One more sleep until Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Luckily, we’ve got the MLB All-Star Game to hold us over until tip-off.
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NIL Changes Everything for College Athletes
Now that NCAA athletes can earn money off of their name, image, and likeness, their influence – and earning potential – will extend from the field to their social feeds.
It’s also an opportunity for universities, as prospective NCAA athletes may be enticed by personal brand assistance and marketing opportunities that universities can provide.
Front Office Sports, together with Facebook and Instagram, have created Athlete Marketing Essentials: NIL Certification – a six-lesson online course that breaks down the vast array of tools and services available to help athletes grow their audience, distribute content, and generate meaningful revenue. Topics include athlete safety, building blocks for personal branding, content creation, sponsorships, and monetization.
It’s totally free and upon completion, participants will receive additional content and a verified digital badge to let everyone know you’re NIL certified.
NHL: Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne announced his retirement after 15 seasons. He won the 2018 Vezina Trophy. Also: The Wild said they will buy out the last four years of the contracts of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. The veterans signed matching 13-year, $98 million deals in 2012 and will each receive $6.7 million from Minnesota over the next eight years.
Tennis: Roger Federer announced that he is withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympics due to a knee injury.
NBA: The Pelicans will hire Suns assistant Willie Green as their next head coach, according to The Athletic.
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