The Flagship: How new NIL law in Texas will impact Longhorn athletes
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On this week's episode of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes deliver a loaded show coming on the heels of Texas governor Greg Abbott signing the new NIL bill which will go into effect July 1 and allows for student-athletes in the state to profit on their name, image and likeness. Chip and Taylor discuss how the NCAA's lack of handling of the NIL situation could lead to the ultimate demise of the organization's control over Power Five football conferences, while also weighing in on ways Texas student-athletes could benefit from this bill immediately if the NCAA doesn't deliver guidelines prior to July 1. The Flagship then shifts focus to the Texas basketball team after Chris Beard has continued to see success in the transfer portal. The Longhorns recently added the commitment of UMass transfer Tre Mitchell, which gives Beard four of the nation's top transfer portal prospects after just two months on the job. Chip and Taylor then preview Texas baseball's Game 1 matchup in the College World Series against a Mississippi State team that the Longhorns faced in their first game of the 2021 season and discuss how the Texas team the Bulldogs will face Sunday is entirely different than the squad faced in February. After a short break, The Flagship Podcast returns with our Love it or Leave it segment, with this week's topics focused on the impact Alabama RB transfer Keilan Robinson could make for the Texas offense this season, what to make of Vegas' 7.5 win total for the Longhorns in 2021 and predict the outcome of Sunday's College World Series matchup between Texas and Mississippi State. Texas fans won't want to miss this loaded episode of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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