Knight Commission Initiatives on the Use of College Athletes’ Name, Image and Likeness

An Introduction to Name, Image and Likeness Rules for College Athletes

 
Narrated by two former college sports stars, Elizabeth Beisel and David Robinson, this four-minute video explains upcoming rule changes that will allow college athletes to earn compensation for the use of their name, image and likeness (NIL). The video also outlines principles from the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics for guiding the development of athletes’ NIL opportunities by the NCAA, lawmakers and others. Beisel, a World Champion and Olympic medalist, swam for the University of Florida. Robinson is an NBA Hall of Famer, Olympic gold medalist and played basketball at the U.S. Naval Academy.


Statement from Amy P. Perko, CEO, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics on Proposed NCAA Changes to Name, Image and Likeness Rules for College Athletes

This is the start of a new era for college sports — one that provides even greater opportunity to college athletes than ever before. Athletes will learn that with opportunity comes responsibility, bringing yet another important educational experience.

It’s good to see the NCAA advancing principles similar to those proposed earlier this month by the Knight Commission’s experts of college presidents and athletes.


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