Not sure if anyone follows college football, but the NCAA has proposed creating a new subdivision specifically targeted towards the large Power 5 programs (Michigan, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, etc). This will create a division that allows the universities to directly pay student-athletes, NIL money versus the various NFP collectives that do that now.
You might be asking what does this have to do with gymnastics? The proposal outlines that to participate in this subdivision, schools must be willing to pay AT LEAST $30,000 per year per athlete for AT LEAST half of the school's eligible athletes following Title IX rules. This would mean female athletes should have equal access to these funds as the male. One would imagine the majority of the male athletes would be the 85 roster football team, meaning an equal number of female athletes would have to be paid similarly.
Not sure how to feel about this. Of course, it would only affect the large athletic programs but it certainly would benefit gymnasts at those schools. But what about schools that don't participate? Again, its a proposal and not sure if it would even pass, but something to think about.
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