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How do we improve the landscape? With NIL headaches aplenty, NCAA group meets on fact finding mission

Jul 26, 2023

NDIANAPOLIS — During a meeting here this week, members of an NCAA working group identified issues around name, image and likeness with a goal of strengthening the association’s interim NIL policy as it pertains to transparency and protections for athletes.

The two-day, fact-finding meeting ended, as expected, without definitive decisions or specific proposals. However, with NCAA president Charlie Baker in attendance, administrators discussed ways to provide more transparency in the NIL space.

That may include the creation of a database for NIL deals, a more uniform contract for such deals and a registry for those participating in NIL with athletes, such as agents and collective representatives.

“The question is, ‘What can we do to help improve and foster NIL activity for student-athletes?’” said meeting chair Lynda Tealer, the executive associate athletic director at Florida. “There is no conversation about stunting what is happening in the NIL space or walking anything back.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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