NCAA working group to propose possible alterations to NIL and athlete compensation

As was reported last week, the NCAA will consider changes to allow student-athletes to receive compensation and sponsorship money. According to ESPN’s Dan Murphy, a working group is expected to present a list of possible changes to the NCAA Board of Governors on Tuesday afternoon.

As Murphy outlines, these are just suggestions and recommendations; the actual vote on the matter won’t take place until Jan. 2021. The individuals would be allowed to market themselves as college athletes; however, they would be prohibited from wearing apparel that includes university logos. Under these suggestions, athletes would also not be allowed to advertise products that conflict with NCAA legislation.

Athletes would be allowed to hire agents in an effort to land these financial opportunities, the details of which would need to be disclosed to the university’s athletic department.