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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: NCAA is inching towards allowing student-athletes to profit from endorsements, sponsorship deals

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Plus: A departing message from Texas receiver Collin Johnson

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The Associated Press reports that the NCAA may soon allow Division I athletes to profit from endorsements and sponsorships deals as soon as next 2021. Think autographs and summer passing camps for quarterbacks like Texas Longhorns senior gunslinger Sam Ehlinger.

From the AP: “If adopted, the rules would allow athletes to make sponsorship and endorsement deals with all kinds of companies and third parties, from car dealerships to concert promoters to pizza shops, according to a person who has reviewed the recommendations. ... The recommendations are expected to form the foundation for legislation the NCAA hopes to pass next January so it can take effect in 2021. ... No school-branded apparel or material could be used by athletes in their personal endorsement deals, ... . Athletes would be required to disclose financial terms of contracts to their athletic departments, along with their relationships with any individuals involved. Athletes would be allowed to enter into agreements with individuals deemed to be school boosters ... . The NCAA would create a mechanism to evaluate potential deals for fair market value and spot possible corruption. An athlete could compromise their eligibility for failing to disclose details of a financial agreement or relationship ... .” Seems like an appropriate move.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Sports Illustrated: Sam Ehlinger has high praise for former teammates. heading into NFL Draft

247Sports: The latest on Greg Brown III before he makes the call

247Sports: Duvernay, Johnson could start new NFL trend for Texas wideouts

247Sports: Social Distance: Matthew McConaughey discusses if Texas is back

247Sports: Herman’s history with Burrow a good sign for Texas quarterbacks

247Sports: State of Recruiting: Billy Bowman and the Brockermeyer brothers

NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12

  • Don’t forget today’s the day top Texas men’s basketball recruit Greg Brown III makes his decision whether to play college ball or to take his talent to the NBA’s G-league. From Burnt Orange Nation’s previous report: “Regarded as the nation’s top-ranked power forward prospect, per the 247Sports Composite, Brown has long been the Texas Longhorns’ top option this cycle, with Shaka Smart and his staff’s recruiting efforts extending half of a decade. Now, only a matter of hours remain before we learn if those efforts net Texas arguably the program’s most dynamic talent since the brief, but often jaw-dropping Kevin Durant era.nPrior to the recent couple weeks, it certainly seemed as if the hometown Longhorns were in a fairly ideal position to land the nation’s No. 9 overall prospect. After long being considered the favorites to sign Brown, Texas faced increased competition from the likes of Memphis, Auburn, Michigan, and Kentucky, thanks in large part to the lack of certainty that surrounded Smart’s future in Austin for what almost certainly be Brown’s only season on the Forty Acres. In fact, Brown even vocalized that fact that if Smart was in Austin, he likely would be, too. ... [Despite that], it’s still quite possible that that comes to fruition, but another realistic option — the G League — has emerged in recent weeks, reportedly giving Brown 300,000 reasons to consider a professional path.”
  • Texas women’s basketball assistant coach Terry Nooner is heading across the Big 12 to the Kansas Jayhawks, the Austin American-Statesman reports. From the Statesman: “Nooner will join the women’s team at Kansas as an assistant coach, the school announced on Thursday. According to Kansas, Nooner’s responsibilities on Brandon Schneider’s coaching staff will be “recruiting, scouting, game preparation, skill development and position coach for forwards.” Nooner spent the past season at Texas. This will be Nooner’s third stint with the Jayhawks. He played basketball at the university and worked with the Kansas women from 2012-13. Kansas went 20-14 and reached the Sweet 16 that season.”
  • As he prepares to hear his name called during the 2020 NFL Draft, Texas receiver Collin Johnson has one last message to end his time as a Longhorn on the Forty Acres.