Now that the Georgia Senate runoff elections have concluded and it appears that the Democrats will eventually win control of the Senate, the question now is: what does that mean for college athletics? Senator Booker (D-NJ) introduced and Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) co-sponsored a bill that would … [Read more...] about What Happens Next…?
Within the last two weeks, college football players from the B1G, SEC, and PAC-12 conferences have banded together and have publicly posted a series of demands they want to see in place ahead of the potential Fall 2020 season. Student-athletes in the PAC-12 conference go as far as to suggest that … [Read more...] about Changes on the Horizon
To date, several conferences have canceled all Fall sports for the upcoming season (including football) and the Big Ten & PAC-12 conferences made the move to in-conference opponents only. Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 cases spiking around the country, it’s hard to envision a scenario in which … [Read more...] about The Reality of a Fall Without College Football
On Wednesday, April 29th, 2020, the NCAA’s NIL (name, image, and likeness) working group announced proposed changes that would allow its collegiate student-athletes to benefit from the use of their own name, image, and likeness from sponsorship agreements. The proposed changes announced seem to be … [Read more...] about What does the NCAA’s report on NIL Really Mean?
On Tuesday, March 25th the IOC finally announced that the Olympic Games scheduled to be hosted by Tokyo in the summer of 2020 would be postponed until summer 2021, in the wake of the growing COVID-19 pandemic. Olympians all over the world were relieved to hear the postponement announcement because … [Read more...] about The Real Cost of Pursuing the Olympic Dream
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has gripped the entire world, it looks like the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will do that right thing and postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. As an Olympian myself, I do not take my statements lightly, but with the entire global community facing … [Read more...] about Postponing the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
Over dinner recently with someone who works for Intel Sports, the topic turned toward the future of Olympic sponsorships. The point was made that many of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) sponsors heavily favor what is known as the Business 2 Business (or B2B) model. When asked why that is, … [Read more...] about B2B Sponsorships and the Olympic Games
The start of a new year is supposed to bring about a clean start, new goals, and a fresh perspective. As the clocks began to countdown to midnight, it soon became apparent that a ‘clean start’ was not going to be happening with the Russians and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). On January … [Read more...] about The Disappointment with WADA Continues