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NCAA name, image and likeness FAQ: What the rule changes mean for athletes, schools and more

As first reported by Dan Murphy of ESPN, the decision by the United States Supreme Court on collegiate student-athletes rights to their name, image and likeness could have multiple impacts throughout college sports.“The doors to a new era of college sports officially opened Thursday. For the first time, all NCAA athletes are now able to make money from a wide variety of business ventures without losing their eligibility.A mixture of state laws and NCAA rule changes have removed prohibitions that prevented athletes from selling the rights to their names, images and likenesses (NIL). The transformative shift comes after more than a decade of legal, political and public pressure to give athletes access to a bigger piece of the billions of dollars generated by college sports each year. ” – Dan Murphy, ESPN.Read the entire article from Murphy HERE

Name Image Likeness Explained – learn more from Murphy’s article:

  • What is NIL?
  • Who is making the rules?
  • Will schools be allowed to pay athletes directly?
  • Can athletes hire agents to help with all this?
  • Can athletes enter into NIL agreements with boosters?
  • Are schools allowed to arrange NIL opportunities for student-athletes?
  • Are there other restrictions on how athletes can make money?
  • Will an individual be required to report name, image and likeness activities to their school?
  • Why isn’t there one universal set of rules for all college athletes?
  • Will there be a universal set of rules in the future?
  • What kind of things will college athletes be doing now to make money?
  • Who stands to benefit?
  • Does this mean college sports video games are returning with players in them?
  • How will this change things for fans?

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]