Sports: NCAA Moves Closer to Allowing Student Athletes to be Paid

Dan Hogan, Reporter

The NCAA Board of Governors voted this week to allow student athletes to be paid from their own sponsorships and endorsements, starting as early as next year, according to the NCAA

The proposed rule changes were reviewed by college sports administrators during the week of April 20, 2020. The proposals were sent to the NCAA Board of Governors, who met on Monday, April 27 and Tuesday, April 28, according to the Associated Press.

The rule change will allow student athletes to profit off of their name, image, and likeness. Players will also be allowed to sell autographs and paraphernalia, as well as receive payment for camps or instruction performed for fans. 

This process started in late October of last year. The timeline then was the same it is now, the new rules are scheduled to be implemented by January 2021. 

Gene Smith, Ohio State senior vice president and athletics director said, “The NCAA’s work to modernize name, image and likeness continues.”