COLUMBUS â€” Ohio State is always working The Tim May Podcast had an action-packed episode this week.
Tim welcomes on Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Wardsto chat about Monday’s Supreme Court decision. The Supreme Court decided unanimouslyÂ that the NCAA canâ€™t enforce rules limiting education-related benefits â€” like computers and paid internships â€” that colleges offer to student athletes.
This doesn’t impact Name, Image and Likeness legislation, but it allows schools to schools to offer athletes benefits such as tutoring and study-abroad programs. Current NCAA rules state students cannot be paid, and scholarship money isn’t allowed for anything else outside of the cost of attending school.
The NCAA defended its rules as necessary to preserve the amateurism of college sports. Tim and Austin break down how this will impact Ohio State athletics and the state of Ohio’s impending Name, Image and Likeness bill which is headed to the state house.
Lettermen Row staff writer Spencer Holbrook also hopped on the podcast to break down J.T. Tuimoloau’s Ohio State visit with Tim. The No. 3 prospect in the class of 2021, Tuimoloau took his official visit to Columbus last weekend.
The defensive tackle is a generational talent and the 24th overall all-time recruit according to 247Sports composite.Â With a 6-foot-4, 277-pound frame, he has the talent to make an impact from day one when he arrives on campus. Oregon, Washington, Alabama, USC and Ohio State are the finalists in Tuimoloau’s recruitment.
He has trips to Oregon and Alabama scheduled this week, and then he’s expected to announce his commitment shortly after. It would be a huge pickup for an Ohio State defensive line which is set to lose up to nine players to graduation and the NFL Draft after the coming season.
Both conversations makes this episode of the Tim May Podcast a must-listen for any Ohio State or college football fan.
Itâ€™s all in the latest Tim May Podcast.