NCAA moves toward allowing athletes to be paid sponsors
Kansas State's Adrian Diaz streaks across the NCAA logo at midcourt during basketball practice in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Kansas State plays against Southern Miss in an East Regional NCAA tournament second-round college basketball game on Thursday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
The Associated Press
Posted at 12:51 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated2020-04-24 13:54:06-04
The NCAA is moving closer to allowing Division I college athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorship deals they can strike on their own.
Recommendations that would permit athletes to earn money for their names, images and likeness are being reviewed this week.
A decision could come as soon as next week.
The issue has dominated college sports for several years. California recently passed a law clearing the way for athlete compensation, prompting the NCAA to take a fresh look at its regulations.
Copyright 2020 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.