Anyone who takes a quick look at my background will know that I have an affinity for track & field. Participation in the sport has afforded me opportunities that (as a kid) I thought were nothing more than fantasies. I even had the honor of representing Team USA at two (2) Olympic Games, which … [Read more...] about Growing the Sport of Track & Field
Growth of Women’s Sports in the U.S.
In recent years, women's sports have experienced significant growth in popularity and visibility. From increased media coverage to higher salaries and better resources, female athletes are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Following the 2023 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, ESPN … [Read more...] about Growth of Women’s Sports in the U.S.
Newly Proposed US Senate NIL (Name, Image & Likeness) Legislation
Recently a bipartisan bill titled the Athlete Opportunity and Taxpayer Integrity Act was introduced by US Senators Thune (R-SD) and Cardin (D-MD).This legislation would prohibit individuals and organizations from using the charitable tax deduction for specific contributions that compensate college … [Read more...] about Newly Proposed US Senate NIL (Name, Image & Likeness) Legislation
The Most Underrated Advice I Ever Received
As we enter Father’s Day weekend, I am reminded of the most underrated advice I ever received. This advice came from my late father. The guidance was subtle but packed with substantial meaning. It was the summer after my freshman year at Michigan when I was home for the summer (after my … [Read more...] about The Most Underrated Advice I Ever Received
College Football Expansion: My Thoughts
In June (2021) the College Football Playoff (CFP) announced it was recommending the expansion of its playoff format from four (4) teams to 12 teams. Eight months after this announcement, news broke that the Conference leaders couldn’t agree on the format for expansion thus keeping the current format … [Read more...] about College Football Expansion: My Thoughts
NCAA NIL: Is Accountability Possible or Feasible?
As of July 1, 2021 several states’ law permitted collegiate student-athletes to benefit from their name, image, and likeness (NIL). That was the moment any potential NCAA enforcement regarding NIL came to a screeching halt. The NCAA can not overrule state law from any of the 38 states that have (or … [Read more...] about NCAA NIL: Is Accountability Possible or Feasible?
NCAA Transfer Portal: A Word of Caution
With the college football season now over and the National Signing Day (February 2nd) for football just weeks away, it’s probably a good time to discuss the transfer portal. First launched on Oct. 15th, 2018 the transfer portal was initially created as tool for compliance officers to manage … [Read more...] about NCAA Transfer Portal: A Word of Caution
What Happens Next…?
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…?