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Financial scandal rocks LifeWallet as federal agencies investigate

One of the most influential supporters of the University of Miami's name, image and likeness endeavors is facing a series of issues that could potentially impact the athletic programs. Referred to as Miami's "NIL King" by ESPN, John Ruiz, a Miami businessman, is currently experiencing financial troubles as his company faces federal investigations. RELATED: John…

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Senators Joe Manchin, Tommy Tuberville introduce college sports bill to regulate NIL deals, player transfers

Senators Joe Manchin and Tommy Tuberville have jointly introduced a college sports bill that aims to address various aspects related to student-athletes and their financial interests. The proposed legislation mandates athletes to disclose their earnings from name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals. Additionally, it seeks to regulate collectives and impose restrictions on player transfers. This…

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Kenny Dillingham

Kenny Dillingham’s vision for NIL: Empowering players and building community bonds

Several prominent figures in college athletics have been outspoken about the need to address the issue of NIL. A delegation from the SEC, including renowned coaches like Nick Saban from Alabama, Brian Kelly from LSU, and conference commissioner Greg Sankey, went as far as traveling to Washington, D.C., to advocate for federal assistance in regulating…

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Greg Sankey

Greg Sankey urges Congress to establish national standard for NIL in collegiate athletics

Since its establishment in 2021, NIL has emerged as a prominent subject in college athletics, igniting discussions and sparking significant transformations in the perception of amateur sports. The NCAA, universities, and even lawmakers are grappling with this unfamiliar and complex terrain, emphasizing the criticality of making informed decisions regarding the future of NIL. As the…

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Dontay Corleone

Cincinnati’s Dontay Corleone introduces ‘Godfather Burger’ in NIL partnership

In an irresistible proposition, Dontay Corleone is captivating fans with a groundbreaking name, image and likeness partnership. Corleone, an accomplished defensive tackle donning the Cincinnati Bearcats uniform, has unveiled a collaboration with the esteemed sports bar, Bucketheads, called the "Godfather Burger." RELATED: Cincinnati athletics hosts first-ever female focused NIL event Situated on Harrison Avenue near…

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NXT Level

NXT Level Holdings’ Clifford Rowley explores their impact and vision in NIL space

Clifford Rowley, the managing partner for NXT Level Holdings, a former NCAA Division I Administrator and Professional Sports Executive, always knew that he belonged working in college athletics. “Through my travels in sports and entertainment, I've worked in professional sports for the New York Yankees in the front office,” Rowley told The NIL Deal in…

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Michigan football launches ‘M Power’ initiative

Amidst the return of several star players for another season, a consensus top-three preseason ranking, and a highly ranked 2024 recruiting class, the Michigan football team is excelling during this offseason. This momentum continued with the announcement of a groundbreaking NIL initiative, which many individuals within Michigan's program view as the Wolverines' most significant development…

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Brian Kelly

SEC coaches rally for federal regulation of college athlete compensation, LSU’s Brian Kelly urges swift action

In an interview with ESPN, LSU coach Brian Kelly stressed the pressing need for federal regulation regarding name, image and likeness (NIL) compensation for college athletes, stating, "College athletics is at a crossroads if this doesn't get fixed.” Kelly, accompanied by several SEC coaches and administrators, recently visited Washington, D.C., to advocate for legislation that…

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