Episode Three: NIL and You, Featuring Alex Kirshner
Split Zone Duo's Alex Kirshner joins the show to discuss the new Name, Image and Likeness measures, what they mean, who could benefit, and how they impact Michigan. Also: your mailbag questions!
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The Bucket Problem welcomes its very first guest this week. The first half of this week’s episode is an interview with Alex Kirshner (of Split Zone Duo, Moon Crew, The Sinful Seven, and more) about the recent developments in Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) rights. Alex covers what the new rules entail, which schools and athletes could benefit the most, what enforcement now looks like, where the NCAA goes from here, how these changes impact Michigan’s outlook, and much more. This is uncharted territory and it’s fascinating to speculate where it will go.
Co-hosts Alex Cook and Connor Southard then join the show to help answer listener mailbag questions on the keys to the football team starting the season well, the importance of recruiting the state of Ohio, and whether back-to-back grad transfers are reason for concern about Juwan Howard’s point guard development. We also discuss whether we believe U-M will take good advantage of the new NIL rules.
In our vibes of the week, hear what prompted this: “Donate $50 by the end of the day or else Jim will lose to Ohio State again!”
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