California’s governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 206 into law yesterday. SB206, also known as the “Fair Pay to Play Act”, allows college athletes in California to profit from NIL, their “Name, Image, and Likeness”.
Technically, that’s not completely correct. College athletes can already profit from NIL, but when they do, they are punished for doing so by having their scholarships and prevented from participating in their sport. This law makes it illegal for schools to punish athletes in such a manner.
The law doesn’t go into effect until 2023.
What it does is put the NCAA on a timeline, on notice, so the NCAA can come up with by-laws to accommodate the law. Other states are in the process of passing similar laws, so it isn’t just California the NCAA will be contending with.
There are so many implications here, and I apologize for not being more thorough at this time. Matt Brown wrote an explainer for the mothership. Matt and I will be covering this on the next episode of my podcast.
California’s bill to pay NCAA players, explained - SBNation.com
This law allows college athletes in California the ability to profit off of their name and likeness, something current NCAA bylaws do not allow them to do. Once the bill goes into effect in 2023, athletes at all 58 of California’s NCAA member institutions could hypothetically cut an ad for a local car dealership or be paid to host a party.
Minnesota Game Time:
The Big Ten Conference announced on Monday morning that Nebraska’s Oct. 12 game at Minnesota will kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on FS1 or BTN. The network designation will be determined following this Saturday’s games.
NU Notebook: Old School Offense Will Stay - University of Nebraska
Scott Frost says Nebraska has personnel to run I-formation; Jazz Sweet “on a mission” over weekend; Huskers brace for Northwestern.
Ohio State named FWAA National Team of the Week
The Buckeyes were named the Football Writers Association of America’s Team of the Week for Week 5 of the 2019 college football season. Ohio State won the award over Arizona State, who upset previously No. 15 California on the road, Duke, who scored 31 straight points away from home to defeat Virginia Tech, and SMU, who moved to 5-0 for the first time since 1983 with a 48-21 victory at USF.
This contest marked just the second Big Ten and road game for fourth-ranked Ohio State and was expected to be the first major test for the Buckeyes after a relatively easy 4-0 start to the year. As it turned out, the game was hardly any more difficult for the Buckeyes than wins against Florida Atlantic, Cincinnati, Indiana and Miami.
In Memoriam: Chris Ash, Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Coach 2016-19 - Off Tackle Empire
Goodnight, sweet prince
Illinois looks to move on this week against Minnesota - The Champaign Room
Following the bye, the Illini are prepared for 4-and-0 Minnesota.
MSU junior running back Connor Heyward enters transfer portal - The Only Colors
After leading Michigan State with 529 rushing yards in 2018, Heyward was expected to be the lead back in MSU’s rotation this season. However, he was quickly passed on the depth chart by redshirt freshman Elijah Collins. After carrying the ball 15 times in the season opener against Tulsa, Heyward saw his playing time diminish, as he received just three carries in each of his final three games as a Spartan.
There There’s This
As we head into October, here’s a great breakdown of every state’s favorite movie candy!— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) September 30, 2019
What does your state like? pic.twitter.com/NNeDmxnYfw
Drivers see porn playing on digital billboard along I-75 - mlive.com
Police are investigating how the pornography ended up on the billboard in the first place.
2 suspects scaled 6-foot fence to put porn on Michigan freeway billboard - mlive.com
The pornographic movie played for at least 15 minutes on a billboard along I-75.