- The biggest news of the day comes from the NCAA Board of Governors, who gave their support to a proposal to allow third-party compensation to players for their names and likenesses. The change would allow payments for things like endorsements, social media influence, and appearances (and hopefully the EA Sports video game). The NCAA still would not share its revenue with its players, but it’s probably not a coincidence that this decision follows quickly on the heels of several top basketball prospects skipping college for the G League.
- More name and likeness details:
A working group is expected to present possible changes to NCAA name, image and likeness rules to the organization's board of governors this afternoon. According to a source, those recommended possible changes will include the following:— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) April 28, 2020
Details here: https://t.co/tDmMIKSKsW pic.twitter.com/PNGAgWk0GE
- In more local news, the first UW women’s golf coach, Edean Ihlanfeldt, passed away at 90. Before coming to UW, she was an amateur golf star.
- Go Huskies put together a history of the Windermere Cup on what was supposed to be opening day.
- Scott Eklund at Dawgman looked into Terrell Bynum’s development to discern whether he’s due for a breakout in the fall. I would argue that the breakout already happened at the end of 2019.
- At Husky Maven, Tania Cole wrote about the friendship between high school teammates Ethan Garbers and Mark Redman as they join UW as freshmen.