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  • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    The 'staying on the team' idea is way over-rated.
    How would you possibility know?
    Apparently you haven't read the interviews over the years. There's plenty out there.
    Many (most?) remain in school and continue to train in the same town, and hang out as they had before.

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    • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
      Apparently you haven't read the interviews over the years. There's plenty out there.
      Many (most?) remain in school and continue to train in the same town, and hang out as they had before.
      Based on comments from Mondo Duplantis and Athing Mu's club coaches, there is something to the college experience that they didn't want to miss out on, and both of them could have signed nice pro contracts right of high school.

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      • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
        Based on comments from Mondo Duplantis and Athing Mu's club coaches, there is something to the college experience that they didn't want to miss out on, and both of them could have signed nice pro contracts right of high school.
        Indeed, I have always thought you should do at least one year, just to have that experience.

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        • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
          On a related note - I hope NIL destroys the shamateur shenanigans of the NCAA. You should be able to run for your college team AND be paid as a pro. This is 20-effin-21, not 1950 AAU.
          As long as it's not the colleges themselves paying the athletes beyond the usual tuition, room, etc. That would devolve into an arms race with some colleges sucking money out of the other parts of their budget and/or raising tuition and fees to pay top recruits, to the detriment of the rest of the student body.

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          • Originally posted by 18.99s View Post

            As long as it's not the colleges themselves paying the athletes beyond the usual tuition, room, etc. That would devolve into an arms race with some colleges sucking money out of the other parts of their budget and/or raising tuition and fees to pay top recruits, to the detriment of the rest of the student body.
            At schools with big-time football and men's basketball programs it already was an arms race before the new NIL rules. Now the fat cats can come out of the shadows and conduct business in broad daylight.

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            • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
              At schools with big-time football and men's basketball programs it already was an arms race before the new NIL rules. Now the fat cats can come out of the shadows and conduct business in broad daylight.
              I'm talking about colleges paying the athletes out of the school's own coffers. The NIL thing allows external entities to pay the athletes openly, not the colleges themselves.

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              • Originally posted by 18.99s View Post

                I'm talking about colleges paying the athletes out of the school's own coffers. The NIL thing allows external entities to pay the athletes openly, not the colleges themselves.
                I don't think it will ever be legal for colleges to pay athletes directly.

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                • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
                  I don't think it will ever be legal for colleges to pay athletes directly.
                  nor, do I suspect, it will be part of the protocol to pay for something other than "NIL" (name, image, likeness), which was created with football and basketball players in mind. I most def. don''t know this as a fact, but my guess is that for track people to accept USATF/WA prize money is out of bounds.

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                  • Originally posted by gh View Post
                    my guess is that for track people to accept USATF/WA prize money is out of bounds.
                    Only half tongue-in-cheek do I offer the solution: donate your signed shoes for the organization's HoF and we'll pay you lots for it.

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                    • Originally posted by gh View Post

                      nor, do I suspect, it will be part of the protocol to pay for something other than "NIL" (name, image, likeness), which was created with football and basketball players in mind. I most def. don''t know this as a fact, but my guess is that for track people to accept USATF/WA prize money is out of bounds.
                      Also other than possibly Nike and Oregon I don't see much of a benefit to shoe companies paying college track people.

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                      • press release today

                        Excel Sports is excited to welcome world class track athlete Matthew Boling to our NIL Representation roster!


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                        • Originally posted by gh View Post
                          press release today

                          Excel Sports is excited to welcome world class track athlete Matthew Boling to our NIL Representation roster!

                          The devil is in the details. What's the bottom line?

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                          • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
                            What's the bottom line?
                            It means he's open for business and we'll see what the market is offering. He is still a high-viz name.
                            I hate to say it, but there's still a market for a GWH.

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                            • Originally posted by gh View Post
                              press release today

                              Excel Sports is excited to welcome world class track athlete Matthew Boling to our NIL Representation roster!

                              How was Boling ready to turn pro? He won the NCAA indoor 200 but what else?

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                              • Originally posted by Dave View Post

                                How was Boling ready to turn pro? He won the NCAA indoor 200 but what else?
                                He doesn't have to with an NIL.

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