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1 hour ago, DE said:

The victim mentality never works.

Long term?  Hell no it doesn’t.

But in the short term many folks love to embellish/embrace a good victimization story.

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On 7/2/2021 at 8:34 AM, Bobref said:

Every university that wants to be a serious player in recruiting should immediately hire an athletic dept. staff member whose only job is to help student athletes maximize their NIL opportunities.

Very true.   You might as well maximize it for recruiting.

 I dont understand how social media folks make the money they do and I worry about outside influencers pitting players against coaches.

But if this keeps college athletes in college for four or 5 years,  I can see a benefit 

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18 hours ago, oldunclemark said:

I worry about outside influencers pitting players against coaches.

I think in the years to come we’re going to see some shocking examples of this. There’s just too much money involved for it to be otherwise. It’s going to be the Wild West out there for a while.

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7 minutes ago, Coach Nowlin said:

WOW
FTA: On Twitter, Ewers cited his inability to profit off his own name, image and likeness as a high school athlete as one factor in his decision to head to Columbus early.

 

Just think this is a huge mistake on his part. The time goes so fast, and there are sooo many great things to experience as a senior that he will miss out on. 

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38 minutes ago, Irishman said:

WOW
FTA: On Twitter, Ewers cited his inability to profit off his own name, image and likeness as a high school athlete as one factor in his decision to head to Columbus early.

 

Just think this is a huge mistake on his part. The time goes so fast, and there are sooo many great things to experience as a senior that he will miss out on. 

You can't diss young Mr. Ewers wanting to maximize his earning potential while he can.  Sounds like a good little capitalist to me.

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How long before the world of NIL comes to a high school near you?  After all if a good chunk of paying fans are coming to Center Grove games to watch young Mr. Curry and young Mr. Jackson perform gridiron miracles shouldn't they see a percentage of the spoils?

 

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9 hours ago, Muda69 said:

How long before the world of NIL comes to a high school near you?  After all if a good chunk of paying fans are coming to Center Grove games to watch young Mr. Curry and young Mr. Jackson perform gridiron miracles shouldn't they see a percentage of the spoils?

 

Very interesting. 

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I am sure at some point this will be frequent enough that we stop posting when endorsements happen often, but this is the first I am aware of for an IU athlete. I did not realize there was still a Merchants Bank.

May be a Twitter screenshot of 2 people, people standing and text that says 'MERCHANTS BANK Merchants Bank of IN @MerchantsBankIN We are happy to announce that we've partnered with @TrayceJackson, an All-American college basketball player for @IndianaUniv of the @bigten, to be a Merchants Bank #brandambassador Welcome to the Merchants team, Trayce! IndlyStar, SPORTS AWARDS USA 11 11:53 AM 8/23/21 Sprout Social'

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For those who thought NIL meant getting a kid $500 for spending an afternoon schmoozing at the local car dealership, there’s this. This kid has never started a college game.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/32120440/ohio-state-buckeyes-qb-quinn-ewers-nil-deal-14-million-source-says

Ohio State Buckeyes QB Quinn Ewers has NIL deal for $1.4 million, source says

Tom VanHaarenESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State quarterback Quinn Ewers has signed a name, image and likeness deal with GT Sports Marketing for $1.4 million, a source told ESPN on Tuesday.

The contract with GT Sports Marketing is for three years and is in exchange for autographs. The deal, according to a source, was negotiated by Ewers' agents at Sportstars and Rubicon, and is Ewers' third NIL deal overall.

Ewers is cashing in on the new opportunities that have emerged with NIL deals being granted to college athletes only a few months ago. Once the ruling was passed, Ewers, who was the No. 1 ranked prospect in the 2022 class, decided to skip his senior season, reclassify to the 2021 class and enroll early at Ohio State. He joined the team in August.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Ewers had offers from nearly every major program in the country. He was originally supposed to stay at Carroll High School (Southlake, Texas) until January, but Texas is one of just three states that have a law prohibiting high school athletes from profiting off NIL.

Illinois and Mississippi are the other two states that prohibit high school athletes from profiting off NIL.

Ewers had initially committed to the Longhorns, but decommitted in October 2020.

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6 hours ago, Bobref said:

For those who thought NIL meant getting a kid $500 for spending an afternoon schmoozing at the local car dealership, there’s this. This kid has never started a college game.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/32120440/ohio-state-buckeyes-qb-quinn-ewers-nil-deal-14-million-source-says

Ohio State Buckeyes QB Quinn Ewers has NIL deal for $1.4 million, source says

Tom VanHaarenESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State quarterback Quinn Ewers has signed a name, image and likeness deal with GT Sports Marketing for $1.4 million, a source told ESPN on Tuesday.

The contract with GT Sports Marketing is for three years and is in exchange for autographs. The deal, according to a source, was negotiated by Ewers' agents at Sportstars and Rubicon, and is Ewers' third NIL deal overall.

Ewers is cashing in on the new opportunities that have emerged with NIL deals being granted to college athletes only a few months ago. Once the ruling was passed, Ewers, who was the No. 1 ranked prospect in the 2022 class, decided to skip his senior season, reclassify to the 2021 class and enroll early at Ohio State. He joined the team in August.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Ewers had offers from nearly every major program in the country. He was originally supposed to stay at Carroll High School (Southlake, Texas) until January, but Texas is one of just three states that have a law prohibiting high school athletes from profiting off NIL.

Illinois and Mississippi are the other two states that prohibit high school athletes from profiting off NIL.

Ewers had initially committed to the Longhorns, but decommitted in October 2020.

Good for young Mr. Ewers, hope it works out for him.  If it doesn't then this GT Sports Marketing may take a big loss, maybe one it can't recover from.     The free market at work.

 

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