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A 2024 Ram 1500 Big Horn Night Edition at the Crimson Collective event at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Dec. 13, 2023. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang } The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Langley: Stop Using NIL to Support Car-dependent Culture

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Editor April 14, 2024

  For nearly a century, the car has ravaged and polluted cities, stolen streets and homes from their residents and made urban life miserable. While many see them as symbols of freedom, cars are...

The Utah Utes celebrate the win versus the Colorado Buffalos at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023. (Photo by Xiangyao “Axe” Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Gordon: Ripple Effects of NIL Deals

By Luke Gordon February 26, 2024

  In 2021, the college sports world was hit with big news. Student athletes were allowed to be paid based on their name, image and likeness — otherwise known as NIL. However, the Utah Legislature...

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Home Stretch — Episode 9: The Benefits of NIL at the U

By Stevie Shaughnessey, Home Stretch Producer, Host December 27, 2023

Transcript: Stevie Shaughnessey: Hi, and welcome back to Home Stretch, The Daily Utah Chronicle’s sports podcast. My name is Stevie and I'll be your host. Today, we have sports writer Luke Skinner...

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The Impact of NIL at the U

By Luke Skinner November 17, 2023

  In 2019, California was the first state to allow college athletes to make money using their name, image and likeness, or NIL. After the ruling, other states followed suit and decided that it...

Utah football player holding the keys to a new 2024 Ram Big Horn 1500. (Photo Courtesy of Utah Athletics)

Utah Crimson Collective Provides Trucks to Ute Football Players

By Sean Overton, Sports Editor October 7, 2023

  On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the Utah Crimson Collective made history. It has been years since NIL was started, but the University of Utah is taking it further than it has ever been. NIL was created...

Guard Dru Glyten brings the ball down the court to begin offense against opponents Lipscomb at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Nov. 10, 2021. (Photo by Rachel Rydalch | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

The Financial Benefit of College Athletics

By Elijah Murray, Sports Writer August 29, 2022

  The world of college athletics is an ever-evolving landscape and with that, the opportunities for athletes themselves become more and more available. With the NIL (Name, Image and Likeness) now...

Junior captain Mika Tafua hypes the team during warmup against UCLA at the Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah on Oct. 16, 2021. (Photo by Jonathan Wang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Utah Athletics Seeks to Support Athletes’ Education and Careers

By Sean Overton, Sports Editor August 24, 2022

  Student-athletes are often praised for their time on the field, but time spent in the classroom is as equally important. For many college athletes, going pro is the dream — but it is not always...

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Utah Athletics Embraces New NIL Rules

By Sean Overton, Sports Editor January 20, 2022

  There has always been a debate about whether or not NCAA athletes should be compensated. Many athletes have been penalized for accepting rewards, with Reggie Bush being the most memorable....

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Brown: Courts Should Support Compensation for Student-Athletes

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer July 7, 2021

  Growing up, I loved to play EA Sports’ NCAA Football franchise because of its fight songs, real stadiums and a University of Utah cover athlete. But my perception changed in September 2013,...