Bret Oliverio poses at his Sup Dogs restaurant in Chapel Hill, N.C., Thursday, July 15, 2021. Oliverio wants to pursue deals with college athletes to endorse his restaurant specializing in hot dogs and burgers along the main Franklin Street drag steps from the University of North Carolina. Like other small-business owners in college towns, he has to sort out what that entails with athletes free to profit from use of their name, image and likeness (NIL) for the first time. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Iowa wide receiver Tyrone Tracy Jr. runs on the field during an NCAA college football game against Michigan State in Iowa City, Iowa. It was back in the 2019 season when Tyrone Tracy Jr., gave himself the nickname “Sweet Feet.” Never mind that Tracy was just a redshirt freshman in Iowa’s experienced wide receiver group. He came up with it, he said that season, so it was his. Two years later, he said he’s keeping it.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

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Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby is shown on the giant screen as he speaks during NCAA college football Big 12 media days Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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FILE - Fans cheer before an NCAA college football game between Iowa and North Texas at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa, in this Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, file photo. The field at Iowa's Kinnick Stadium will be named for Duke Slater, the trailblazing Black player who was an All-American tackle a century ago, played in the NFL and became a pioneering Chicago judge.
The university's Board of Regents approved the naming of the field during its meeting in Cedar Falls on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

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Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards answers questions during the Pac-12 Conference NCAA college football Media Day Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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