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Some college athletes could make more than $100G as social media influencers, studies show

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The NCAA agreed final month to maneuver ahead with a plan for student-athletes to earn cash for endorsements and a number of different actions.

In keeping with two studies, a handful of college athletes could make more than $100,000 from social media based mostly on the variety of followers they’ve and the worth of their posts.

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College soccer and males’s college basketball gamers could make a number of additional money, based on OpenDorse studies revealed by FiveThirtyEight and Axios.

These gamers embody Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State’s Justin Fields, Texas’ Sam Ehlinger, LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase, Duke’s Tre Jones and Michigan State’s Cassius Winston.

Rivals in different sports activities additionally could make a good wage.

Incoming UConn ladies’s basketball freshman Paige Bueckers is taken into account among the best highschool basketball gamers within the nation. She could doubtlessly earn more than $670,000 along with her social media engagement provided that she has more than 502,000 followers on Twitter and Instagram.

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Haley Cruse, a star Oregon softball participant, has more than 290,000 followers on Instagram and Twitter. She could doubtlessly earn more than $117,000 in social media engagement.

Florida gymnasts Morgan Hurd and Riley McCusker could earn more than $40,000 every, provided that they’ve more than 125,000 followers respectively on social media.

In keeping with the NCAA proposal, college athletes wouldn’t be allowed to make use of their faculty’s logos or markings in any potential sponsorship offers. They will use an agent to barter offers.

Funds additionally can’t be used as recruiting inducements to highschool athletes.

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Authorized laws would go into impact no later than the 2021-22 season.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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