The Associated Press reports that the NCAA is one step closer to allowing players to earn money from endorsements, social media content and personal appearances, among other means.
From the AP: “[Its] Board of Governors supports a plan that gives athletes the ability to cash in on their names, images and likenesses as never before and without involvement from the association, schools or conferences. Ohio State President and board chairman Michael Drake called it an ‘unprecedented’ move by the NCAA. The next step is for membership to draft legislation by Oct. 30. A formal vote will be taken by schools at the next convention in January and new rules will go into effect no later than the 2021-22 academic year. ... The nation’s largest governing body for college sports said it will still seek a federal law to keep individual states from passing their owns laws on compensation for college athletes.”
The NCAA's top governing body said it supports a proposal to allow college athletes to sign endorsement contracts and receive payments for other work. More ⬇️https://t.co/o6sEooRvSW— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 29, 2020
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
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Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Who are the Austin area’s five best 2021 recruiting prospects in Texas?
Dallas Morning News: 2021 NFL mock draft roundup: Early projections have pair of Longhorns, Oklahoma lineman going in first round
247Sports: Former coach sees perfect fit for Texas, Tarik Black
247Sports: Brand marketing to be new wave in recruiting after NCAA ruling
247Sports: Social Distance: Shaka Smart talks Greg Brown, recruiting
247Sports: How much are the NFL contracts for Longhorn rookies worth?
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NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12
- Texas defensive back Caden Sterns is joining in on the good cause to help those going through hard times due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you can, you should pitch in too.
ATTENTION: Please contribute in any was possible, whether reposting or donating, anything helps. Let’s come together and help out the community we love dearly. Link Below as well in bio.. #Faith#Family#Food pic.twitter.com/uudAjIUPz9— Caden Sterns (@CSterns_7) April 28, 2020
- Four Longhorn tennis players earned All-American honors, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced earlier this week. On the men’s team they were Yuya Ito and Christian Sigsgaard. And on the women’s they were sisters Anna and Bianca Turati. Despite their shortened season, Ito was ranked No. 2 overall in ITA singles with a 28-4 record and Sigsgaard was No. 6, finishing 20-6. Meanwhile in the women’s rankings, Anna Turati finished No. 4, while her sister Bianca ended the season with a No. 14 overall ranking.
Simply. The. Best.— Texas Women's Tennis (@TexasWTN) April 28, 2020
BOTH Turati twins earn @ITA_Tennis singles All-America honors!! #HookEm
2nd career singles AA honor for Bianca (2018)
1st career singles AA honor for Anna
First time UT has multiple singles AA's since 1995
▶️ https://t.co/OWT7PNBc2z pic.twitter.com/JYz0r7qz6T
Congrats to Yuya Ito and Christian Sigsgaard for being named @ITA_Tennis All-Americans in singles! That's 3️⃣ times for Yuya and 2️⃣ times for Christian in singles during their careers! Christian also earned doubles honors last year.— Texas Men's Tennis (@TexasMTN) April 28, 2020
- The Wyoming Cowboys are going to rake in $1.85 million to play Texas at home in Darrell K. Royal-Memorial Field in 2023, the Caspar Star-Tribune reports. From the Star-Tribune: “The payment must be made by Jan. 30, 2024, according to the contractual agreement. Should either team pull out of the game for any reason that isn’t mutually agreed upon, that school would be required to pay the same amount to the other as liquidated damages. The game will be the first matchup between the teams since Texas’ 37-17 win in Austin, Texas, in 2012. The Cowboys are winless against Texas in five all-time meetings.” Yeehaw – let’s get it on.
Remember back in January when Wyoming announced a one-game contract with Texas for the 2023 season instead of a home-and-home?— Davis Potter (@DavisEPotter) April 27, 2020
There were a lot of reasons for that.
1.85 million, to be exact.https://t.co/REggvpRi7x
- Meet Tarik Black, the Michigan Wolverines graduate transfer receiver who’s joining Texas.