Changing The Game? The NCAA Opens The Door For Athletes To Profit (Rebroadcast)

Changing The Game? The NCAA Opens The Door For Athletes To Profit (Rebroadcast)

2:34pm Dec 30, 2019
Northwestern v Vanderbilt
The NCAA logo is seen in the second half of the game between the Northwestern Wildcats and the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
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The NCAA announced earlier this year that it would open the door for college athletes to begin profiting from their names, images and likenesses “in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.”

Michael Drake, chair of the NCAA Board of Directors, released a statement, saying “we must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes.”

The unanimous decision to modify those rules came after lawmakers from several states pressured the NCAA.

But does this really represent a change?

How long would it take to implement compensation for college athletes?

Produced by Kathryn Fink.


Andy Schwarz, Antitrust economist, OSKR consulting firm; co-founder, The Historical Basketball League; @andyhre

Tyler Tynes, Staff writer, The Ringer; @TylerRickyTynes

Luke Bonner, Former college and professional basketball player; co-founder, College Athletes Players Association; @LukeyBonner

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