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Tag: NIL

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Nick Saban on NIL: 'All the things that I believed in for all these years ... no longer exist in college athletics'

College football in the NIL era is headed towards a “caste system” where success is based on how much college programs pay players, according to former University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban.

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Alabama AD Greg Byrne, Nick Saban joining Ted Cruz NIL roundtable discussion

Alabama athletics director Greg Byrne and former Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban will participate in a name, image, and likeness roundtable in Washington, D.C. next week with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

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Dothan City Schools Superintendent Dennis Coe on high school NIL legislation: ‘That’s going to create some monumental changes for athletics’

Some high school athletes in Alabama will potentially earn more than their coaches if legislation is passed to allow high schoolers to profit off their name, image, and likeness, according to Dothan City Schools Superintendent Dennis Coe.

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Bill by State Rep. Jeremy Gray would allow NIL payments to go to high school athletes

High school athletes in Alabama would be able to receive name, image and likeness (NIL) payments if a bill pre-filed by State Rep. Jeremy Gray (D-Opelika) was to become law in the 2024 legislative session.

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Tuberville says NIL legislation would protect women's sports — 'There’s only so much of the pie that goes around'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) recently said his proposed Name, Image and Likeness legislation will help defend women’s sports in Universities nationwide.

Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville, center, leads players Quentin Groves, left, and Brandon Cox, right, onto the field before the start of a football game against South Florida, Saturday Sept. 8, 2007, in Auburn, Ala. Alabama News
Tuberville: College football will 'break away' from NCAA if NIL isn't settled

In a Thursday appearance on Tuscaloosa radio's Tide 100.9, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) declared that a lack of regulating NIL would cause a massive shift in the college football world.

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Tuberville hopes to submit NIL bill soon — 'Our bill is finished, and it's ready to go'

In a call with reporters on Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) announced that his NIL legislation was complete.

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'I get more calls about this than anything' – Tuberville announces legislation to govern NIL in college sports coming next month

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) told 1819 News and other reporters on Tuesday that he and his colleague U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) will propose legislation to govern name, image and likeness (NIL) deals for college athletes nationwide next month.

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Nick Saban, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey and others representing the SEC visit Washington, D.C. to discuss NIL regulations

Nick Saban is no stranger to Washington, D.C. His visits are usually from being honored by the President of the United States as NCAA football national champions, but his most recent trip was all business.

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Auburn athletics delegation visits Washington, D.C. to lobby for NIL improvements; Tuberville calls NIL rules 'disastrous'

A group of representatives from Auburn University visited Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to lobby lawmakers to pass legislation to create Name, Image and Likeness uniformity in college sports.

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Saban laments 'pay-for-play' NIL environment in NCAA — 'I don’t think that is even the best thing for the player'

In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated's Ross Dellenger, Alabama head football coach Nick Saban weighed in on the current name, image and likeness (NIL) setup for college athletes.

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Former State Rep. Rich Wingo says NIL, transfer rules have 'ruined' college football since he played for coach Bear Bryant

Wingo came to the University of Alabama in the late 1970s. There he met his wife of 42 years and had four successful seasons with the Crimson Tide. But things nearly went a different direction when Wingo was cut from the team his junior year.

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Alabama coaching legend Gene Stallings: 'We don’t expect men to be men now'

Coach Gene Stallings called into the 1819 News podcast Wednesday for a wide-ranging conversation about his career and the current state of football culture.

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Tuberville criticizes NCAA 'lack of leadership' on NIL: 'Created an environment where student-athletes can be exploited'

Congress must pass name, image, and likeness (NIL) legislation due to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) “lack of meaningful leadership and clarity” on the issue, according to Sen. Tommy Tuberville R-AL.