WSU QB Cameron Ward cashes in.
Key sentence in the section about the NIL benefits for WSU's quarterback? 'Also, it’s above board.' Before it was happening under the table. And, guess what? The college football 'Haves' always have had an advantage over the 'Have Nots.' The new NIL rules haven't changed that.
This whole NIL thing is hard to keep up with and is making my head spin. Definitely a game changer (no pun intended).
When I attended a 'no sports scholarship' NAIA school (50 years ago), the rumor was that certain football players were provided housing in exchange for "maintenance' duties...
Big money is going to ruin college sports.
I look for the next move in this new hyper-capitalist world to be that college players no longer have to be enrolled as students at their respective schools. They will simply be paid athletes who represent the universities on the playing field.
I think Graham Harrell at West Virginia played more into JT going there than anything, but who knows.
Are these incentives conditional....Player has to agree to stay entire season including bowl games? Or can he/she keep the "swag bag" and leave before the season is over?