NCAA NIL announcements

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  1. John_J_Rambo

    John_J_Rambo Sophomore
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    very very exciting to see NU on the right side of this. these new rules, NU's willingness to lean into them and the power of Husker Nation should parlay this into a boon for NU athletics.
     
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  2. John_J_Rambo

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    obviously there will be some fits and starts with how the completely out-of-touch ncaa will enact these things moving forward.
     
  3. Harry Caray

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    This is good for the athletes, but I would not want to be working in NCAA Compliance right now. It will be a nightmare to try to police this. I don't see how you can keep boosters out of it. So no Oregon players can take endorsements from Nike because Phil Knight is a booster? Players can't endorse Saban's car dealership? No boosters can pay players for their autograph? Schools can't mention NIL while recruiting?

    Good luck enforcing all of this.
     
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    The booster compliance piece is where this is going to be problematic. The current definition of a booster is so broad I would bet most on here would meet the definition of a booster. From the NCAA:

    NCAA Division III Bylaw 13.02.9 Representative of Athletics Interests or Booster. A "representative of the institution's athletics interests" is an individual who is known (or who should have been known) by a member of the institution's executive or athletics administration to:

    (a)Have participated in or to be a member of an agency or organization promoting the institution's intercollegiate athletics program;

    (b)Have made financial contributions to the athletics department or to an athletics booster organization of that institution;

    (c)Be assisting or to have been requested (by the athletics department staff) to assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes;

    (d)Be assisting or to have assisted in providing benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their families; or

    (e)Have been involved otherwise in promoting the institution's athletics program.

    Once a person, agency, business or other organization identified as a "representative of athletics interests," that person/entity retains that identity for life.

    Given this, any former player, coach, AD employee, etc. are boosters under (a)

    Anyone that has made a donation to the athletics department including capital improvement plans, are boosters under (b) Seat licenses or required donations for seats or skyboxes would also fit here.

    (e) gets interesting as that would seem to encompass much of social media, do the developers, moderators, or posters in Husker Online qualify as promoting the program?

    I have known forever that I am considered a booster of both Nebraska and Iowa, even though my Nebraska ties go back to my childhood booster status remains for life. I think few of us could pay for NIL under the current definition.
     
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  5. TheBeav815

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    Will keep schools' attorneys busy. Huge plus for NU, despite some of the disadvantages Nebraska has in recruiting its national footprint and following are undeniable.
     
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    Just as long as they bring back NCAA Football for PlayStation. That’s the only part I care about.
     
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    Snapchat...snapchat subscription is where players will make their cash. 2.99 a month to watch some hot VB players training and doing drills and having fun (not porn, relax)...in this state, they will have 1,000 subscribers in no time.
     
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    Members of sports that nobody watches getting ready to protest "unequal compensation" for them in 3..........2............1............
     
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    I was thinking about this too.. Really the ones that will profit will be Football and Men’s Basketball players..
     
  12. John_J_Rambo

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    since the ncaa still outlaws any type of collective bargaining, including unifying to sue, this won't happen.

    sadly, for this same reason, there will also not be another ncaa football video game.

    I posted on this very board less than a year ago this was coming, but didn't think it'd happen this fast.

    I'm just glad NU has gotten out in front of it and is embracing it. more than just football and basketball players will benefit, as they should. it goes beyond endorsements and allows for content creation, etc. this should be good for Husker athletics as a whole.
     
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    See, I think people are underestimating the "hot girl factor"

    Say you are a smokeshow that plays VB or softball...more than likely you already have a decent amount of followers on social media. That is going to be where they make some nice change.

    "Hey, hot softball girl...will you wear our ___________ on your instagram page for _________ dollars?"

    They already post pictures of themselves looking hot and they do cam sessions for "Campus Cuties" and stuff like that...now they can charge a fee and get free gear.
     
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    a lot of people agree

    linking the other thread with ncaa's statements
    https://nebraska.forums.rivals.com/threads/ncaa-nil-announcements.266279/#post-5955049
     
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    Dang, almost exactly what I was saying!

    Totally true...this is going to be the age of product placement for cheap. No more having the star of a 100 million dollar movie drinking a Dr. Pepper and having to shell out 500,000 dollars for that kind of advertising.

    Now it will be tossing out 5,000 dollars to Hottie McHotness who plays VB for Florida to pose with an energy drink.
     
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    yep. same goes for an athlete who actually wants to be a chef or whatever. they can now have ads on their youtube pages without having to quit their sport.

    it'll definitely take some tweaking to make sure this is fairly implemented, but I'm not sure what the downside is. the rich are already getting richer the way things are today.
     
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    The first thing that pops into my mind is that Phil Night decides a 5 star DT is a guy he really wants on Oregon's football team so he tells him he'll give him a hundred grand in sponsership each and every year if he attends Oregon....maybe not directly, but thru back (legal) channels that we already know exists.

    Now insert (Car dealer, furniture maker, owner of a restaurant chain) for every school, and you'll have open bidding on some kids.
     
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    maybe. my question is how would that be different than what goes on today?

    I think bringing everything into the light will help with corruption, not promote more of it.
     
  19. litespeedhuskerfan

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    They have to hide it now, and it's still happening...imagine what will happen if they don't have to hide it? Think of all the money and boosters some schools have at their disposal and their enormous bidding power.
     
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    so what?

    I'd hate to imagine a world where (gasp!) all the best players go to alabama, clemson, georgia & ohio state AND make money above the table.
     
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  21. litespeedhuskerfan

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    I'm fine losing a recruit to one of those schools if I think it's a straight up recruiting competition to begin with, but bidding wars make me cringe when it comes to 18 y/o kids. Prolly a moot point as this is happening, and I get YMMV, it just creeps me out imagining the worse, which will happen.
     
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    I get it. and you're def not alone. and the ncaa will absolutely turn trying to enforce it into a goat rodeo.

    but, seeing as how NU was a first mover to support its athletes in this new world, and also knowing the power of Husker Nation, I suspect many won't mind winning a couple battles we maybe wouldn't have otherwise with these new tools at hand.

    like I said earlier, the richest programs already get richer year in and year out, and there's a reason places like the state of ohio made it a priority to try and stand in the way of this movement. perhaps this is a step towards leveling the playing field for programs like NU.
     
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    Nowhere in any of your replies to me did you call me a dipshit, idiot, or worse. How great is that??? I love a good debate sans the vitriol.
     
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    ha! agreed
     
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    Bottom line-- the rich will get richer, and the poor will keep bitching that the rich are getting richer. In a battle of wealthy alumni, this may help Notre Dame, Duke, etc. quite a bit.
     
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    I think the social media aspect is the bigger deal, frankly.

    there always have been wealthy alumns, car dealerships, local businessmen with greasy palms, etc.

    now athletes are allowed to expand their brand to whomever they want using social media, which provides much greater earning potential than point-in-time envelope swaps.

    this is also where I see this as a boon for NU. while schools like iowa stand fast on their policies outlawing this behavior, NU is actively promoting it and connecting its athletes with experts who can help maximize their personal brands.

    plus, we all know the power of Husker Nation. a follow, a like, a retweet can mean much more than actual cash in hand to players in the not so distant future.
     
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    the ncaa is turning into a cartoon villain of itself, spending more money lobbying congress in the first quarter of 2020 than they have in any full calendar year in the past.

    if there's any doubt allowing athletes to profit from their names/images/likenesses is the right thing to do, this should remove it. the powers that be, the ones who benefit most from it going away, are fighting hard against it.

    the more regulations they shoehorn in, the more they promote the exact under-the-table debauchery they claim to never allow in the first place.

    what a joke.
     

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