NCAA Hopes to Avoid Court Fight on Athlete Compensation

Oct 29, 2019

The chairman of the NCAA board of governors says the association hopes to avoid a court battle against states that are attempting to pass laws aimed at dismantling the NCAA's rules.

The NCAA board voted Tuesday to allow athletes to profit from their names, images and likenesses, but much work still needs to be done to determine how that will work within NCAA rules.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Monday that he supports legislation that would pay college athletes for the usage of their names and likenesses. 

California passed a law last month that would prevent schools from prohibiting college athletes from being compensated for their names, images and likenesses. 

That law goes into effect in 2023, but other states are moving on similar legislation that could go into effect as soon as next year.