Changing The Game? The NCAA Opens The Door For Athletes To Profit
The NCAA announced on Tuesday that it would open the door for college athletes to begin profiting from their names, images and likenesses “in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.”
Michael Drake, chair of the NCAA Board of Directors, released a statement, saying “we must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes.”
The unanimous decision to modify those rules came after lawmakers from several states pressured the NCAA.
But does this really represent a change?
How long would it take to implement compensation for college athletes?
We talk about the implications of the NCAA’s latest move.
Produced by Kathryn Fink.
Andy Schwarz, Antitrust economist, OSKR consulting firm; co-founder, The Historical Basketball League; @andyhre
Tyler Tynes, Staff writer, The Ringer; @TylerRickyTynes
Luke Bonner, Former college and professional basketball player; co-founder, College Athletes Players Association; @LukeyBonner
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