NCAA Votes To Allow Athletes To Profit Off Of Likeness
NCAA video game fans your prayers may finally be answered.
Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. the NCAA Board of Governors voted unanimously to allow athletes to profit off of their names, images, and likeness. This vote came as a way to avoid a huge battle in court against states like California, that are attempting to pass laws that are counter to current NCAA rules.
Ohio State President Michael Drake stated that "all who are interested in the future welfare of student-athletes would work with us to get to that point and using reasonable processes to get there." Drake then went on to say that the board "must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes."
This is the first step in a process that can take months or even years to see a final finished product. In the meantime, we can begin to anticipate the return of NCAA college sports video games that were popular in the early 2000s.