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Thiel: New NIL rules for student athletes signal end to amateurism in college sports

Michael Conroy
The Associated Press
Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) celebrates making the game winning basket against UCLA during overtime in a men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament semifinal game, Saturday, April 3, 2021, in Indianapolis. Gonzaga won 93-90.

It's a new day for college sports. This week, student athletes were granted the right to earn money from their names, images and likenesses. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel tells KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick this spells the end of amateurism in college sports. 

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Kirsten Kendrick hosts Morning Edition on KNKX and the sports interview series "Going Deep," talking with folks tied to sports in our region about what drives them — as professionals and people.