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Now, to our friend Andy:
When Matt and I announced last September Extra Points' acquisition of the subscriber list for my old newsletter, Out of Bounds, we made some timely conference realignment jokes, so this is where I announce that I've entered the transfer portal. The playing time has been great at Extra Points and no, the program didn't run me off to create a scholarship opening for someone else.
I've accepted a job with On3, starting Monday, covering NIL and sports business. When I launched Out of Bounds as a side hustle in July 2020, I wanted to create an outlet to cover important off-the-field stories in college athletics and I thought maybe, just maybe, it could someday help lead to a full-time job doing just that. Writing for Extra Points the last nine months has helped make that a reality.
It's been a great ride, from calculating college basketball's buy-game champions and asking if NIL deals could slow opt-outs from bowl games, to the fun stuff like making up fake support staffer titles, creating an NIL rumor generator and scooping LSU on the announcement of its new subscription service.
Thank you for letting me occupy some space in your inbox once a week. You can follow me on Twitter @AndyWittry or drop me a line at email@example.com.