One year into the NIL era, fan's enjoyment of college sports "hasn’t seemed to change” due to the new rules, according to Giambalvo, Clement, & Guskin of the WASHINGTON POST. According to a poll conducted by the Post and the Univ. of Maryland, the rule change has been “more so met with indifference.” About "half of Americans (48%) have heard 'a lot' or 'some' about the NCAA’s decision." Among those who have heard about these NIL agreements, the "majority (60%) say it 'hasn’t made a difference' in their enjoyment of college sports." For those who say the rule change has made a difference, “more than twice as many say it had a ‘positive impact’ (28%) rather than a 'negative impact' (11%)." The change “is particularly popular among Black Americans who have heard about the change,” with 53% saying payments for athletes “have had a positive impact on their enjoyment.” The change is also “relatively popular among Hispanic and younger adults who have heard about the change,” with more than 4 in 10 of each group saying that “it has made college sports more enjoyable.” Athletic directors “still worry, mostly because of the high-value deals that can appear to be recruiting inducements or pay-for-play agreements -- a scene administrators would describe as chaotic and in need of uniform standards" (WASHINGTON POST, 7/1).