Gov. Cooper signs executive order, NC college athletes can earn for NIL

After decades of inaction, things are moving at warp speed when it comes to college athletes receiving compensation.

On Friday, July 2, one day after the NCAA’s adoption of new name, image and likeness policies, North Carolina governor Roy Cooper signed an executive order ensuring that college athletes in the state can earn money off NIL.

Obviously, the state of North Carolina is home to four of the ACC’s 15 member institutions: UNC, NC State, Duke and Wake Forest. The conference also has its headquarters in Greensboro.


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