The NCAA is set move forward with an interim name, image and likeness policy, as some states already have passed laws that will allow college athletes to make money from NIL pursuits as soon as Thursday.
The NCAA’s Division I Council voted this week to recommend its board of directors adopt the interim policy when it meets on Wednesday.
An NCAA press release stated the temporary measure, once approved by the board, would remain in place until federal legislation or new NCAA rules are established.
Although a bill regarding NIL was introduced in Kansas, it failed to pass in May. As of Tuesday, according to Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated, 23 states nationwide have passed NIL laws, with 13 of them set to go into effect on Thursday, the first day of July.
Because there are no NIL laws on the books in Kansas, athletes at the University of Kansas will be allowed to follow the NCAA’s temporary NIL rules once those are in effect.
As stated in the NCAA’s release on the matter, athletes “who attend a school in a state without a NIL law can engage in this type of activity without violating NCAA rules related to name, image and likeness.”
The recommended guidelines, which according to various reports are expected to be approved when the NCAA’s board meets Wednesday, state athletes can use “a professional services provider” for NIL activities.
The release also stated the interim policy will allow schools and conferences to adopt their own NIL policies.