Senator Derek Slap: Paying College Athletes

Just last week California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation that allows for college athletes to make money off endorsements and to hire agents while in school. On today’s episode I talk with Connecticut State Senator Derek Slap about legislation he is spearheading to allow for college athletes to be able to make money off their likeness through endorsements. He talks about how he got interested in this topic, how the process will work, and rebut some of the most common criticisms of this type of legislation.

Beat Writer Bite: Matt Murschel, Orlando Sentinel

This Beat Writer Bite features an interview with Matt Murschel who covers the Central Florida Knights for the Orlando Sentinel. We talk about UCF’s surprising loss at Pittsburgh, the development of true freshman QB Dillon Gabriel, and some other players to be on the lookout for in the last (for now) installment of the Civil ConFLiCT.