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Nick Saban says disparity will only continue in NCAA: ‘Is this what we want college football to become?’
Nick Saban
Nick Saban knows his program is one of the best in the history of college football. He also knows that the future of the SEC, and possibly the NCAA at large, is at risk. “If you think there is disparity in college football now, there’s going to be a lot more in the future,” he…
Memphis commit Mikey Williams loses NIL deal following arrest
Mikey Williams
Mikey Williams was well on his way to entering his first season of college basketball as one of the highest earners the name, image and likeness era has ever seen. However, after an April arrest that included five charges of assault with a deadly weapon, the former high school phenom has watched his NIL stock…
Missouri’s Eli Drinkwitz causes stir on social media for NIL take; clarifies statement
Eli Drinkwitz
Missouri head football coach Eli Drinkwitz found himself in hot water on Tuesday for his recent comments on social media about name, image and likeness (NIL). Within the NIL space, it is well-known how lucrative some NIL deals could be for some star college athletes. Drinkwitz, as reported on by Sports Illustrated writer Ross Dellenger,…
Baylor AD Mack Rhoades on NIL: ‘All of us want there to be a correction’
Mack Rhoades
With NIL now in place, universities can no longer solely rely on reputation or culture to attract the best student-athletes available. Because student-athletes could now be intrigued to enter the transfer portal for a higher payday, that puts a ton of pressure on coaches to not only woo top-tier talent, but also ensure that their financial…
Ohio State AD Gene Smith supports Student Athlete Level Playing Field Act
Gene Smith
In a bipartisan move, Ohio congressional representatives Mike Carey (R-OH-15) and Greg Landsman (D-OH-1) introduced the Student Athlete Level Playing Field Act last Wednesday. The bipartisan bill is proposed to create "one federal standard for name, image and likeness (NIL) in college sports." This has mostly been done at the state level, but that has…
Kentucky announces Liz Brown as NIL Director for women’s basketball
Liz Brown
NIL has found its way into the day-to-day conversation of nearly every institution across Division I athletics and has forced universities to put their attention into their school’s NIL program. The University of Kentucky is following this trend to ensure that Wildcat nation is prepared and equipped to work within name, image and likeness. Kentucky…
Auburn AD John Cohen puts NIL over renovations, says success lies with talent
NIL is the most important aspect of a school's athletic success, just ask Auburn athletic director John Cohen.  Cohen, who left the AD job at Mississippi State this year in favor of Auburn in October, has been barraged with the various changes needed within Auburn athletics, most notably its facilities, including the north end zone…
The Matador Club expands NIL budget for Texas Tech football
Texas Tech NIL
Expansion through NIL collectives has changed the game for college football coaches and walk-ons offering them compensation even if they are not a scholarship student-athlete. At Texas Tech, head football coach Joey McGuire is taking full advantage of the collective’s support and the advanced ability to recruit top-tier walk-ons. RELATED: The Matador Club holding concert…
Nebraska AD Trev Alberts on NIL: ‘We’re never gonna be first, but we’re never gonna be last’
Trev Alberts
If Nebraska hopes to compete with the other powerhouse teams in the Big Ten, the Huskers are going to have to stay on top of their NIL game. Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts is well aware of that. “We’ll keep working on it," Alberts said on the Huskers Radio Network on Monday night, via Inside…
Cam Spencer’s transfer leads to Rutgers-aligned collective to speak out on state of NIL
Rutgers Athletics
The introduction of NIL in college athletics has amplified the impact of the transfer portal along with the ability for universities to build continuity by convincing top talent to stay. At Rutgers, the failure to keep up with NIL leading-schools became apparent when leading scorer Cam Spencer announced his decision to enter the transfer portal. …

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