NBA experience prepared Davis to guide his NIL players

PHOTO: Hubert Davis Visit my website's homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN The Name, Image and Likeness one-year anniversary is upon us. It was July 1 last year when the NCAA threw in the towel on holding back against public sentiment, state legislatures and looming court rulings permitting college athletes to cash in. NIL’s impact continues to evolve rapidly entering year two, but looking back, North Carolina basketball coach Hubert Davis may have been best positioned to handle the…

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Army West Point’s All-American commitments ineligible for NIL

PHOTO: Army West Point's football team takes the field. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Army football coach Jeff Monken appeared on a Zoom call not long ago to talk about the Black Knights’ spring game, so I jumped on it. As usual, he offered interesting insight on some players developing into productive Division I talent. One of the players mentioned was tight end Joshua Lingenfelter, a 6-foot-3, 240-pounder positioned to break into the starting lineup…

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Ryan Talbot’s decathlon rise and his Title IX mom’s influence

PHOTO (Michigan State Athletics): Ryan Talbot celebrates his Big Ten decathlon title with a school record 8,064 points. Teammate Heath Baldwin, who placed third, joins him this week at the NCAA Championships. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Michigan State’s 2022 track and field season opened with Ryan Talbot essentially a newcomer to the decathlon, the 10-event all-around athleticism test. The COVID-19 pandemic wiped out his first college season, 2020. He was injured in 2021. By…

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