Florida hosting recruits in Jacksonville for Georgia game
College football rules are constantly changing, and one of the new recruiting rules says that the home team can leave tickets for players at neutral site games.
Georgia was the home team last year and got to host players then, but this will be Florida’s first chance to use the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party as an in-person recruiting tool. Unfortunately, the visits won’t be too in person… [MORE]
Florida Takes Advantage of New Recruiting Rule for Georgia Game Despite Underdog Status
Florida is set to host recruits at the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, the Florida-Georgia game held in Jacksonville. This comes as a result of a new rule that allows the home team to leave tickets for players at neutral site games. However, there is a catch – coaches cannot interact with the recruits during the game. Despite this limitation, Florida head coach Billy Napier still sees it as a great opportunity and plans to host as many recruits as possible. Many of the recruits on the list are from the class of 2024 and will experience the intense rivalry game firsthand… [MORE]
LeBron James’ Son Bryce Among Top 15 NIL Valuations
The power of a brand means everything within the sports world. For All-NBA Los Angeles Lakers small forward LeBron James and his family, it means everything.
The pull that James has across the sports realm is insane, and we are seeing it play out within how his kids are being valued. The rise of NIL deals in college athletics has allowed the college athletes to finally get some financial compensation from their own name, image and likeness… [MORE]
Is college football recruiting reclassification good or bad? Examining a growing trend inside the sport
With the college football landscape rapidly changing, one growing trend when it comes to the world of recruiting is reclassification. Not too long ago, there were stories about parents holding their kids back a year in hopes of gaining a physical or academic advantage.
But now, there seems to be a newfound sense of urgency for some to get to the next level as quickly as possible.
Over the past year, we have seen LSU quarterback commit Colin Hurley, Oklahoma tight end commit Davon Mitchell, Kentucky quarterback commit Cutter Boley and Kentucky wide receiver commit Hardley Gilmore all announce that they were moving from the class of 2025 to 2024… [MORE]
Carmelo Anthony, son Kiyan rep Syracuse jerseys on recruiting visit
Syracuse Basketball legend Carmelo Anthony could be extending his legacy.
The 10-time All-Star took his son, Kiyan, to The Hill on an official visit, as his son remains a four-star recruit as a junior at Long Island Lutheran High School in New York.
Considered the top prospect in the state of New York, Kiyan currently is ranked as the 36th best player in the 2025 recruiting class.
In a social media post on Friday, the father and son were seen wearing Syracuse Orange jerseys in the basketball facilities named after the icon, the Carmelo Anthony Basketball Center… [MORE]
Michigan could be next state to approve NIL for high school athletes
There are currently 34 high school associations that allow student-athletes to participate in NIL without losing their eligibility. That number could soon climb to 35.
Late last week, the Michigan House passed a bill that would prohibit schools and athletic associations from blocking students from participating in NIL activities.
The bill, introduced by Rep. Jimmie Wilson, easily passed in the House largely because lawmakers worked with the Michigan High School Athletic Association to develop a bill that would support students and make high school administrators happy… [MORE]
With Admissions Under Scrutiny, Harvard Athletic Director McDermott Says Athlete Recruitment Will Remain Unchanged
Despite seismic changes to the landscape of college admissions, Harvard Athletic Director Erin McDermott said in an interview Friday that the department’s recruiting practices will remain much the same.
While University administrators have left the door open for removing legacy preferences from Harvard’s admissions process, McDermott said there are no “specific” changes to recruitment practices under consideration by Harvard Athletics.
“I’d say all of our coaches are certainly wanting to recruit as inclusive of a class and cohort as possible, so I think it’s something that they are mindful of,” she said. “They are also obviously looking at academic credentials and athletic talent and all the things that will help with being a great Harvard representative.” … [MORE]
College athletes affected by 9/11 land NIL deal with Tunnel to Towers to support first responders, veterans
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced two new student-athletes as ambassadors as part of its T2T Student-Athlete Advocate Program.
Ryan Tursellino, a sophomore soccer player at Salisbury University, and Paul Maguire, a freshman cross-country runner at Clemson University, join an extensive list of student-athletes all over the country who represent the foundation.
The T2T Student-Athlete Advocate Program was launched in September 2021 with the mission of helping current student-athletes expand their own personal brands – name, image and likeness deals (NIL) have become a big factor in collegiate sports – while helping to the organization that continues to honor first responders, military veterans and their families… [MORE]
NC State won an NCAA bid through the transfer portal. So the Wolfpack will try to do it again
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State returned to the NCAA Tournament after bolstering its roster through the transfer portal. Coach Kevin Keatts is hoping another portal dive takes the Wolfpack right back there.
N.C. State (23-11, 12-8 Atlantic Coast Conference last season) relied on a backcourt that included a veteran point guard in Jarkel Joiner and soft-touch big man DJ Burns Jr. joining a homegrown talent in scoring guard Terquavion Smith. The result was the program’s first NCAA bid since 2018 in Keatts’ debut season.
The Joiner-Smith backcourt is gone, but Burns is back along with starting guard Casey Morsell to mesh with another wave of transfers in Keatts’ seventh year… [MORE]
Student-Athlete NIL, The Brandr Group enter partnership
A new alliance is coming to the NIL marketplace.
Student-Athlete NIL (SANIL) and The Brandr Group (TBG) entered a partnership, bringing together the provider for 41 NIL collectives with the group licensing partner used at more than 54 Division I institutions. The providers have been collaborating on projects for more than a year, however, this new agreement will streamline activations for athletes.
A key partnership piece will be SANIL assisting TBG with on-the-ground activities at overlapping university partner programs. With more than 1,000 athletes under contract and using their software, SANIL is able to make contact easily. The firms plan to also accelerate revenue generation for athletes through brand and corporate partnership programs… [MORE]
Livvy Dunne’s NIL fund facilitates deals with Accelerator Active Energy, eight teammates
Livvy Dunne is one of the leading earners among college athletes.
The LSU gymnast admitted on a podcast this summer that she has pocketed over $500,000 from a single NIL deal. Endorsement deals have rolled in, working with major brands like Vuori and Motorola.
In July, she took steps to make sure her teammates could benefit from her NIL success establishing “The Livvy Fund” in partnership with the collective Bayou Traditions. As part of the initiative, On3 and Accelerator Active Energy committed funds to support Tiger athletes with financial opportunities and business guidance… [MORE]
Bodensteiner testifies in Senate hearing on NIL
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held its 10th hearing on the NCAA’s name, image and likeness policy Oct. 17 and a local voice was among the witnesses.
St. Joe’s vice president and director of athletics, Jill Bodensteiner, served as one of seven witnesses and represented smaller institutions like hers — schools outside of the Power 5 conferences — as the federal government seeks a standard for NIL across divisions and universities… [MORE]