Jun 14th, 2021 |
25: Preemption Fever
Important Note(s) and Episode Description: On June 9th, 2021, the Senate Commerce Committee held hearings titled “NCAA Athlete NIL Rights.” I have an extended intro. (approx. 7 minutes long) that captures highlights of this intriguing hearing. I analyze these clips throughout the episode. Additionally, I have an addendum at the end of the episode that addresses an upcoming hearing in Commerce on June 17th that I learned about today (June 11th) just as I was about to hit the “publish” button. This episode was initially recorded on June 10th—the day after the hearing—and edited on June 11th.
The NCAA and Power 5 have launched an all-out assault on the Senate Commerce Committee in a desperate attempt to get some legislative relief from the upcoming wave of state name, image, and likeness laws set to go into effect on July 1st. The NCAA and Power 5 have narrowed their wish list to federal preemption of state NIL laws. This episode analyzes the hearing and its likely consequences. Buckle up for the next three weeks because it’s going to be a wild ride in the volatile world of the business of big-time college sports.