What specific elements did the Board of Governors approve at its April 28, 2020 meeting?

The board approved the areas for modernizing name, image and likeness rules for student-athletes. When approved by the NCAA membership, these rules would allow:

  • Compensation for third-party endorsements related to athletics, without school or conference involvement.
  • Compensation for other student-athlete opportunities, such as social media, new businesses, and personal appearances, without institutional involvement or the use of trademarks/logos.

The board emphasized that at no point should a school pay student-athletes for name, image and likeness activities.