Southern Vice President of External Affairs Robyn Merrick and other officials had the chance to tour the renovations for the newly named Superdome on Thursday, July 22. They look forward to return to New Orleans for the Bayou Classic.
“All along in the back of mind, I’ve been thinking about how much I miss coaching, So when I got the call, I didn’t even have to think about it. I knew this was something I wanted to do. I couldn’t be more excited.”
The NCAA approved a temporary policy Wednesday, June 30, to allow college athletes in all three divisions to get paid for the use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL) and Gov. Edwards signed Louisiana's bill on the issue into law Thursday, July 1.
“This building is incredibly important to New Orleans economy to the hospitality industry and to our residents itself so we want every world-class event that’s looking for a home to consider the superdome in its selection process its good for the city its good for the building it’s good for the team,” said Martindale.
Months after most Louisiana voters agreed to legalize sports betting, lawmakers Thursday gave final passage to rules that will allow the wagering through sports book sites, mobile apps and kiosk locations in parishes where voters supported the activity.
Louisiana is poised to join more than a dozen other states allowing college athletes to earn cash from endorsements and sponsorship deals under an effort gaining steam across the country because of the NCAA’s inaction on a national policy.