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The Wild West of name, image, and likeness: Be prepared when the dust settles – A series

Amateur (noun): a person who pursues a particular activity or field of study independently from their source of income.

Although fiercely competitive and incredibly popular (and lucrative) today, collegiate athletics comes from humble beginnings. Formalized participation in the first college athletic teams began with crew in the 1840s, baseball in the 1850s, football in the 1860s and track and field in the 1870s. For nearly two-centuries, athletes who competed in collegiate sport were amateurs. On July 1, 2021, that all changed. Read more…