Kam Buckner, a former Illini football player, is a member of the Illinois House of Representatives and sponsored a bill that will allow college athletes in the state to profit off of their name, image and likeness.
Dosunmu averaged 20.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game en route to USA National Player of the Year, Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year and consensus First Team All-American honors for the 2020-21 season.
Illinois AD Josh Whitman labeled 2021 as "the most consequential year in the modern history of college sports." The first domino fell Monday with a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court against the NCAA.
Illinois men's gymnast Dylan Kolak has nearly 500,000 followers on TikTok, which he hopes to profit off of soon, while women's basketball player Eva Rubin plans to advocate even more for diabetic athletes.