Understanding NIL and Well-Being

As a student-athlete at the University of Michigan I quickly learned that name, image, and likeness (NIL) is shaping the world of college athletics today. Several businesses are beginning to see the value in creating NIL sponsorship opportunities with student-athletes due to an NCAA rule change in June 2021.

Mental health in the spotlight at NCAA Convention

Student-athletes’ mental health took center stage at the NCAA Convention in Phoenix.

Student-athletes report drop in binge drinking

In 1985, the NCAA began conducting studies to examine student-athletes’ use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. The study’s 10th and current iteration shows declines in the use of narcotic pain medication and spit tobacco, as well as binge drinking, among student-athletes.

Sports Betting, Its Risks and Practical Safeguards in College Sports

One concern shared by many across college athletics is the growing prevalence of sports betting. At the NCAA Convention on Wednesday, hundreds of leaders from all three divisions gathered for a panel discussion on the topic. The featured education session focused on the landscape of sports betting in college sports, its risks and practical safeguards for campus leaders to consider.

Michael Goudeau Earns AthleteTalk NIL Deal

AthleteTalk is excited to announce that Michael Goudeau, a junior catcher on the Texas Southern University (TSU) baseball team, is the latest college student-athlete to EARN and AthleteTalk NIL deal.

New Paltz Student-Athletes to Benefit from Renewal of Partnership with AthleteTalk

The State University of New York at New Paltz, Department of Athletics has renewed its partnership with AthleteTalk to provide AthleteTalk 2.0 mental health to all Hawks student-athletes and coaches.

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Cross Country Championships

Between October 26th and 28th, MEAC student-athletes will “compete” against each other, by completing mental health plans, sharing quotes, facts, and strategies to their social media, and completing wellness workouts.