NIL and Collectives: The Title IX Question
Many LEAD1 athletics departments have embraced a collective approach to college athlete NIL opportunities whereby groups of alumni from institutions pool resources together to create NIL opportunities for college athletes from their specific institutions. In fact, recently it was reported that 54 of these collectives have been created among 42 different FBS institutions. While these collectives seem to be all the rage, questions remain as to whether they potentially trigger Title IX scrutiny. On that front, on Monday, LEAD1 hosted its latest webinar on the intersection between Title IX and NIL.