USC Fans And Donors To Start NIL Collective Against School’s Wishes
An NIL collective known as the “Student Body Right” is reportedly being started by a group of USC fans and donors in order to help the program compete with other rival schools that have collectives in place. The SBR is reportedly being created against the school’s “wishes” of keeping athletes away from donor-related collectives. USC reportedly wanted to prevent future NIL issues between the school and the NCAA.
The group has filed for 501c3 status as a charitable organization, which would allow for some of the group’s donations to be tax-deductible. USC Athletic Director Mike Bohn issued a statement denying the existence of SBR.
“USC is not aware of a formal donor-created NIL collective. We ask any donors who would like to support USC’s athletes through NIL to please work with BLVD so that all activities are conducted in compliance with state laws and NCAA rules.”
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