The NCAA Division I Board of Directors reviewed name, image and likeness concepts sent by members for feedback and provided insight on the new rules.
A survey about potential name, image and likeness rule changes was sent to the Division I membership for their review and response.
“I believe these concepts reflect the evolution of the Division I membership. It is important for institutions of higher learning to support the whole student — academically, athletically, and in pursuits outside the classroom and fields of play,” board chair and Kentucky president Eli Capilouto said in a release. “We also understand we can’t do this alone.
"We need assistance from the federal government to make sure modifications provide a uniform national standard and appropriately tailored protections.”
The Board discussed the interest from Congress to expand the name, image and likeness opportunities for student-athletes.
As the NCAA continues to figure out the best way to implement these new rules, the Board is considering the following changes:
- Allowing student-athletes to use their name, image and likeness to promote camps, their own products and services as well as commercial products or services.
- Allowing student-athletes to be paid for autographs and personal appearances.
- Ensuring payments for name, image and likeness are not pay to play, specifically in the case of boosters or other institutional connections.
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This article will be updated as more information becomes available.
The members also asked to comment on the following issues regarding the changing of the name, image and likeness rule:
- How to address areas of conflict between a student-athletes activity and values of the school.
- Allowing student-athletes the use of professional services for advice and representation in contract negotiations.
- Setting a framework for the school's involvement in a student-athletes name, image and likeness activities.
- Setting a framework to prevent boosters and third parties from using name, image and likeness compensation in a recruiting effort.
Division I members must provide feedback to the proposed changes by Aug. 28 as the Legislative Solutions Group will recommend legislative changes throughout the fall.
On Nov. 1, the Division I Council will introduce legislation with a vote anticipated at the 2021 NCAA Convention in January.
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