NCAA to conduct conference call regarding name, image and likeness
The NCAA Board of Governors is set to conduct a conference call with president Mark Emmert on Wednesday morning regarding changes to name, image and likeness for student-athletes, according to a report.
Stadium’s Brett McMurphy reported on Tuesday night that the Board of Governors will speak with Emmert at 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday via conference call to discuss potential changes to name, image and likeness. The topic has become one of the primary talking points for the association recently.
A working group was created to look into the potential of allowing student-athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness. In the ensuing weeks and months, the idea has only gained steam.
NCAA Board of Governors will conduct 9 a.m. ET Wednesday news conference w/NCAA President Mark Emmert regarding name, image & likeness for student-athletes
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) April 28, 2020
Currently, student-athletes are not permitted to profit off their name, image and likeness. A recent report from the Associated Press detailed some of the potential changes the working group could submit to the NCAA, which includes players being allowed to profit of endorsement deals, as well as public appearances and autograph sessions.
None of the proposals or findings have been formally submitted to the NCAA at this point, but it is expected to come in the near future. It appears that the structure of the NCAA’s amateurism model could be completely reconstructed before too long.