August 19, 2022


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NCAA NIL: What is it? What Does it Mean for Student-Athletes?

12 min read

University of Illinois NIL coordinator, Kam Cox, helps answer questions about the NCAA NIL policy and gives advice for student-athletes on how to talk to coaches about name image likeness and navigate NIL rules.

1:14 Show Outline
1:41 NIL vs NLI
2:18 What is the new NCAA NIL policy?
3:27 What high school student-athletes need to know?
5:08 Kam Cox, INFLUENCE Program (NIL) Coordinator at the University of Illinois
Questions for Kam
5:43 The impact of NIL so far
7:34 Tell us a little about your new role?
10:16 How is your athletic department handling NIL?
14:22 What are you starting to see with student-athletes pursuing NIL deals, both at your school and across the country?
17:46 How will NIL impact D2 and D3 athletes?
19:51 What advice do you have for recruits as they begin to navigate NIL during the recruiting process?
23:45 What resources do you suggest for SAs to consult?
26:13 Are they are ‘Do Nots’ for athletes in the NIL process?
28:39 What is the future of NIL?
Live Q & A
33:30 Can my volleyball athlete, who is committed to a D1 school, run her own camps or showcases in the summer before she reports to school?
35:36 Closing thoughts
36:26 Need based aid and international student-athletes


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