Breaking: In a major shift, the NCAA will allow student/athletes to be compensated for their likenesses
CNBC is reporting:
The NCAA is finally embracing “change” and starting the process of allowing student-athletes to profit off of the name, image, and likeness, the organization announced on Tuesday.
“We must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes,” Board of Governors chairman and president of Ohio State University Drake said in a statement. “Additional flexibility in this area can and must continue to support college sports as a part of higher education. This modernization for the future is a natural extension of the numerous steps NCAA members have taken in recent years to improve support for student-athletes, including the full cost of attendance and guaranteed scholarships.”
Check the stack for reactions (mostly related to the return of NCAA College Football themed video games) to this heart-stopping development.