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Incoming Nebraska athletic director Alberts confident in Huskers' approach to new NIL rules

Posted at 10:03 PM, Jul 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-16 23:05:27-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Incoming Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts is confident in how the Huskers will handle the new rules surrounding student-athletes' ability to make money off their name, image & likeness.

"Let's be honest: this is a very uncomfortable time for administrators in college athletics," said Alberts in his introductory press conference on Wednesday. "The key is: we're going to be comfortable being uncomfortable. Because at the end of the day this is about the student-athletes. We're going to support their opportunity to monetize their name, image & likeness. We will be prepared as a University and as an athletic department to have a strategy that best helps our student-athletes be successful. That's everything what Nebraska's always been about. It's not just in the area of competition. We're going to win at everything. That's what Nebraska does."

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Alberts officially starts his new job at NU on Monday & is expected to attend Big Ten Media Days next Thursday in Indianapolis.