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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Miss Huddys is a local barbecue business and serves food every other weekend. Their NIL deal with WSU quarterback John Mateer helps community members know when they are cooking and serving.

NIL partnership with WSU quarterback, local barbecue business is mutually beneficial

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief May 2, 2024

Name, image and likeness deals, around since July 2021, impact not only the athletes but the businesses involved as well.  For a little over a year, WSU quarterback John Mateer has had an NIL deal...

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THUMMEL: The current NIL framework nationwide is unsustainable

ZACH THUMMEL February 28, 2024

In 2021, the NCAA approved compensation for college student-athletes based on their name, image and likeness (NIL).  As of Friday, U.S. District Judge Clifton Corker of Tennessee ruled that the NCAA...

WSU defensive backs helmets waiting to be picked up prior to football scrimmage, Aug. 19, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

NIL: good, bad and the ugly

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor January 31, 2024

Name, Image and Likeness became important terms and an important acronym for everyone in the landscape of college athletics in 2021. The breakthrough decision meant that college athletes could create a...

WSU running backs coach Mark Atuaia yells during WSU match with Stanford, Nov. 4, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU loses top football recruit in 2024 class

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen sports co-editor November 13, 2023

The Cougs lost their top-ranked recruit in the 2024 recruiting class Monday morning, as four-star athlete Trae Davis announced his de-commitment. The 6 foot, 170-pound recruit from Troup High School...

After six year at WSU, Pat Chun leaves Pullman for Seattle, AD job at Washington.

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun testifies before Congress

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor April 6, 2023

Pat Chun, WSU director of athletics, spoke before a House subcommittee in Washington D.C. to ask them to partner with the NCAA to develop federal standards for monetizing their name, image and likeness.  With...

WSU wide receiver DeZhaun Stribling celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the 2022 Spring Game, April 23, at Martin Stadium.

The good, the bad, the ugly of transfer portal 

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor December 9, 2022

With college athletes now earning money from their name, image and likeness, there is even more incentive to move to the bigger market schools for high-level athletes. While name, image and likeness is...

WSU wide receiver DeZhaun Stribling celebrates with teammates after defeating Colorado State 38-7, Sep. 17.

Transfer portal, coaching changes rock Wazzu, Pac-12

TREVOR JUNT, Evergreen deputy sports editor December 8, 2022

There has been a plethora of football news over the past week, defensive coordinator Brian Ward is leaving WSU and the transfer portal and Name Image and Likeness have hit college football hard. The biggest...

WSU defenders Armani Marsh (8) and RJ Stone (10) pursue California quarterback Jack Plummer during an NCAA football match, Oct. 1.

WSU athletics concludes first NIL Town Hall

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor October 19, 2022

The NCAA now allows student-athletes to make money off their brand. WSU held a town hall on Monday with athletes and coaches as guest speakers to discuss the development of NIL and why anyone should care...

Archie Manning received $280,000 from University of Texas for one weekend visit. A practice that is common in college football.

NCAA hopes NIL will cover up dark past

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor October 13, 2022

On June 17, 2022, Arch Manning, a five-star quarterback recruit, landed in Austin, Texas for his official Texas Longhorn visit.  With his last name and talent, he is one of the most highly...

WSU quarterback Cameron Ward looks for a pass during an NCAA college football game against Oregon, Sep. 24.

WSU student-athletes set for autograph signing 

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor September 29, 2022

Several WSU student-athletes are capitalizing on new NCAA rules allowing them to make money on their name, image or likeness. In one of the first notable instances of a Coug athlete utilizing the new...

WSUs rowing team will now head to Ohio for the Big-10 Invitational from April 17-18.

WSU to hire a Director of Student Athlete Innovation

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter July 21, 2022

WSU Athletics is furthering its involvement with name, image and likeness by hiring a director of student-athlete innovation, a role they hope will provide new opportunities for student-athletes. This...

Butch T. Cougar dunks the ball during halftime of an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon in Beasley Coliseum, March 5.

WSU partners with Icon Source for NIL

TOM ABBOTT, Evergreen sports editor March 28, 2022

WSU announced the implementation of Icon Suite resources for all WSU student-athletes this morning. The Icon Suite, created by Icon Source, offers a marketplace for name, image and likeness deals between...

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