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What does NIL mean for agents, attorneys, and colleges?

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In the state-led and NCAA-sanctioned move to have athletes in college and now potentially high school athletes (pursuant to state law and local conference regulations) profit from their name, image, and likeness (NIL), or in other words, their rights of publicity and intellectual property, it has created an entirely new market for doing business in entertainment, media,...

What could be the ACC’s Next Move?

Oklahoma and Texas officially informed the Big 12 they would not renew their media contract in 2025 as they seek to relocate to the SEC. The move has shaken college sports to its core. The name, image, and likeness ruling got the ball rolling on college realignment. Schools are positioning themselves; so players have more ability to...

The Year that Sports, Entertainment, & Streaming Saved Television

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During 2020, studios and streamers moved to a direct-to-streaming model or combo model (streaming and shortened theatrical window release) depending on the locale because theater goers were refused from attending films in-person.  The theaters were mostly closed.  Similarly, sports venues were closed and fans watched from afar on a screen.  History shows that studios...

Tia Gibbs Gives Back To Her Community

Tia Gibbs is one of the best basketball players to grace the courts of Kentucky. Gibbs was named the 2008 Miss Kentucky Basketball and led Butler High School to the 2008 Kentucky State Championship. Gibbs averaged nearly 20 points per game from her freshman season through her senior year. Twice named the 6th Region Player of the...

The Modern Olympic Games

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When thinking about “Tokyo 2020” being played in the summer of 2021, comparing viewership of the Olympics to broadcasted sports during 2020 seems to be the right place to start.  The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games are being played a year late and without fans.  The question is how will television fans react. Having...

The NIL Marketplace

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July 1, 2021, will mark the day that college athletes were able to begin profiting from their name, image, and likeness (NIL) because the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) changed it rules.  There is no doubt that individual state law, particularly California’s version, The Fair Pay to Play Act, were the catalyst to get the NCAA moving...

Top Five Players Who Would’ve Cashed in on new NIL Ruiling

The day finally came, a new era of college sports has begun. NCAA athletes are now allowed to profit off their name, image, and likeness. The Supreme Court ruled that college players could receive money on their name rights. Who are the top five players that would’ve cashed out with the new NIL rule?Honorable Mention: Tim Tebow,...

The Next Big Thing: Cricket

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The Indian Premier League (“IPL”) is already a top fifteen professional sports league in the world bringing in a little less than a billion dollars a year in revenue ($980 million) with each of its eight franchises earning $71.25 million per year.  The IPL sits between the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB, the Japanese professional baseball league) and...

Biggest What Ifs in NBA History

Kevin Durant was one inch away from sending the Nets to the 2020-2021 Eastern Conference. There have been a lot of What-Ifs questions since. What if KD was behind the line? How would the dominos fall if certain decisions or different outcomes took another turn? SRA takes a look at some of the biggest What Ifs in...

Timothy “Mayhem” Moten Goes 10-0

Fight night was in Louisville, KY at the African American Heritage Center on June 13th. There were several standout performances, but one man rose above the others on the night. Timothy “Mayhem” Moten once again laid claim as a star in the heavyweight division. He took on Tyler Seever. Future Promotions promoted the fight. The heavyweight came...