News and Observer reporters Steve Wiseman and Andrew Carter discuss the name, image and likeness (NIL) era of college sports, which began nearly a year ago. How could the lack of regulations and absence of a true market value for a legitimate NIL deal impact the future of college athletics? If schools were to move to a model where athletes are recognized as employees, how would that impact some schools? They discusses these questions and more.
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Natalie Pierre leads sports coverage at The News & Observer as a deputy regional sports editor who also works with reporters at The Charlotte Observer, The State in Columbia, S.C. and McClatchy’s other properties across the Southeast. Over the last 15 years, she has covered some of college football’s most successful programs extensively, served in top leadership roles for basketball coverage across the Southeast and reported on NCAA business, policies and legislation. A native of Lake Mary, Fla., her career includes stops at AL.com/The Birmingham News and the Tallahassee Democrat. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and Delta State University.