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The Morning Stake | 2022.10.06

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NIL stuff.


This isn’t a surprise given that Steve Green is in charge of the offense, this doesn’t surprise me in the least and it should not surprise you either. Green loves shooters and this is the time of year that you want to see Mark Adams play with the lineup and see what works.


Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Don Williams writes about how Texas Tech is utilizing the NIL space as good as anyone in the country:

Those analyzing and reporting on NIL developments in college sports seem to agree. In August, On3NIL ranked the Matador Club at No. 8 in its list of “the top 20 most ambitious NIL collectives.” That was before the teamwide announcement for Tech softball.

The On3 report said, “A collective’s ambition — measured in its vision, scale and financial resources — will determine how impactful it is, how well and efficiently student-athletes are compensated through NIL activities and how much of a recruiting advantage it creates.”

The collectives On3 ranked ahead of the Matador Club were ones supporting athletes from Tennessee, Miami, Texas A&M, Oregon, Florida, Southern California and Ohio State. Behind the Matador Club in the top 15 were collectives that backed Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana and Kentucky. Rounding out the top 20 were donor groups from South Carolina, West Virginia, SMU, Virginia Tech and Arizona.

“The one good thing with NIL as it relates to Tech is that we do have an advantage in it relative to even a program like Alabama,” Campbell said. “We have a lot of people that really care, and we have a large, relatively affluent alumni base and so we can get money together. Now that NIL exists, it gives us a chance to sort of reshuffle the deck with some of those programs that are seen as being the perennial powerhouses. And so it’s an opportunity for us, but again, it takes everybody doing their part.

Dallas Morning News’ Ryan Mainville has 5 things to know about Oklahoma State:

Offseason reversal
Last season, Oklahoma State had one of the best defenses in the country. That group allowed them to make it to the Big 12 Championship game and even knock on the door of the College Football Playoff. But after defensive coordinator Jim Knowles left to take the same job at Ohio State, this has been a very different team. Oklahoma State is currently allowing 396.8 opponent yards of offense per game, the second-most in the Big 12. However, the offense has found its rhythm. The Cowboys are current averaging the third-most yards per game in the Big 12 and the fifth-most points per game in FBS.


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