Geno Auriemma Weighs In on New NCAA Rule

With the NCAA adopting new interim policies regarding student-athletes to profit off their name, image, and likeness, industry leaders are weighing in on what it could mean for the future of their respective sports.

Take UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma, for example. He recently appeared on Crooked Media’s ‘Takeline’ podcast with co-hosts Jason Concepcion and Renee Montgomery, a former WNBA star and Husky alum.

auriemmaWhen the conversation broke towards the NCAA’s new stance on NIL rules, the longtime Huskies head coach had this to say:

Geno Auriemma: Like everybody is getting paid. And the truth of the matter is going to be very few of them are going to get paid. And they’re going to have to actually do something to get paid, whatever that is. Yeah, so it’s not gonna be just because you’re a nice kid and, you know, UConn’s Number one in the country.

Renee Montgomery Yes. So it’s interesting because like, you know, at UConn, we fly charter. You know, we you know, my first time in eatin’ at Del Frisco’s was with you guys and CD’s teaching us which forks and everything to use. And so I think that there’s this interesting dynamic coming, maybe not with men’s basketball or football, but in a lot of the women’s sports. Do you think that they will get to a point where college athletes could possibly make more than the pros?

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Geno Auriemma: In women’s basketball, I can see that happening. I can see that happening.

Among the other topics discussed were his experience with Team USA basketball, the maturity level of his players, and UConn basketball.

To view the full conversation between Auriemma, Montgomery, and Concepcion on Crooked Media’s ‘Takeline’ podcast, click here, or listen anywhere podcasts are available.