The NCAA Division I Board of Directors has adopted key changes to the way in which NCAA infractions matters will investigated and processed in the future. The changes, which take effect on January 1, 2023, are intended to modernize and enhance the process, while focusing resources on the most serious violations. Another objective is to
New York Student-Athletes Benefit From Their Name, Image, and Likeness Under New Law
The “New York Collegiate Athletic Participation Compensation Act” (S.5891-F/A.5115-E) allows New York college athletes to receive compensation for their name, image, and likeness (NIL) without losing their scholarships or eligibility. It also allows these players to use an attorney or agent for business deals without punishment.
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NCAA Makes Next Play in Attempt to Limit Name, Image, and Likeness Activity
For the first time since the NCAA issued its Interim Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Policy on July 1, 2021, the NCAA Board of Directors issued new guidance in an attempt to place some limits on the involvement of boosters in the rapidly growing NIL landscape.
The new guidance, issued on May 9, 2022, provides…
High School Student-Athletes Asserting Name, Image, and Likeness Rights Moves to Forefront
Not only are name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights being asserted in collegiate sports, high school athletics are beginning to experience expansion of NIL rights as well.
After the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced it would no longer enforce almost all of its NIL rules prohibiting individual athletes competing at NCAA-affiliate institutions from marketing…
NLRB’s General Counsel Uses Prosecutorial Authority to Assert Student-Athletes Are Employees
The on-and-off effort at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to classify “student-athletes” as “employees” has renewed. Although the National Labor Relations Act contains no formal recognition of student-athletes as employees, NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued a memorandum on September 28, 2021 (GC 21-08) asserting
“her prosecutorial position” that certain players at academic institutions