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Livvy Dunne

Mixed responses after fallout from Livvy Dunne’s AI ad controversy

Olivia Dunne’s controversial promotion of an artificial intelligence tool has prompted a conversation on AI ethics and generated a wide range of responses throughout the sports and academic worlds. In the TikTok video, posted in late February to Dunne’s 7.3 million followers, the popular LSU gymnast doesn’t actually say a word. Rather, text at the…

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Michelle Meyer

NIL Network’s Michelle Meyer aims to bring transparency to NIL’s ‘Wild West’

By now, it’s cliché to refer to the NIL era as the “Wild West.” It’s true, however, that the space was categorized — particularly in its earliest days — by a certain level of chaos and disorder, where opportunity was as abundant, and individuals or groups acting in bad-faith were not uncommon. The now-hackneyed expression…

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H&R Block

H&R Block brings back expanded campaign to raise awareness for NIL gender gap

The NIL world has brought new financial opportunities to student-athletes across college sports, but not all deals are created equal. In an announcement set to coincide with International Women’s Day, H&R Block is partnering with Fabletics and Jambys to sponsor 50 student-athletes to help raise awareness regarding NIL’s gender gap in a program they call…

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NCAA’s stance on NIL, athlete compensation evolving as Charlie Baker assumes presidency

Incoming NCAA President Charlie Baker is stepping into his new role at an uncertain, but pivotal, time for the organization that has governed college athletics for more than a century.  Baker, formerly the popular two-term governor of Massachusetts, officially began his duties on Wednesday. Just days prior, the NCAA issued a memo to member-schools that…

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Hailey Van Lith

Louisville fans raising NIL funds for women’s basketball program

A group of University of Louisville fans is leveraging NIL to support the women’s basketball program.  The trio — composed of Richard Herrmann, Don Kohler and Robert Weddington — is working to compile donations that will be added to the Louisville-focused NIL collective, 502Circle, but dogeared specifically for women’s hoops, according to 247 Sports.   To…

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Jared Humphrey

CeraVe partners with 100 male student-athletes to boost awareness for men’s skin care

Controversy sometimes follows NIL agreements, but the latest news in the NIL world seeks to be blemish-free — literally.  CeraVe, a leading skincare brand, has recently signed agreements with 100 male student-athletes in an effort to reach the college-aged market and dispel some of the myths surrounding men and health and beauty care. RELATED: Jay…

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