Colleges

INFLCR won't be NCAA's NIL administrator

Daily / Monday, May 10, 2021
The NCAA's implementation of NIL "took a hit Monday" when industry leader INFLCR "pulled its name out of consideration to be a third-party administrator." INFLCR was "one of four finalists" chosen by the NCAA to "act as a clearinghouse in NIL deals determining market value of deals." But the...

Sources: Pac-12 could make decision on new commissioner in next week

Daily / Monday, May 10, 2021
The Pac-12’s search for a new commissioner is "winding down and could be resolved in the next week or 10 days," according to sources cited by Jon Wilner of the San Jose MERCURY NEWS. That timeline "corresponds to May 17, the date of a previously scheduled meeting of the...

Cal athletics bullish about future after weathering pandemic

Daily / Monday, May 10, 2021
Cal's school year draws to a close this month, and for the athletic department, "something fresh hangs in the warmth of spring: optimism," according to John Branch of the N.Y. TIMES. No one in the Cal athletics department has "died from Covid-19." And the budget deficit "appears...

Mark Emmert, NCAA to take more-active role in NIL legislation

Daily / Monday, May 10, 2021
NCAA President Mark Emmert indicated that he "will be meeting in Washington" this week with "senators and congressmen concerning legislation" on NIL, according to Steve Berkowitz of USA TODAY. Those meetings have taken on "greater urgency as the number of states enacting related laws with...

Sources: Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez to take job with Big Ten

Daily / Monday, May 10, 2021
Barry Alvarez intends to step down as Wisconsin AD on June 30, but his retirement "apparently will be short-lived," according to Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee JOURNAL SENTINEL. Sources said that the 74-year-old Alvarez is "expected to begin working" with the Big Ten league office later this...

Emmert, NCAA taking action on national NIL law

Daily / Sunday, May 9, 2021
NCAA President Mark Emmert said that he "will be meeting in Washington next week with senators and congressmen concerning legislation" on NIL. The meetings have taken on "greater urgency as the number of states enacting related laws with effective dates of July 1 or sooner has grown to...

Protests grow at Northwestern against Polisky

Daily / Sunday, May 9, 2021
Nearly 400 Northwestern students, faculty and community members "marched Friday afternoon from campus to university President Morton Schapiro ’s home to protest the hiring" of AD Mike Polisky . Protest leaders "called for a more thorough investigation of Polisky’s appointment," and some "said he should be forced...