Report: Illinois governor expected to sign NIL bill for college student-athletes
Another B1G state is expected to hop on board with name, image and likeness legislation.
Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports reported on Monday morning that Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to sign an NIL bill “shortly.” It could come as early as today and could take effect on July 1. No other information was provided.
The news comes just a few hours after it was announced that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine would approve and executive order allowing student-athletes in the state to benefit from their name, image and likeness. Some states have already signed off on similar legislation, allowing college athletes to profit beginning July 1.
Hearing Illinois governor will sign NIL bill shortly, if not today, effective July 1.
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) June 28, 2021
Changes to name, image and likeness policies will shake the foundation of the NCAA’s amateurism model. It has forced the organization to rethink its policies and regulations in this area over the summer months.
College athletics will be changing in a major way in just a matter of days.