This NIL Podcast episode talks about the wild story of Johnny Manziel and what if Johnny Football had NIL deals when he was playing college football for Texas A&M? We also discuss the Louisville NIL Collective signing the women’s basketball and volleyball teams and what this means for women’s sports around the country. And finally, how does everyone maintain the integrity of college sports with the millions upon millions of dollars changing hands?
About this NIL4U episode: What If Johnny Football Had NIL Deals, Louisville NIL Collective, and Integrity in College Sports
Welcome back to NIL4U Podcast, where we discuss the dynamic and ever-evolving world of Name, Image, and Likeness in sports.
In today’s episode, hosts Rob Finklestein and Coach Trent M. Clark unravel some of the most thought-provoking headlines in the NIL arena.
We kick off with a discussion on the On3 headline from Texas A&M Aggies’ Johnny Manziel: “If NIL Was Around in 2014, the Story Potentially Ends Differently.” What could have been the implications of NIL deals on Johnny Football’s career? Would the outcomes for him and the school have been different? We explore these questions, pondering whether hindsight is truly 20/20 or if the same pitfalls would have emerged, albeit in a different light.
Next, we explore the news from On3NIL about the Louisville NIL Collective signing the women’s basketball and volleyball teams. With Louisville’s unique athletic climate, evidenced by over 9,000 season ticket holders for women’s basketball, we discuss the potential of NIL in enhancing women’s sports viewership. Are collective team efforts in NIL more beneficial than individual deals? Is this transformation more than just a popularity game?
Another key topic we dissect is based on ESPN’s article, “Pass Act Aims to Protect ‘Integrity’ of College Sports.” This segment examines the role of integrity in college athletics within the NIL context. Who should oversee the regulation of integrity? Can integrity be quantified? We share our concerns about maintaining integrity among athletes and coaches and its potential impact on schools and athletic programs.
In addition to these main discussions, we also touch upon other news, including “Major Winner Morikawa Pledges $1,000 Per Birdie to Hawaii Fire Relief,” various social media posts, and more.
Tune in for a compelling exploration of these issues as we navigate the complexities and opportunities of NIL in collegiate sports, presented by SportsE Media.
Key Topics Discussed in this NIL Deals Related Episode:
- The Role of Collectives in NIL
- Legislation and Regulation in NIL
- Creative NIL Deals and Entrepreneurship
- Mental Health and Social Media Impact
- The Influence of NIL on Lesser-Known Sports
- NIL for Good
As we wrap up the episode, we reiterate the vast opportunities NIL presents for both athletes and businesses. Our goal is to continue providing valuable insights and education on the evolving NIL landscape. Thank you for tuning in, and stay educated on all things NIL.
TIMESTAMPS | What If Johnny Football Had NIL Deals, Louisville NIL Collective, and Integrity in College Sports
00:00:02 – Introduction and Hosts
00:00:23 – Co-host Introduction
00:00:35 – Show’s Purpose and Topics
00:00:56 – Headlines: Johnny Manziel and NIL
00:02:57 – Impact of NIL on Athletes’ Lives
00:03:23 – Louisville NIL Collective Signs Teams
00:05:18 – Team Effort and NIL Deals
00:07:28 – The PASS Act Discussion
00:09:44 – Government Involvement in College Athletics
00:10:25 – Financial Aid and NIL Impact
00:13:01 – Athletes Giving Back: NIL for Good
00:16:18 – Alex Jean Glover’s Commitment to Big Brother Big Sister
00:19:32 – Acacia Lofton’s Passion for Financial Literacy
00:20:20 – The Importance of Financial Literacy in NIL
00:21:50 – NIL for Good: Athletes Making a Difference
00:23:17 – Education Segment: NIL Opportunities
00:32:55 – Networking and Building Relationships
00:35:40 – Alumni Direct and Networking Post-College
00:38:42 – Leveraging LinkedIn and Networking Strategies
00:42:25 – Closing Remarks and Next Episode Teaser
The First Four NIL4U Episodes:
NIL Education and Opportunities: How Athletes at All Levels Can Benefit
Parent of a College Athlete? This One Is For You! – Sports Mom University
What If Johnny Football Had NIL Deals, Louisville NIL Collective, and Integrity in College Sports
The NIL Landscape with Brian Rammel