I'm not breaking much news here, but thanks for the pageviews. First off, we had Livvy Dunne's SI Swimsuit issue pictures hit the Internet. You can see the 4 of them in the link above. Here's a little preview:
But it became more than that. It's not just the SI Swimsuit Issue, which is talked about here:
Livvy Dunne might be the biggest name in college sports. We talk about NIL and how it plays into recruiting or just football and basketball. Well, guess what? How's this sound?
[Source] - Livvy Dunne has a $3.5 million On3 NIL Valuation, which ranks No. 1 in college women’s gymnastics. The valuation also ranks No. 2 in the On3 NIL 100, which is the first of its kind and defacto NIL ranking of the top 100 high school and college athletes ranked by their On3 NIL Valuation.
While the algorithm includes deal data, it does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals athletes have completed to date, nor does it set an athlete’s NIL valuation for their entire career. The On3 NIL Valuation calculates the optimized NIL opportunity for athletes relative to the overall NIL market and projects out to as long as 12 months into the future.
Not bad! Not bad at all! I mean, it was a no-brainer to add her to the Swimsuit Issue. It's the only thing that SI has that's relevant anymore. It makes me miss the old days - I know we talk about it a lot, but SI cover meant a lot. I thought about that the other day walking around my neighborhood (suburbs life) and saw a garage that had SI covers all over the place. I was in awe. When's the last time someone cared about a magazine cover? I'm talking actually cared - not faux outrage cared. You throw Livvy Dunne on the cover and people are talking.
Decent week for sure.