
  7. Wartburg (at Coe)
  8. Whitman (FRI at Pacific; SAT at #16 George Fox)
  9. Transylvania (at Rose-Hulman)
  10. Scranton (at Catholic)
>> What Else We're Watching: #15 Augsburg at #21 Gustavus Adolphus; McMurry at #17 Mary Hardin-Baylor; #24 Albright at Messiah; Birmingham-Southern at #23 Oglethorpe (SUN).

Basketball (M) -
  1. Swarthmore (at Dickinson)
  2. Wittenberg (at #20 Wooster)
  3. Emory (FRI at NYU; SUN at Brandeis)
  4. Saint John's (vs. Bethel)
  5. Middlebury (FRI vs. Colby; SAT vs. Bowdoin)
  6. Randolph-Macon (vs. Guilford)
  7. UW-Platteville (at #14 La Crosse)
  8. Marietta (at Ohio Northern)
  9. St. Thomas (at St. Mary's)
  10. Elmhurst (at Wheaton)
>> What Else We're Watching: #13 Washington U. at Case Western (FRI); #19 Springfield at Emerson; #22 Amherst at Tufts; #23 Va. Wesleyan at Roanoke

Ice Hockey (M) - USCHO
  1. Trinity (SAT vs. Bowdoin; SUN vs. Colby)
  2. Geneseo
  3. UW-Eau Claire (FRI/SAT at Concordia-Moorhead
  4. Norwich (FRI at Southern Maine; SAT at New England College)
  5. Hobart (FRI at Suffolk; SAT at Johnson & Wales)
  6. Utica (FRI at Wilkes; SAT at King's)
  7. Lake Forest
  8. U. of New England
  9. Augsburg (FRI at Bethel; SAT vs. Bethel)
  10. Salve Regina (vs. Endicott)
>> What Else We're Watching: Brockport at Anna Maria (FRI); Babson at UMass Boston (FRI); Stevenson at Elmira (SAT).

Ice Hockey (W) - USCHO
  1. Plattsburgh (FRI/SAT vs. Canton)
  2. Middlebury (FRI/SAT at Wesleyan)
  3. Elmira (SAT at Stevenson; SUN vs. Alvernia)
  4. Adrian (FRI/SAT vs. St. Scholastica)
  5. UW-Eau Claire (vs. Superior)
  6. Norwich (at Plymouth State)
  7. Gustavus Adolphus (at St. Olaf)
  8. UW-River Falls (FRI/SAT at Stevens Point)
  9. Hamline (FRI vs. St. Benedict)
  10. Endicott (FRI at U. of New England; SAT vs. UNE)
  11. St. Thomas (FRI/SAT vs. St. Mary's)
>> What Else We're Watching: Williams vs. Amherst (FRI/SAT).

all games/matches Saturday unless indicated

4. Weekend Preview   

Swimming (W) CSCAA
  1. Denison (FRI at Pitt; SAT at #12 Carnegie Mellon/#21 Calvin)
  2. Emory (vs. West Florida/Delta State)
  3. Kenyon
  4. Johns Hopkins (at #22 Rowan/WPI/Swarthmore)
  5. NYU (at West Chester)
  6. Tufts (vs. Wheaton)
  7. Chicago (FRI vs. Lewis/Olivet Nazarene; SAT vs. UW-Milwaukee)
  8. MIT
  9. Washington U. (vs. Truman State)
  10. Williams (vs. Connecticut College)
>> What Else We're Watching: #15 Bates at #20 Bowdoin (FRI).

Swimming (M) - CSCAA
  1. Kenyon
  2. Denison (FRI at Pitt; SAT at #10 Carnegie Mellon/#15 Calvin)
  3. Emory (vs. West Florida/Delta State)
  4. MIT
  5. Johns Hopkins (at #14 Rowan/WPI/Swarthmore)
  6. NYU (at West Chester)
  7. Washington U. (vs. Truman State)
  8. Chicago (FRI vs. Lewis/Olivet Nazarene; SAT vs. UW-Milwaukee)
  9. Claremont-M-S (vs. Redlands)
  10. Carnegie Mellon (vs. #2 Denison/#15 Calvin)
>> What Else We're Watching: #20 Franklin & Marshall at #23 Mary Washington.

Wrestling (Dual Meet) - NWCA
  1. Wartburg (at Cornell College Invitational)
  2. Augsburg (at Cornell College Invitational)
  3. Loras (at Cornell College Invitational)
  4. Wabash (vs. #23 Millikin/Manchester/Kentucky Wesleyan)
  5. Coe (at Cornell College Invitational)
  6. Johnson & Wales RI (SUN at NEWA Duals)
  7. TCNJ (at Ursinus Abele Tournament)
  8. Baldwin Wallace
  9. NYU (vs. McDaniel/Johns Hopkins/Gettysburg/#21 Muhlenberg)
  10. Coast Guard (SUN at NEWA Duals)
>> What Else We're Watching: Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference championship (SAT); Middle Atlantic Conference championship (SAT).

all contests Saturday unless indicated

5.  Comings and Goings

6.   MIA

Image result for max mcgee super bowl I

Only one known copy of the footage of Super Bowl I in 1967 exists. The copy is owned by Troy Haupt, a 50-year-old nurse anesthetist in North Carolina. Haupt found two reels of bulky two-inch videotape in his mother’s attic, but it remains unseen by the public because of a legal standoff between him and the NFL. Now, with Haupt’s blessing, two filmmakers want to change that—and they say they will take the NFL to court to make it happen. The filmmakers say if they raise $1.5 million, they will complete a documentary on the legal fight, and stream the game online for free.

7.  1 Snack Thing

They're on your airplanes and in your company's snack rooms, but the story of stroopwafels in America goes straight to Brooklyn, Cara Cannella reports for Medium.
  • Anna "Gordon began selling her hand-pressed stroopwafels at the Brooklyn Flea after moving to New York. ... In 2014, [she and her now-husband] opened a brick-and-mortar bakery in Brooklyn."
  • "Around that time, Rip Pruisken founded Brooklyn-based company Rip Van Wafels."
  • "While crashing on the couch of his brother ... at Stanford, Pruisken visited more than 90 tech companies in the Bay Area. Uber, Yelp, Twitter, Square, Google, and Facebook all became Rip Van Wafel customers."
  • "That buzz helped him get his snacks into Starbucks."

We refer to them as "Stroopies" here at the home office. And we like them.

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