Three more stories:
- I agree with one thing in this story. NIL compensation is likely to have a bigger impact in basketball than it will in football, simply because of numbers. Fewer players mean more concentration of resources; fewer players also mean fewer targets to enlist for promotional purposes. Supply and demand, on the other hand. But I disagree with the assumption that it would have little impact on the top prospects’ decision making. Sure, a Zion Williamson would have little reason to choose Podunk U over Duke merely for money, but that sure wouldn’t eliminate money as a factor in choosing Duke over, say, Kentucky or some other elite program.
- Here’s some speculation about what kind of money in NIL compensation might await college athletes.
- Dan Mullen sounds pretty gleeful about the Florida legislation that, if passed, would result in a new recruiting pitch next year. I wonder how long that glee will last after Alabama and Georgia quickly pass matching legislation.