Category: NIL

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Obsesh and Limitless NIL combine forces to give NCAA athletes a direct-to-fan platform for 1:1 virtual coaching

Obsesh, an online sports marketplace for fans to book 1:1 personalized coaching from their favorite pro and NCAA athletes, has announced a new partnership with Limitless NIL Agency. Now, Limitless athletes have a direct-to-fan platform to monetize their unique sports talents to coach, mentor, and connect the next generation of sports stars. Launching first on Obsesh from…
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Knight Commission Calls for Major Changes to NCAA Revenue Distribution to Correct Gender and Racial Inequities

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics recommended earlier this month altering the NCAA’s annual revenue distribution to institutions to correct for racial and gender inequities.   In light of “the current upheaval in Division I athletics and the looming report of the NCAA’s Transformation Committee,” the Commission also urged college sports leaders to reexamine and…
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Webinar Explores the Current and Future Landscape of Name, Image, and Likeness in Illinois College Athletics and Beyond

Bricker & Eckler and the Southern Illinois University School of Law will present a free webinar on June 8, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, discussing Name, Image & Likeness (NIL) and how it is being applied in collegiate athletics in Illinois. The webinar is presented by legal practitioners who regularly work with colleges and universities on…
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Gross McGinley Lawyers Form Sports Law practice

The Lehigh Valley Business has reported that four attorneys at Gross McGinley LLP in Allentown, PA  have formed a sports law practice at the firm.  Each of the attorneys are former student-athletes, according to the paper. Their decision was reportedly connected to changes in NCAA rules that now allow college athletes to make money off…
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Everything You Need to Know about the NIL and International College Athlete Issue

By LEAD1 Association When the NCAA implemented its Interim NIL Policy on July 1, 2021, and the Congress failed to pass an NIL bill, it meant that all college athletes would be able to monetize their rights of publicity, except for possibly one group of athletes – those international athletes on F-1 visas, which greatly…
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LEAD1 Survey Reveals 90% of FBS Athletic Directors Polled Are Concerned NIL Used as Improper Recruiting Tool

LEAD1 Association (LEAD1), which represents the athletics directors of the 130-member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), has announced the results of its FBS athletic directors survey, which revealed 90 percent of polled ADs are concerned that collectives are using name, image, and likeness (NIL) payments as an improper recruiting tool. The survey, which…
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LHSAA Allows Student-Athletes to Receive NIL Benefits; Partners With Eccker Sports to Provide Required NIL Educational Services Throughout the State

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) has voted to approve a positioning statement for its bylaws that allows high school student-athletes to receive Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) benefits, while also approving a state-wide partnership with Eccker Sports to provide educational services and resources to help high school leadership and students navigate the challenges…
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Foley Advises BlockPack in Launch of NFT Platform for College Athletes’ NIL

Foley & Lardner LLP advised BlockPack, a non-fungible token (NFT) platform designed for teams and organizations to engage with dynamic real-world communities, on the establishment of its NFT platform beginning with its 2021-22 College Sports Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) Program. The Foley team helped BlockPack navigate the regulatory background of the NIL landscape, as well…
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LEAD1 to Host Virtual Forum – ‘Everything You Need to Know about the NIL and International College Athlete Issue’ – on April 19

LEAD1 will continue to host a number of virtual forums for ADs, coaches, administrators and other stakeholders to guide them how to navigate complex and uncharted new realities, including one on April 19 that addresses “Everything You Need to Know about the NIL and International College Athlete Issue.” The session is described as follows: “When…
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Sports Lawyers Association Sets Annual Conference on May 12-14 in Atlanta

The Sports Lawyers Association will hold its Annual Conference May 12-14, after a 2-year hiatus from the in-person event because of COVID. The theme for the conference will be “Sports as a Platform to Elevate Inclusion” and the venue will be the Marriott Marquis in Downtown Atlanta. SLA President Allison Rich, Esq., Ed.D. will preside…
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