State lawmakers demand NIL equity for female Michigan State University athletes

Sep 9, 2021

Two Michigan lawmakers are taking issue with female college athletes being excluded from a $500 per month athletics scholarship available for all members of Michigan State University’s Spartans football and men’s basketball teams.

United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) announced Wednesday the sponsorship deal with the university that will give 133 student athletes $500 monthly stipends. All of them are male student athletes.

State Reps. Lauren Pohutsky (D-Livonia) Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham) criticized the deal for including 133 male athletes on the Spartan’s football and men’s basketball teams, but no female athletes.

Source: Click on Detroit