Welcome to a new era of collegiate athletics. The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Mark Zeigler details how this will impact Aztec athletics, and really everyone else. Your favorite college football/basketball player is about to start appearing in commercials repping the mediocre pizza joint down the street from campus.
Boise State men’s basketball completely collapsed last season after sweeping Utah State, falling from easy at-large candidate to NIT within weeks. Read up on how Rice feels about the struggle, and how the Broncos will bounce back.
The pain it must have been to hit “Tweet”
All three @NCAA divisions adopt interim name, image and likeness policy:— Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) June 30, 2021
Football recruiting news
Colorado State football picks up 10th known commitment for its 2022 signing class in Nick Ciaffoni (@CiaffoniNick), the younger brother of #CSURams defensive lineman Mike Ciaffoni https://t.co/sKNzBnRrPt via @coloradoan— Kelly Lyell (@KellyLyell) June 30, 2021
Nevada football gets its fifth known verbal commitment of the 2022 class in three-star cornerback Cameron Sampson, who also held offers from UCLA, SDSU, Colorado State, Fresno State, New Mexico, Utah State and Wyoming. https://t.co/vEPYmYPbrO— Chris Murray (@ByChrisMurray) June 30, 2021
Early college football spreads
After initially opening at UCF -10, the line is down to -3.5 for Boise State at UCF in the season opener, according to @betonline_ag.— B.J. Rains (@BJRains) June 30, 2021
Talked to a couple local business owners/boosters in Boise about the NIL stuff. A few takeaways:— B.J. Rains (@BJRains) June 30, 2021
-Wouldn't expect a ton of money thrown at players right away. Beat UCF and it will pick up.
-Most likely deals at first will be players getting paid to make social media posts.
For those curious on the NIL process:— B.J. Rains (@BJRains) June 30, 2021
-Boise State compliance office must approve any endorsement/NIL deal beforehand (most will be approved without issue)
-Business owners must sign agreement on deal parameters with Boise State if they are boosters.
Boise State comments on NIL
ᴡʜᴀᴛ'ꜱ ɴᴇxᴛ: Student-athlete experience has & always will be our highest priority. Bronco student-athletes are positioned to capitalize on opportunities with resources available for name, image and likeness.— Boise State Broncos (@BroncoSports) June 30, 2021
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On The Horizon:
Today: Outside Look at the MWC: Eric Henry
Friday: MWCConnection Roundtable: How many 10 win teams in 2021?
Friday: Friday Night Lights Review S1E18