Bayern Munich Are The New Champions Of Europe

Bayern Munich were officially crowned the kings of European soccer at the end of August. The German champions looked like the favorites to win the Champions League once soccer was allowed to resume following lockdown, and that’s what happened. Here is how they did it.

Finishing The Job

The first thing Bayern Munich had to do following the lockdown was to retain their Bundesliga title. In the end, Bayern made that look easy, and they were more than warmed up for another crack at the Champions League title.

After seeing off Chelsea, Bayern were rewarded with a tie against Barcelona, which will go down as one of the most amazing games in Champions League history. Bayern beat Barca 8-2, proving just how much of a mismatch these two giants of European soccer were.

Moving On

Following the thrashing of Barcelona, Bayern had to face Lyon in the semi-finals. They beat their French opponents 3-0 to make it to the final, where they would play Paris Saint Germain.

It was more French opposition for Bayern, but this wasn’t going to be so easy. PSG had Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in their team, who were a match for anybody. Bayern had just one game to go, but it was going to be their toughest game yet.

Making History

While they knew it was going to be tough, Bayern played with the confidence that being one of the world’s best teams gives you. They rode their luck against PSG at times, but it was never really in doubt that Bayern would win.

Eventually, Bayern scored the only goal of the game, winning their sixth Champions League title. Bayern made history by becoming the only team to ever win all of their games on the way to lifting the European trophy.

Now Bayern are the champions of Europe, cementing their place as one of the greats of the modern game.

NCAA Board Supports Compensation Rule Changes for College Athletes

There has long been a debate when it comes to college athletes and what kind of compensation they should receive for their work on and off the field or court. The National Collegiate Athletic Association – NCAA – have been big players in this debate, but it looks like they could be backing some momentous changes. This is what the NCAA board has to say about the compensation rule changes.

Ongoing debate

It seems like the debate over college athletes getting paid has been going on longer than college sports has been a thing! While the teams and schools make a fortune from licensing sales and broadcast rights, very little of this trickled down to the athletes themselves. While being a college athlete can set you up for a future of moneymaking opportunities, not everyone can be picked to make it professionally. Some people dedicate their college lives to a sport, only to find themselves kicked to the kerb once school is over.

Compensation for endorsements and promotions

Luckily, it looks like the NCAA board is finally backing some big changes in compensation rules for college athletes. In a meeting at the end of April, the Board of Governors agreed to some changes that would see these athletes able to make money from endorsements and promotions. This would mean that they could sign sponsorship deals, work on social media campaigns, attend personal appearances, and even run their own businesses. It opens up a wealth of opportunities for these young stars. The only thing they wouldn’t be able to do is use school or conference logos or trademarks.

While there is still a little way to go when it comes to getting these new compensation rule changes signed off, it’s definitely a step in the right direction. Hopefully, we’ll see more college athletes being able to make money very soon.