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ACC Nation Staff @accnation –

When it comes to college athletes making a buck off their own name, image or likeness, the NCAA isn’t on-board. If you haven’t read Bob Lewis’ piece in The Virginia Mercury (link) you may want to take a look. His article, ‘The Myth Of Amateurism: Virginia Considers Letting College Athletes Earn Money From Name, Image And Likeness’ delves into some of the bi-partisan frustrations with the NCAA. Bob also joined us on ACC Nation Podcast to talk about the story and what he encountered.

California made the first move with laws that open the door for college athletes. Now, Virginia and seven other states are following that lead. This groundswell is not going unnoticed.

ESPN’s Dan Murphy has an article, ‘Former NCAA executive Mark Lewis supports college players earning money’ where Lewis puts it rather simply. “To me, it’s just a question of fairness.”

Of course, that’s been the argument for years among ‘student-athletes’ who feel they are being taken for a ride. Among former players the answer isn’t always so simple. The title of this Washington Post story from September 2019 says it all. ‘Tim Tebow says college athletes don’t deserve compensation. Jay Bilas says that’s ‘immoral’. Tebow and Bilas expressed their opinions on the pending legislation in California just prior to it being passed into law.

College Athletes

“The priority is to monetize the sport,” Lewis told ESPN this past week. “That’s taken precedent over everything else. If that’s the model — and there’s nothing wrong with that — then you can’t expect the players to live by the same set of rules [as they did in the past].”

Could things be changing soon? Leaders from the NCAA will be meeting soon in California to discuss, among other things, how to deal with monetization of college athletes.


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But, comments from the NCAA might lead one to believe it won’t be an easy path. This from ESPN – NCAA president Mark Emmert said he has spent the majority of his time in the past several months meeting with members of Congress to push for a federal law that would allow the NCAA to set some “guardrails.” Emmert and others at the NCAA say they want to place limits on how athletes can market their names, images and likenesses in order to avoid negative unintended consequences and preserve the “collegiate model” of sports.

Also from ESPN – Preliminary statements about what those parameters might look like have caused critics and lawmakers to accuse the NCAA of stalling without a genuine interest in creating change. Politicians at the state and federal levels have continued to push forward with legislation that could go into effect as early as this coming summer in some places, keeping pressure on the NCAA to act soon.

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Ugly – ACC Men’s Basketball https://accnation.net/ugly-acc-mens-basketball/ Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:35:45 +0000 https://accnation.net/?p=18953 [Read More]]]>
Jim Quist @ACCTheQ –

It’s way past the point of saying that ‘it’s turning into’ an ugly basketball season for the ACC. It is, in fact, a cluster with no rhyme or reason to explain away the embarrassing play. Pick your team and give it your best. It’s become more difficult by the day to comprehend how teams that have been playing since November are…well, worse. Let’s not forget to include the amount of practice time afforded players long before the season began.

There has been such a lack of focus and a dearth of heart on the court that I wonder if anyone cares. I’ve said on ACC Nation Podcast numerous times that January would be the tell. That we’d see teams begin to gel and emerge. Instead, players and coaches all look lost.

It’s not like this for every game. There’s still some drive and some grit. It’s just too few and far between when we see it. Without too much effort I can say that neither North Carolina or Virginia will see any post-season action. If the Cavaliers do, it’ll be an NIT bid out of respect for the reigning national champions.

I’m not down on everybody. Florida State has had a pretty solid season thus far. There seems to be some hope yet for Louisville. Duke? Well the Blue Devils are doing their thing but I’m still shaking my head over Mike Krzyzewski’s comments after the Louisville loss. There have been some moments for Virginia Tech and I’d say Mike Young is the front-runner for ACC Coach of the Year. NC State is still hanging in there and may get a shot at the NCAA’s.

Ugly

But really, this has been a veritable $#!+show so far for the ‘best basketball conference’ in America. You can hear the whispers among hard-core fans. It’s far louder among the social-media crowd. They aren’t pleased. If you reacted by saying, ‘well, who cares what they think’ then you’re a part of the problem. Everyone should care. Good teams beget good teams.

The better the competition the more likely those emerging at the top will be ready to do battle. If it doesn’t matter to you that the conference as a whole is slowly but surely dropping (numbers) out of brackets at this point woe be the ACC.

AP Top 25 / USA Today Coaches’ Poll

AP #TEAMLWUSA TODAY #TEAMLW
1BAYLOR21GONZAGA1
5FLORIDA STATE95LOUISVILLE10
6LOUISVILLE116FLORIDA STATE9
8DUKE38DUKE3
RVRV
37VIRGINIA35VIRGINIA

As you can see, we don’t have agreement on who the No. 1 team should be this week. The pollsters for the AP Top 25 may have taken to rolling dice to determine who sits atop their rankings at this point in the season. It’s the seventh different top ranked team thus far. It’s not just the ACC that is ugly this year.

I’ll note that Virginia was receiving votes prior to their loss to NC State. I wouldn’t expect to see the Cavaliers in that category next week unless it’s a purely ‘homer’ vote.


Myth Of Amateurism: ACC Nation Podcast


KenPom – ACC (1-68) *01/21/20

KP #TEAM
2DUKE
7LOUISVILLE
16FLORIDA STATE
43NC STATE
49VIRGINIA
52SYRACUSE
56VIRGINIA TECH
60NOTRE DAME
67PITT

The Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings will give you a better idea of why there are only three teams ranked in the polls. There is a steep drop-off after Florida State where things get ugly.

NCAA NET – ACC (1-68) *01/21/20

NETTEAM
6DUKE
10LOUISVILLE
13FLORIDA STATE
44VIRGINIA TECH
45NC STATE
63VIRGINIA  

We’ll be breaking down the latest brackets for men’s and women’s basketball in another article this week. So far, five teams (one included in the last four in) are from the ACC. There are no more No. 1 seeds.

Included in the First Four Out category – Virginia. Call it what it is….ugly.


Jim Quist is Managing Editor of ACC Nation and Co-Host of ACC Nation Podcast. He’s a member of NSMA (National Sports Media Association), FWAA (Football Writers Association of America) and USBWA (U.S. Basketball Writers Association). He is a Certified Beer Brewer Professional. Follow him on Twitter @ACCTheQ.


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Myth Of Amateurism: ACC Nation Podcast https://accnation.net/myth-of-amateurism-acc-nation-podcast/ Mon, 20 Jan 2020 23:13:41 +0000 https://accnation.net/?p=18951 [Read More]]]> Special guest Bob Lewis with The Virginia Mercury joins Jim and Will on this week’s ACC Nation Podcast. Bob talks about his recent article, ‘The Myth of Amateurism: Virginia Considers Letting College Athletes Earn Money From Name, Image and Likeness’. California led the way with ground-breaking legislation in 2019 and Virginia along with 7 other states are pushing for laws that is ruffling feathers at the NCAA. What else is cooking?

Well, it’s all about ACC sports, as always. Jim shares preseason polls from indoor track and field and baseball where conference teams are No. 1. You’ll find out how ACC wrestling teams are ranked and we’ll share the non-conference team sport rankings for gymnastics and ice hockey.

Ever wonder about ACC Nation Radio? Have you listened yet? Head over to our Links page where you can choose from your favorite platform. We’re new on the list at Streema, Streemitter and PodBox.me where we’re finding the world loves ACC basketball.

Myth Of Amateurism

Before we talk with Bob about the potential for a new Virginia law will impact college athletes Jim and Will take a look at ACC women’s basketball.

ACC Women’s Basketball

Three teams from the conference were in the AP Top 25 last week and ten teams (1-68) in the NCAA RPI. We’ll take a look at the latest Charlie Creme bracketology for women’s hoops later this week.

How are the top 3 teams performing? Will breaks it down and takes a look at a number of other conference teams as well.

When it comes to NCAA men’s basketball, Andy Katz couldn’t have put it more aptly. Find out how Katz summed up last week’s mayhem in six words.

Special Guest: Bob Lewis

Will Virginia move toward allowing college athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness?

Find out how Virginia, Virginia Tech, the ACC and the NCAA reacted to Bob’s article, ‘Myth Of Amateurism’ in the Virginia Mercury.

One lawmaker calls the NCAA, ‘Tone Deaf’ when it comes to this subject.

Who is Tim Nevius and what is he doing for college athletes and their families?

ACC Men’s Basketball

The number of ACC teams in the AP Top 25 last week was whittled down to three. The numbers in the NCAA NET aren’t encouraging.

What’s going on in the ACC? The once proclaimed conference of basketball is falling short this season.

Buddy ‘Natty Bo’ Boeheim lights it up against the Hokies.

Will breaks down Duke, Florida State and Louisville plus some additional thoughts on Virginia, Virginia Tech and NC State.

Jim questions Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s complaint over the physicality aspect of the game with Louisville.

Our Twitter (un-scientific) poll indicates close to 80% of respondents don’t think Josh Pastner is the man for the job at Georgia Tech.


Myth of Amateurism with Bob Lewis
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Special guest Bob Lewis with The Virginia Mercury joins Jim and Will on this week's ACC Nation Podcast. Bob talks about his recent article, 'The Myth of Amateurism: Virginia Considers Letting College Athletes Earn Money From Name, Image and Likeness'. Special guest Bob Lewis with The Virginia Mercury joins Jim and Will on this week's ACC Nation Podcast. Bob talks about his recent article, 'The Myth of Amateurism: Virginia Considers Letting College Athletes Earn Money From Name, Image and Likeness'. California led the way with ground-breaking legislation in 2019 and Virginia along with 7 other states are pushing for laws that is ruffling feathers at the NCAA. What else is cooking?



Well, it's all about ACC sports, as always. Jim shares preseason polls from indoor track and field and baseball where conference teams are No. 1. You'll find out how ACC wrestling teams are ranked and we'll share the non-conference team sport rankings for gymnastics and ice hockey.



Ever wonder about ACC Nation Radio? Have you listened yet? Head over to our Links page where you can choose from your favorite platform. We're new on the list at Streema, Streemitter and PodBox.me where we're finding the world loves ACC basketball.



Myth Of Amateurism



Before we talk with Bob about the potential for a new Virginia law will impact college athletes Jim and Will take a look at ACC women's basketball.



ACC Women's Basketball



Three teams from the conference were in the AP Top 25 last week and ten teams (1-68) in the NCAA RPI. We'll take a look at the latest Charlie Creme bracketology for women's hoops later this week.



How are the top 3 teams performing? Will breaks it down and takes a look at a number of other conference teams as well.



When it comes to NCAA men's basketball, Andy Katz couldn't have put it more aptly. Find out how Katz summed up last week's mayhem in six words.



Special Guest: Bob Lewis



Will Virginia move toward allowing college athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness?



Find out how Virginia, Virginia Tech, the ACC and the NCAA reacted to Bob's article, 'Myth Of Amateurism' in the Virginia Mercury.



One lawmaker calls the NCAA, 'Tone Deaf' when it comes to this subject.



Who is Tim Nevius and what is he doing for college athletes and their families?



ACC Men's Basketball



The number of ACC teams in the AP Top 25 last week was whittled down to three. The numbers in the NCAA NET aren't encouraging.



What's going on in the ACC? The once proclaimed conference of basketball is falling short this season.



Buddy 'Natty Bo' Boeheim lights it up against the Hokies.



Will breaks down Duke, Florida State and Louisville plus some additional thoughts on Virginia, Virginia Tech and NC State.



Jim questions Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski's complaint over the physicality aspect of the game with Louisville.



Our Twitter (un-scientific) poll indicates close to 80% of respondents don't think Josh Pastner is the man for the job at Georgia Tech.








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Basketball Countdown – Will’s Weekend Preview https://accnation.net/basketball-countdown-wills-weekend-preview/ Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:41:47 +0000 https://accnation.net/?p=18944 [Read More]]]>
Will Ojanen @WillsWorldMN –

Come join me for my weekend preview of ACC men’s basketball on ACC Nation Podcast. This basketball countdown takes a quick look at the performances of teams thus far and I’ll share my thoughts on who comes out on top. To say the conference has been topsy-turvy so far would be a huge understatement.

The ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament is coming at teams fast. The games over the next few weeks are becoming more critical by the day. This weekend there are seven match-ups. No one, no matter what they say, could have seen the jumbled mess the conference is in now.

What are some of the reasons for teams sputtering? I’ll share my thoughts on the players that are falling short and those that are stepping up. How have injuries played a role so far? Which of the teams in the following schedule have a serious shot (that you wouldn’t have thought would have) at the NCAA conference?

Basketball Countdown


Unpaid Stars Should Be Compensated


Schedule

  • Saturday, January 18
  • Syracuse @ Virginia Tech
  • North Carolina @ Pitt
  • Florida State @ Miami
  • Clemson @ NC State
  • Louisville @ Duke
  • Virginia @ Georgia Tech
  • Sunday, January 19
  • Boston College @ Wake Forest

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As mentioned above, the tournament is set for March 10-14 in Greensboro. This year it may be more about who survives the regular season than who makes it to the tournament.

There’s lots of room for improvement and certainly some teams should be concerned about even making it to post-season. We’ll keep a close eye on the NCAA NET rankings over the next few weeks to see who should be sweating it down the run.

It’s a new year and it looks like that it’s not only not your father’s ACC but maybe not even the one you knew in 2019.


Basketball Countdown
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Will Ojanen @WillsWorldMN Come join me for my weekend preview of ACC men's basketball on ACC Nation Podcast. This basketball countdown takes a quick look at the performances of teams thus far and I'll share my thoughts on who comes out on top. Will Ojanen @WillsWorldMN -



Come join me for my weekend preview of ACC men's basketball on ACC Nation Podcast. This basketball countdown takes a quick look at the performances of teams thus far and I'll share my thoughts on who comes out on top. To say the conference has been topsy-turvy so far would be a huge understatement.



The ACC Men's Basketball Tournament is coming at teams fast. The games over the next few weeks are becoming more critical by the day. This weekend there are seven match-ups. No one, no matter what they say, could have seen the jumbled mess the conference is in now.



What are some of the reasons for teams sputtering? I'll share my thoughts on the players that are falling short and those that are stepping up. How have injuries played a role so far? Which of the teams in the following schedule have a serious shot (that you wouldn't have thought would have) at the NCAA conference?



Basketball Countdown







Unpaid Stars Should Be Compensated







Schedule



* Saturday, January 18* Syracuse @ Virginia Tech* North Carolina @ Pitt* Florida State @ Miami* Clemson @ NC State* Louisville @ Duke* Virginia @ Georgia Tech* Sunday, January 19* Boston College @ Wake Forest







ACC Nation Radio 24/7 - Listen Now







As mentioned above, the tournament is set for March 10-14 in Greensboro. This year it may be more about who survives the regular season than who makes it to the tournament.



There's lots of room for improvement and certainly some teams should be concerned about even making it to post-season. We'll keep a close eye on the NCAA NET rankings over the next few weeks to see who should be sweating it down the run.



It's a new year and it looks like that it's not only not your father's ACC but maybe not even the one you knew in 2019.








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Unpaid Stars Should Be Compensated Say Va. Lawmakers https://accnation.net/unpaid-stars-should-be-compensated-say-va-lawmakers/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:33:16 +0000 https://accnation.net/?p=18939 [Read More]]]>
Special From Bob Lewis – The Virginia Mercury –

Athletes at Virginia colleges, unpaid stars in one of America’s richest sports entertainment enterprises, could be compensated for the first time for the commercial use of their names, images and likenesses under new state legislation.

Three bills, one by a Democrat and two by Republicans, await action in the just-opened 2020 General Assembly. All are similar to a 2019 California law that entitles college sports stars to a share of the billions of dollars in annual sales of video games, apparel, videos, memorabilia and other merchandise tied to their individual renown.

It’s part of the growing challenge facing the nation’s dominant intercollegiate sports sanctioning body, the National Collegiate Athletics Association, from legislation, litigation and scandals. Virginia joins a fast-growing roster of at least seven states now considering so-called “name-image-likeness” bills since California enacted the first NIL law last summer according to Tim Nevius, a New York lawyer who specializes in representing college athletes and their families.

Unpaid Stars

The bills, by Del. Jason Miyares, R-Virginia Beach, Del. Marcus Simon, D-Fairfax, and Sen. Bryce Reeves, R-Spotsylvania, achieve the same objective: prohibiting a school or any athletic conference or national body from interfering with a student-athlete’s ability to earn money from a person or business that wishes to profit off the athlete’s name, likeness or image. The NCAA and collegiate conferences currently forbid participants in all its sanctioned sports from receiving payments from companies that pocket billions of dollars off the on-field accomplishments and identities of the nominally amateur competitors.


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The bills also would allow college athletes the right to engage agents or attorneys to help them manage their marketing and licensing, while prohibiting various conferences and associations or their affiliated Virginia schools from declaring the student-athletes ineligible or revoking their scholarships.

“It’s outrageous that colleges can generate millions – actually, billions – from these athletes, and yet some of these kids can’t even afford to buy a plane ticket to go home and see their families,” said Miyares.

Get The Complete Story At The Virginia Mercury

Mo' Money
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