Most of the movement surrounding Deion Sanders and his decision to leave Jackson State University to take on the head coaching job at the University of Colorado has come to a stopping point. With several interviews explaining his movement plus the calm surrounding the debates that consumed social media, it seemed as if everything surrounding this coaching change had settled. However, there was one decision-making official who was still not too sure about Coach Prime’s new move.
Dec 23, 2022
The day of college athletes being exploited for their likeness is a thing of the past. With current NCAA rules and regulations and the prominence of name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals, collegiate superstars can finally get paid for their work on the field, court, and more. A recent University of Miami recruit, Jaden Rashada, is believed to have received the highest-known NIL deal for a high school recruit to date – according to On3NIL. At $9.5 million, the deal is set to possibly break records, but it did not come without its share of controversy.
Jun 28, 2022
Travis Hunter, the nation’s No. 1 recruit, recently made an announcement that shook up the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). On Dec. 15, the Rivals.com player made the decision to commit to playing for historically Black Jackson State University over Florida State University, Yahoo Sports reports. Hunter made the announcement official with sporting Jackson State gear during his decision ceremony at his high school. The moment Travis Hunter made his decision to flip to Jackson State (Via @11AliveNews ) pic.twitter.com/pbNv6ojCy1 — Rivals (@Rivals) December 15, 2021 Prior to the unexpected signing move, the Georgia native was verbally committed to Florida State since March 2020. Now, Hunter will join football legend and Florida State alum Deion Sanders. According to a Twitter post by Bean Invest, Hunter’s switch reportedly may have secured him a multi-million dollar deal. 🚨BREAKING🚨 Barstool Sports and Penn National Gaming have reached a deal with the #1 high school...
Dec 16, 2021
After the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA’s) names, images or likeness (NIL) laws changed this summer, college athletes have been racking up deals and earning the accolades they deserve for the dedication and tireless grind they bring to their respective sports. According to CBS, Alabama Crimson Tide freshman Ga’Quincy McKinstry becomes one of the latest to get in on the action with his recent NIL deal as it is a full circle moment. From his childhood to his collegiate career, his nickname has been “Kool-Aid,” (his officially listed first name on Alabama’s roster). Now, he’s partnered with the drink company itself. Kool-Aid’s Twitter gave a warm welcome to the Alabama football player by switching account names with him. “In honor of our new partnership, we’ve swapped names with Kool-Aid McKinstry and given him the power of OH YEAH,” the brand’s Twitter bio reads . OHHH YEAHH! @GaQMcK1 #ItsOfficial #SigningDay #BrandAthlete pic.twitter.com/bfiO9KwIW9 — Kool-Aid Man...
Aug 19, 2021