NCAA Board of Governers embracing change regarding name, image and likeness opportunities
On Sept. 30, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill that will make it easier for NCAA athletes to profit off of their name, image and likeness. That was step one.
And, that was just for the state of California.
But, it’s up to the NCAA to go along with California’s beliefs if it wants an even playing field. Heck, if it wants schools from California to compete in the NCAA at all, something has to give.
On Tuesday, the NCAA Board of Governors may have shown a sign that they are indeed willing to embrace change:
— Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) October 29, 2019
Nothing is set in stone yet, but as Michael V. Drake — the NCAA Board of Governors President — said above, the NCAA is willing to embrace change. It wants the best experience for college athletes. It wants to improve support.
If that’s the case, student-athletes profiting off of their name, image and likeness may happen sooner than you think. The change may go more seamlessly, and for you video game players out there, the return of games like NCAA Football may in fact happen.