The NIL Spot Podcast

The NIL Spot Podcast

Welcome to the NIL Spot Podcast. A place for parents, student-athletes, and coaches to understand the concept of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) in the high school and college sports worlds. Your host, Dr. JAM, launched this show to highlight the need for athletes - both professionals and amateurs to build their brands based on their talent and personality. Every month, she will discuss a new topic/aspect of NIL that caters to the lives and sacrifices student-athletes across all sports go through. Tune in to become educated on NIL updates.


November 2, 2023 29 mins

In the world of college sports and beyond, a revolutionary shift is happening, and it's known as the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) era. Join us on "The NIL Gold Rush" as we embark on a journey to explore the exciting landscape of NIL opportunities. Hear how Jayden Smith was able to receive a five-figure deal with Mathnasium.

In this podcast, we:

⛏️Dive deep into the groundbreaking deal

🗣️Explain how lucrative NIL d...

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In this dynamic episode of The NIL Spot, we shine a spotlight on the remarkable journeys of Black women athletes who are rewriting the playbook. With NIL opening doors to unprecedented opportunities, these athletes are seizing the moment, building their brands, and carving out their own paths to success.

We explore the broader implications of NIL for Black women athletes, shedding light on how this groundbreaking development is res...

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In this thrilling episode of The NIL Spot Podcast, we're diving deep into the dynamic world of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Our guest today is none other than the esteemed Athletic Director of Langston University, Donnita Drain-Rodgers.

Langston University, a distinguished HBCU, has a rich history of nurturing exceptional athletes and providing top-tier educatio...

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In this episode, Professor DuBose and I are delving into the complex world of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) and Affirmative Action in the realm of sports. In this podcast, we explore the critical issues, controversies, and potential solutions surrounding these two significant aspects of the sports industry.

In recent years, the landscape of college athletics and professional sports has seen a seismic shift with the introduct...

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As with anything that has to do with NIL and the NCAA, the last two years have been a ride thus far, and it's not slowing down anytime soon.

According to The Athletic, major changes are coming to the National Letter of Intent (NIL) program in college athletics, and those changes are not far behind, they are starting in 2024.  With these changes to the transfer portal and the intent letter coming up.

In this episode Dr. J...

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In today's digital age, social media has revolutionized the way we communicate and conduct business. For student-athletes, social media branding is a powerful tool that can make a significant impact on their career and earning potential. By leveraging social media platforms, student-athletes can create a strong personal brand that resonates with their audience, leading to lucrative sponsorships and endorsement deals. In this ra...

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This podcast episode will revolve around how having your mental health awareness in check is just as good and just as needed as having your physical health in check. In this episode, Dr. JAM will speak to mental health advocate, Brian Dinapoli about:

  • The role of societal pressures, such as social media, in affecting mental well-being.
  • His personal story about overcoming substance abuse
  • How sports bullying can affect athle...
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May 8, 2023 35 mins

In this episode, we'll be discussing the impact of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) on the world of high school and college sports and media. With student athletes now able to profit from their name, image, and likeness, we're entering a new era of college sports where the power dynamic is shifting. How will this impact the media landscape, and what does it mean for student athletes? Join Dr. JAM as she speaks with indie fil...

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April 3, 2023 49 mins

Empowering Women in Sports Historically, women have faced significant obstacles when it comes to competing in sports. They were often excluded from participating in many sports, and even when they were allowed to participate, they faced discrimination and bias from coaches, officials, and even other athletes. Despite the challenges, women athletes have persevered and made significant strides in the world of sports.  In this episo...

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Jimmy Bisharat is a dedicated financial planner at Gerber Kawasaki Wealth Management, known for being one of the most dynamic and innovative firms in the industry. With a passion for helping young professionals and families achieve their financial dreams, Jimmy utilizes his extensive knowledge of the stock market and cutting-edge financial planning strategies to create personalized plans for his clients.

Jimmy's goal is to empo...

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February 28, 2023 13 mins

Sports have always played a significant role in American society. From basketball to football, baseball to soccer, sports have brought people together, created communities, and inspired countless athletes to pursue their dreams. However, the history of sports is also intertwined with the history of racism and discrimination, particularly for Black athletes who have had to overcome significant obstacles to succeed.

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January 26, 2023 32 mins

Personal branding for college athletes is becoming increasingly important as the NCAA allows them to monetize their name, image, and likeness (NIL).

In this episode, we explore the subject of personal branding and how it can impact NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) deals. Our guest, Carrie Klewin Lawrence, a stage director, author, and personal branding coach based in the United States, shares her insights on the following:

  • Sim...
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January 12, 2023 22 mins

College sports as we know it is amid changes not seen in a generation. With the laws that differ in each state and the NCAA interim rules, varying degrees of protection and ways to make money from the name, image, and likeness of players are different. Although it's been over a year since the laws were passed, the NCAA had tried to hinder these laws simply because of their benefits.

The podcast today, breaks down the myths surround...

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October 27, 2022 22 mins

In this episode of The NIL Spot Podcast, Dr. JAM will be breaking down and exploring the concept of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL), its meaning, positives, negatives, and some catches to this new rule.

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October 15, 2022 1 min

Learn from Dr. Jamira Mitchell what Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) is and the opportunities NIL can bring to student-athletes.

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