We are at the mid-point of the week and with it comes the latest links pertaining to the Mountain West Conference and college sports in general. Check out what is coming your way today as the links press on.
New avenue to NCAA Football video game?
Now that NIL is here, us fans will benefit most from the return of the beloved video game. Group licensing will help with the video, jersey sales, and other things of that nature. Some believe that would require a college athlete union or federal legislation. Matt Brown says OneTeam Partners and Opendorse are working together on a voluntary, group licenses for athletes. He says OneTeam has done similar things in the past for pro athletes (as well as licensing deals for companies like EA), and Opendorse will likely operate the single largest athlete clearinghouse for NIL related deals.
Is more NLI guidance needed?
This column out of a Hawaii paper makes the claim that local NIL guidelines will have to be more specific in order to really help athletes. He thinks Hawaii is behind the curve compared to other states and that is only hindering student-athletes at the university.
Stroud is remaining a Bulldog for at least one more year.
After entering his name into consideration for the 2021 NBA Draft in late May, Deon Stroud has decided to return for his junior season at Fresno State. #GoDogs #ValleyTough #PrideOfTheValley https://t.co/8MeIZLiHCS— Fresno State Men’s Basketball (@FresnoStateMBB) July 6, 2021
East-West Shrine Game moving to Vegas.
,— East-West Shrine Bowl (@ShrineBowl) July 6, 2021
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Heading to Tokyo.
Mo is going to Tokyo!— UNM Softball (@UNMLoboSB) July 4, 2021
Congratulations, @andrea_howard00. You have earned this opportunity and we can't wait to watch you continue to thrive on the biggest stage.#GoLobos #ItaliaSoftball pic.twitter.com/WXXEs5ea9E
On the horizon:
- Later today: Peak Perspective: Peak Perspective: Is the Arms Race Over for the MWC?
- Later today: Boise State Top 10 Players: #8
- Thursday: Outside Look at the MWC with Mike and Mike
- Friday: MWCConnection Roundtable: Potential offensive breakout players for each team?
- Friday: Friday Night Lights Review S1E19.