Florida is discussing how high school athletes could make name, image and likeness (NIL) deals.
A draft up for discussion by the FHSAA includes some protection against transfers.
From referee shortages and hostile parents to club politics and fees, young athletes and officials are navigating a different ballgame these days.
Owner/president Darcie Glazer Kassewitz has been at the forefront, with the team hosting its sixth annual preseason tournament and now Florida’s state championships as well.
A number of NFL prospects at the all-star showcase transferred at least once in college to enhance their situation and/or draft stock.


  1. Florida is discussing how high school athletes could make name, image and likeness (NIL) deals.
  2. Family and friends of players watch a soccer match from the sidelines at the Tournament Sportsplex Of Tampa Bay on Feb. 16.
  3. Bucs owner/president Darcie Glazer Kassewitz speaks with players during the 2020 Girls Flag Football Preseason Classic at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa.
  4. USF football and coach Alex Golesh signed the Bulls' best recruiting class in at least a decade.
  5. Raven Parker, 15, left, and Kaiahna Russell, 12, right, react upon hearing their team scored the most points during a youth home run derby, part of Pete Alonso’s Battle for the Bay at Plant High on Sunday.
  6. Will Florida high school athletes soon be able to make money off their name, image and likeness (NIL)? It's being discussed.
  7. State Rep. Berny Jacques, R-Seminole, asks the House Education Quality Subcommittee on Friday to support his bill seeking to ban teens convicted and sentenced as adults for the "worst of the worst" crimes from playing high school sports.
  8. Mets all-star first baseman Pete Alonso, holding a phone for a selfie, at last year's Battle for the Bay charity event.
  9. Will Florida high school athletes soon be able to sign deals for their name, image and likeness? The Legislature is discussing it.
  10. Florida Gators receiver Eugene Wilson III was a freshman All-American in 2023 under Billy Napier.
  11. Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. served as grand marshal of Saturday morning's Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Dade City, his hometown.
  12. Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr., who was raised in Dade City, will serve as grand marshal of the city's parade Saturday morning honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  13. Michigan defensive end Jaylen Harrell made his 30th career start during the College Football Playoff final on Monday.
  14. Michigan running back Blake Corum celebrates after scoring against Washington during the second half of the national championship game Monday in Houston.
  15. Former longtime Pasco High soccer coach Barry Grayling (left) died Dec. 10 after battling a brain tumor for several months. A discipline assistant at the school, Grayling also coached Pirates track, cross country and girls tennis.
  16. Michael Penix Jr. signed with Indiana after recruiting pushes by Florida State and USF when he was at Tampa Bay Tech. Penix has led Washington to the national championship game.
  17. Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. threw for 430 yards and two touchdowns in the Huskies’ 37-31 win over Texas in the Sugar Bowl.
  18. Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) runs against Texas defensive back Kitan Crawford (21) during the second half of the Sugar Bowl on Monday night in New Orleans.
  19. Berkeley Prep coach Dominick Ciao, baby-blue shirt in the middle, celebrates with his team after a 28-20 victory over Miami Norland in the Class 2M state final. It was the first state title for Ciao, who has coached 34 years, 17 at Berkeley and 17 at Jesuit.
  20. Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas football players, from left, Ryan Mack, Chance Robinson, Romanas Frederique and Jordan Lyle announce they are signing with Miami during a signing ceremony Wednesday at the high school.
  21. Florida State football coach Mike Norvell had a top-10 recruiting class as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.
  22. Jeremiah Smith is the nation's No. 1 recruit and has been pursued by the Florida Gators, Florida State and Miami. He's an Ohio State commit.
  23. Florida Gators coach Billy Napier will try to keep UF's top-five recruiting class.
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