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John Calipari, Mark Stoops & others in UK Athletics react to executive order on NIL rights

The University of Kentucky has officially joined the NIL fray.

On Thursday, Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order allowing student-athletes in Kentucky to receive fair compensation for the use of their name, image and likeness, which you can read more about here.

Following the news, several of the biggest figures in UK Athletics released statements on this major development, including men’s basketball head coach John Calipari and head football coach Mark Stoops.

“We are entering into an exciting age in college athletics,” said Calipari. “At the University of Kentucky, we have always put student-athletes first and today’s executive order by Gov.