On Sunday, lawmakers in the Texas House of Representatives approved a Senate bill that would enable athletes at universities to profit from their name, image, and likeness.
The legislation currently awaits Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature into law.
The bill was approved overwhelmingly by the House, with a vote of 117-27.
The Texas Senate initially approved the bill by a 28-2 vote.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Gov. Abbott, the NIL bill is a no-brainer, so please sign it
Austin American-Statesman: Scouting report on the Big 12 baseball tournament field
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Texas relies on different script to beat Oregon
247Sports: Five impact players on offense who emerged in Texas spring football
247Sports: Five on defense who emerged from spring as impact players
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Four-star RB Jamarion Miller talks summer visits, decision timeline
247Sports: Four-star wide receiver Braylon James set for busy visit run in June
247Sports: Nick at Nite: Trio of 2022 basketball recruits locked in for official visits; Emoni Bates update
247Sports: Texas to host elite northwest program FSP for summer visit
Inside Texas: Recruiting Matters: Class needs, commits, June visitors, and comments
Inside Texas: Inside Texas’ top 25 2022 basketball prospects
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
247Sports: Morning Brew: Unlike 2020, Oklahoma has favorable football schedule in 2021
Frogs O’ War: Big 12 Baseball Tournament Preview: The stakes are high in OKC
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia to play in Charleston Classic
The Smoking Musket: Alek Manoah MLB debut could be coming soon
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: The rise and collapse of a scalper’s sports card empire
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Texas baseball head coach David Pierce is the Big 12 Coach of the Year.
- Not to mention: