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EA Sports NCAA 25 features + trailer reveal! How NIL and the portal REALLY work: Players, coaches & agents weigh in

EA Sports NCAA 25 features + trailer reveal! How NIL and the portal REALLY work: Players, coaches & agents weigh in

Update: 2024-05-17
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Ari, Chris and Max share their instant reactions to the first EA Sports NCAA 25 trailer! Chris also shares what features fans can expect in the game. You may think you know how the transfer portal and NIL works, but Manny Navarro, Chris Vannini, and Ari Wasserman tells you how it REALLY works. Manny, Chris, and several other The Athletic reporters interviewed players, coaches, and agents about how two of the most prevelant yet perplexing topics in college sports. How do programs recruit players? Where do agents fit into all of this,are players only after a bag, and which programs spend the most? WE HAVE A RELEASE DATE FOR NCAA 25. An array of news came out of Florida at the ACC Spring Meetings. Dabo dropped another transfer portal comment, Florida St. vs ACC still rages on, even with both parties at the same hotel, and does the conference have a perception problem?


Read about how the transfer portal works:

https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5484900/2024/05/13/college-football-transfer-portal-nil-deals/


Read about how NIL agents fit into the picture:

https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5490748/2024/05/15/college-football-nil-agents-transfer-portal/


Read Nicole Auerbach's stories from ACC Spring Meetings:

https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5494186/2024/05/14/acc-college-football-playoff-perception/


Who's the Big 12 dark horse? Sign up and answer future Until Saturday newsletter's Question of the Day here: https://theathletic.com/newsletters/until-saturday


Rundown:

- EA Sports NCAA 25 trailer + features (:30)

- How does NIL/portal work? What we learned (15:00 )

- So...tampering (24:00 )

- Are players only after a paycheck? (28:30 )

- Transactional programs (29:45 )

- How do deals get done? (41:00 )

- Biggest spenders (48:30 )

- NCAA 25 release date (1:00:30 )

- ACC Spring Meetings: Dabo, league perception, FSU + House vs NCAA deadline (1:08:00 )


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EA Sports NCAA 25 features + trailer reveal! How NIL and the portal REALLY work: Players, coaches & agents weigh in

EA Sports NCAA 25 features + trailer reveal! How NIL and the portal REALLY work: Players, coaches & agents weigh in

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