A federal, nationwide solution for name, image and likeness is necessary and would provide student-athletes across the country a fair, uniform collegiate experience and help ensure that opportunities provided to hundreds of thousands of student-athletes participating in nonrevenue sports continue to be supported. The Association looks forward to working with Congress to enact legislation that […]
It is critical that college sports are regulated at a national level. This ensures the uniformity of rules and a level playing field for student-athletes. Some of these laws allow for nearly unregulated use of NIL by student-athletes, while other bills under consideration would erode the NCAA’s ability to maintain the collegiate model even further, […]
Recruiting is one of the key principles that sets the college student model of sports apart from professional sports. Changes to name, image and likeness rules for student-athletes should support the integrity of the recruiting environment and not result in any undue influence on a student’s choice of where to attend college.
NCAA members continually strive to improve the student-athlete experience, including paying close attention to the changing environment of the student body and within higher education. After taking action to improve academic support, provide the cost of attendance, guarantee scholarships and strengthen health and safety, among many changes, the NCAA membership determined that exploring this issue […]
Are the three NCAA divisions developing separate approaches versus one NCAA approach for all student-athletes?
Yes. The Board of Governors directed each division to create rules using the principles and guidelines it approved in October 2019 and the recommendations it approved April 28, 2020. There are many examples now where each NCAA division has different rules, including in areas such as recruiting, financial aid, and playing and practice seasons. As […]
Formed as part of the Federal and State Legislation Working Group, the presidential subcommittee was directed to provide input on the potential assistance the NCAA should seek from Congress to support the modernization of rules. The subcommittee’s recommendations were adopted by the Board of Governors and call for engaging Congress on the following items: Action […]
The working group was created to represent the breadth and diversity of the NCAA membership and provide feedback from across the Association. The group provided updated recommendations to the Board of Governors in April. Its work is now finished, and it will no longer meet.
The Board of Governors is requiring guardrails around any future name, image and likeness activities. These would include no such activities that are pay for play or have any school or conference involvement; no use of name, image and likeness for recruiting by schools or boosters; and the regulation of agents and advisors.
Legislation will be considered in each division in January at the 2021 NCAA Convention. If approved, anticipated effective dates are no later than the start of 2021-22 academic year.