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NCAA’s New Rule Creating Student Millionaires

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Anyone involved in collegiate sport knew immediately that the NCAA’s policy change regarding Name, Image and Likeness endorsements was a big deal. For the first time, the NCAA will now allow athletes to earn money from their involvement in collegiate sports, and this week the case of Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young has shown just how powerful this change will be for student athletes. The NCAA has reversed its stance on athlete compensation, opening the door to athletes—and licensing companies—making money from their name, image, and likeness. The changes took place on July 1 this year. The decision, which breaks with a long-held tradition, came just hours before new laws or executive orders were to be handed down in more than a… . . . read more