The NCAA has finally decided it’s time for student-athletes to benefit from their own name, image and likeness in “a manner consistent with the collegiate model.”
This is a huge win for student-athletes, who have made universities a lot of money without actually seeing any of the money themselves.
The Board of Governors chairman and president of Ohio State University said in a statement released moments ago, “We must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes. Additional flexibility in this area can and must continue to support college sports as a part of higher education. This modernization for the future is a natural extension of the numerous steps NCAA members have taken in recent years to improve support for student-athletes, including full cost of attendance and guaranteed scholarships.”
BREAKING: NCAA will permit athletes to be compensated for their names, images and likenesses, Board of Governors says. https://t.co/4rLzgF127e
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 29, 2019