Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Another NIL Bill

 


FEBRUARY 9, 2021 | written by STEVE ULRICH
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TOP STORY

1.  Another NIL Bill
 

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by Michael McCann, Sportico

"The latest federal bill to propose a Name, Image and Likeness right is being introduced by two prominent figures in the NIL space. U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, author of Madness, Inc.: How College Sports Can Leave Athletes Broken and Abandoned, and U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan, a former Division I volleyball player at Georgetown University, on Thursday announced their plan to introduce the College Athlete Economic Freedom Act.

The Act generally tracks other NIL proposals—which call for the recognition of sports agents for college athletes and would allow those athletes to sign endorsement deals and sponsor camps—but it is distinguishable in several important ways.

  • First, the Act supports the concept of group licensing, meaning the ability of college athletes to join hands in negotiating the use of their NIL—and athletic reputation—with video-game publishers, apparel companies and other businesses that wish to pay for the use of their identities.
     
  • Second, it would authorize the right for college athletes to organize through a collective representative. 
     
  • Third, the Act would supply college athletes with a private right of action—meaning the right to sue—under antitrust law and would call for “per se antitrust penalties.” Under “per se”’ antitrust analysis, a restriction is presumed illegal even if it has pro-competitive qualities. 
     
  • Fourth, the act would preempt any state laws that attempt to limit what would become a new federal right. To that point, there would be a national standard on athletes’ rights that neither states nor the NCAA could curtail.

>> Quotable I: “Big time college athletics look no different than professional leagues, and it’s time for us to stop denying the right of college athletes to make money off their talents. If predominantly white coaches and NCAA executives can have unfettered endorsement deals, why shouldn’t predominantly black athletes be afforded the same opportunity?” - Murphy

>> Quotable II: “As a former Division I athlete, I’m all too familiar with the NCAA’s business model that for decades has utilized the guise of amateurism to justify obscene profitability while student athletes have struggled to get by.” - Trahan

>> Be Smart: "Without a national NIL standard, expect to see litigation."

>> Continue Reading
 

FINANCE

2.  DSU On Track to Acquire Wesley
 

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by Emma Whitford, Inside Higher Ed

 

"Buoyed with cash from two major gifts, Delaware State University is on track to complete its acquisition of Wesley College in July.

In December, the public historically Black land-grant university announced the receipt of a $20 million gift from MacKenzie Scott, an author and philanthropist and one of the world’s wealthiest women. A portion of that gift will be put toward acquisition transition costs, but the university hasn’t determined exactly how much, said Tony Allen, president of Delaware State.

A few days later, the university said it had received $1 million from the Longwood Foundation, a charitable organization that invests in Delaware nonprofits. The Longwood gift will also pay for transition expenses.

When the acquisition was announced last summer, its completion hinged on several contingencies, including Delaware State’s ability to secure private and government funding to manage the acquisition. Allen said he’s confident the university will raise enough money to complete the deal without cutting into the university’s operating budget -- a promise Delaware State made at the outset."

>> Situational Awareness: "Delaware State announced in July 2020 that it will acquire Wesley College, a small, private liberal arts college in downtown Dover, Del. A successful acquisition will make Delaware State the first historically Black university to buy a non-HBCU institution, and the second to acquire one."

>> Between The Lines: "One reason Allen believes the Wesley acquisition is a good fit for Delaware State is that the racial and ethnic makeup of Wesley’s student body is similar to Delaware State’s. Wesley is a minority-serving institution, and 39 percent of its students are Black or African American."

>> Reality Check: "Meanwhile, enrollment at Wesley College has steadily declined since the 2006-07 academic year, when the college counted more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students, according to NCES. During the 2018-19 academic year, the college enrolled only 1,122 full-time undergraduate students. Wesley College has sought to be acquired for several years, said Robert Clark, its president."

>> Continue Reading
>> Go Deeper from The Whetstone, student newspaper
 


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LACROSSE

3. Welcome to the Hall


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The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association has announced that three coaches will be inducted into the association’s Hall of Fame class for 2021. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place in November during the IWLCA Awards Banquet held in conjunction with the IWLCA Convention at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

The class of 2021 includes current Gettysburg College head coach Carol Cantele, and former coaches Janet Smith and Sue Stahl.

Cantele has been the head coach at Gettysburg College since 1992, and previously coached at Plymouth State University and Miami University (OH). Over her 32 years as a head coach, she has amassed a .770 winning percentage (446-133), and her 446 career wins put her in third place for all-time NCAA victories. Cantele, whose Gettysburg squads captured the 2011, 2017, and 2018 NCAA Division III Championships, is a four-time IWLCA National Coach of the Year honoree and has also claimed 10 Regional Coach of the Year awards, and 12 Centennial Conference Championships. 

>> Complete Release

 

RANKINGS
 
4.  Jackets, Dutch Remain On Top
 

 
11-15: UW-Platteville, UW-Oshkosh, DePauw, UW-La Crosse, N.C. Wesleyan

>> Complete Poll


11-15: Austin, Millsaps, Millikin, Simpson, Maryville

>> Complete Poll 


A MESSAGE FROM SKYE DESIGN STUDIOS

"I would recommend SDS in a heartbeat. Skye took his time with our project and devoted himself to focus solely on us. He walked us through the process and was with us every step of the way - just an awesome experience from a customer service standpoint. He even returned to campus to speak at our unveil event."
 
- John Vandevere, Director of Athletics | Penn College
 
"Skye creates more than a logo. He creates a brand. His thoroughness in his research, coupled with his creative talents, produces a powerful new identity that excites and engages the entire campus community."
 
- Matt Blymier, Assistant Director of Athletics | Penn College
 
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NCAA
 
5.  Virtual Regional Rules
 

The annual NCAA Regional Rules Seminar will be held virtually June 7-9.

The Regional Rules Seminar provides an opportunity for the membership, affiliate members and others across all three divisions to discuss NCAA rules, policies and procedures; share best practices; and connect with peers. Participation in the 2021 virtual Regional Rules Seminar is open to all NCAA member schools, conference offices and affiliate members.

Registration for the seminar will be released in the coming months. Further, the NCAA Division III Membership Committee will determine the criteria for the Constitution 3.2.4.16 once-in-every-three-years attendance requirement at its February meeting.
 

A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY OF SALEM

 

The City of Salem and Salem Parks & Recreation along with other localities in the Roanoke Valley host a variety of softball and baseball tournaments throughout the year. We work with Roanoke County, Roanoke City, Botetourt County and Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge. USA, NSA, USSSA, Got Game, Softball Nations, Freedom Sports and ISF are organizations that bring tournaments to the Roanoke Valley.

Find out more at SalemChampionships.com

TRANSACTIONS

6.  Comings and Goings
 
 
LAST WORD

7.  'If You Can Teach, You Can Coach'



Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Maral Javadifar works with defensive end Ndamukong Suh in 2019. Photo: Mary Holt/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images


"The Tampa Bay Bucs' Maral Javadifar and Lori Locust were the first female coaches for a team that won the Super Bowl, AP notes.

  • Javadifar is an assistant strength and conditioning coach, and Locust is an assistant defensive line coach.

The bottom line: "If you can teach, you can coach," head coach Bruce Arians said last week.

  • "As far as the women, it was time. It was time for that door to be knocked down and allow them because they’ve been putting in time, and they’re very, very qualified."


- courtesy of Axios


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