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Dr. Coakley talks about how each state legislature affects NIL, and how no two states are the same.
It is critical that college sports are regulated at a national level. This ensures the uniformity of rules and a level playing field for student-athletes. Some of these laws allow for nearly unregu...
Life skills and financial training is only the first step in acclimating a high school athlete into their new college athlete status.
Starting at midnight on July 1, when name, image, and likeness rights officially went into effect, college athletes across the country began announcing a flurry of...