Illinois is on board with name, image and likeness legislation.

On Tuesday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a name, image and likeness bill that will allow college student-athletes to profit off their brands. It’s part of a major movement in college athletics with the NCAA’s amateurism model being shaken.

Multiple states have signed similar laws into effect that will allow student-athletes to take advantage of name, image and likeness opportunities. Most changes will go into effect beginning July 1, 2021.

Earlier this week, the NCAA announced that the Division I Council recommended a temporary solution for name, image and likeness, allowing student-athletes to benefit. It must be approved by the Board of Directors at a meeting on Wednesday, but it appears inevitable that it will pass.

A lot of changes are coming to college athletics before the start of the 2021-22 fall season.