Coaches Need To Stop Protecting A System They Want Stopped

When “Name, Image, and Likeness” appeared inevitable about two years ago, most of the nation’s head coaches got on board and talked about it being a positive thing for their players. And many of them even believed what they were saying. It would have been recruiting poison to fight it publicly regardless of how they …

Ohio State Updates NIL Guidelines; Creates NIL Edge Team

From an Ohio State release. Ohio State Updates its NIL Guidelines; Creates NIL Edge Team  Virtually all of Ohio State’s varsity sports will have designated staff to work with NIL requests COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State student-athletes have enjoyed this first six months of monetizing and profiting off their own Name, Image and Likeness, or NIL. A …

Porsches, Parms, and Fried Potato Salad: Big Ten Coaches Dish on Dream Sponsorship Deals

Before college football coaches coached college football, they played college football. They lived the life of the college athlete, experiencing their respective universities in their own unique ways. Times have changed a great deal since their playing days, but times have also changed a great deal from just a year or two ago as well. …

So Long July 1, Ohio NIL Bill Passes House With Amendment, Heads Back to Senate

COLUMBUS – The Ohio House of Representatives passed an amended version of the state’s Name, Image, and Likeness bill Thursday, but due to the amendment, there will be no fast-tracking for July 1 and the bill must go back through the Senate to approve the new language. The original bill, which would make it illegal …

Silver Bullets Podcast — Transfer Window, NIL, and Playoff Expansion

The offseason continues to roll on, which means we’re rolling closer to the 2021 college football season. We’re eager to get back to it, of course, but there are still things to talk about as we roll up on the first day of summer. Chip and I start off this week’s show by discussing some …

Name, Image, Likeness Significant Part of Recruiting Pitch for Ohio State

Beginning this coming week, Ohio State will be hosting football recruits on official and unofficial visits for the first time since March of 2020. In-person and on-campus recruiting was shut down last spring like much of everything else because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, however, schools around the nation are preparing for an influx of …

Buckeye Weekly Podcast: Will the Ohio NIL Legislation Help Or Hurt Ohio State?

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down Monday’s announcement of a proposed bill in the Ohio state legislature which will allow student-athletes to earn compensation from their name, image, and likeness. How will this affect Ohio State? What has taken so long? Is this a bad thing or a good thing? The fellas discuss it …

Ohio State Senator Niraj Antani Introduces Name, Image, Likeness Legislation In Ohio

COLUMBUS — Ohio State Senator Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg) held a press conference Monday with Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith to discuss “major legislation” he has introduced regarding name, image, and likeness for college student-athletes in the state of Ohio. Here is the release about the bill from Antani as well as the full bill …

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