The debate over whether college athletes should be paid has been one of the central discussions in US sports for over a decade. The policy National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) committee has had a longstanding position that athletes should, at most, be allowed to receive scholarships and stipends for some living costs.
On July 1st, The Senate Bill 646: Intercollegiate Athlete Compensation and Rights went into effect. This Bill authorizes certain intercollegiate athletes to earn compensation for the use of their names, images, or likenesses (NIL). The bill also prohibits a postsecondary educational institution and other entities, institutions, and their employees from compensating intercollegiate athletes or prospective intercollegiate athletes for the use of their names, images, or likenesses.
Now the question is was this a good move or a bad move? Will College athletes still favor the love of the game and the alma mater vs. the money that comes from their NIL. Will NIL profit throw off the competitive balance? Will College athletes become instant millionaires?
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion
Location: Virtual Event via Zoom