NCAA Takes Step Toward Letting College Athletes Make Money Off Their Name, Image & Likeness

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The NCAA is one step closer to paying college athletes. A proposed NCAA policy, which would let college athletes profit off their name, image, and likeness (NIL) took a step forward Monday after the Division 1 Council recommended it.

Under the policy, college athletes could profit off their NIL without violating NCAA rules, until federal legislation or new NCAA rules are adopted. College athletes are considered amateurs and receive compensation in the form of scholarships and school-related expenses, but players (and others) have long advocated for financial benefits related to their athletic ability.

Several states have recently passed laws or had governors issue executive orders allowing NIL profits. Under the proposal, athletes in states with these laws would need to adhere to the state guidelines on profits.

Our question of the night: should all athletes be allowed to profit from their name; image and likeness?

This episode’s panel features:
WCCB TV’s Morgan Fogarty
WCCB News Edge contributor Ashley Anderson
WCCB Sports anchor Kelli Bartik