How college gymnasts can finally cash in
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For over 100 years, college athletes couldn’t make money competing in their sports. A new NCAA rule around name, image and likeness, or NIL, has changed that. The biggest winners? Gymnasts.
Today, we talk to a few current and former gymnasts at UCLA, including Olympians Jordyn Wieber and Jordan Chiles, about how this rule change has affected their lives. Read the full transcript here.
Host: Gustavo Arellano
Guests: L.A. Times college sports and NBA reporter Thuc Nhi Nguyen
Once empowered by Title IX, female athletes are now among big winners in new NIL era
‘My medals are my armor.’ Jordan Chiles’ persistence guides her pursuit of greatness
How California paved the way for college athletes to cash in big