Florida and Colorado Pass College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Bills; NCAA Says its Timeline for Proposing Changes to its Bylaws is Still on Track

Florida and Colorado Pass College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Bills; NCAA Says its Timeline for Proposing Changes to its Bylaws is Still on Track

Although the coronavirus has forced state legislatures to focus on bigger issues, bills in Colorado and Florida that will allows college athletes in those states to profit from their names, images, and likenesses (NILs) continued to move forward. In Colorado, the governor signed that state’s NIL bill into law on March 20, 2020.  The state

Mit Winter’s Analysis of NAIA Proposal to Allow College Athletes to be Paid for Endorsement Deals is Discussed in Athletic Business Article

Mit Winter’s Analysis of NAIA Proposal to Allow College Athletes to be Paid for Endorsement Deals is Discussed in Athletic Business Article

An Athletic Business article quotes highlights from Mit Winter’s blog post on the NAIA’s recent proposal to allow NAIA college athletes to be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness (NIL). “Kennyhertz Perry suggests that the NAIA proposal goes further — by allowing NAIA athletes to be paid for the use of

NAIA Proposes Amendments to  its Bylaws That Will Allow College Athletes to Be Paid for Endorsing Products and Making Appearances

NAIA Proposes Amendments to its Bylaws That Will Allow College Athletes to Be Paid for Endorsing Products and Making Appearances

While the NCAA moves slowly toward proposing bylaws that would allow college athletes to be compensated for the use of their names, images, and likenesses (“NILs”), another major college athletics governing body, the NAIA, has already released a proposal of its own.  And not only has the NAIA moved faster than the NCAA, its proposal

Colorado and New Jersey Move Closer to Enacting College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Laws

Colorado and New Jersey Move Closer to Enacting College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Laws

California’s status as the only state to pass and enact a college athlete name, image, and likeness (NIL) bill may soon be changing. Colorado is now one step away from becoming the second state to enact a law that would permit college athletes to be paid for the use of their NILs.  On Wednesday, the

Mit Winter is Featured In Articles Discussing The University of Kansas’s Alleged NCAA Violations

Mit Winter is Featured In Articles Discussing The University of Kansas’s Alleged NCAA Violations

There have been ongoing discussions about the NCAA allegations towards the University of Kansas relating to the recruitment of men’s basketball players. The University recently submitted it’s response to the allegations.  Our own sports attorney Mit Winter is featured discussing the timeline of this case in a Lawrence Journal World article. “Mit Winter, a Kansas

Kansas Joins List of States with a Proposed Bill to Allow College Athletes to Be Paid for the Use of Their Names, Images, and Likenesses

Kansas Joins List of States with a Proposed Bill to Allow College Athletes to Be Paid for the Use of Their Names, Images, and Likenesses

Joining 28 other states, Kansas now has a pending bill that would allow college athletes at Kansas colleges and universities to be compensated for the use of their names, images, and likenesses (NILs) and their athletic reputation.  Similar to the other pending bills and the law passed last year in California, Kansas’ bill (Senate Bill

College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation Is Moving Swiftly Toward Passage In Numerous States

College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation Is Moving Swiftly Toward Passage In Numerous States

States are continuing to introduce and move forward bills that would allow college athletes to profit from their names, images, and likenesses.  Bills have now been formally introduced in 27 states, with Louisiana and Connecticut joining the list yesterday. In many of the states where bills have previously been introduced, legislators are having little trouble

Nebraska Poised to Allow College Athletes to be Paid for the Use of Their Names, Images, and Likenesses

Nebraska Poised to Allow College Athletes to be Paid for the Use of Their Names, Images, and Likenesses

Nebraska’s unicameral legislature took a significant step today toward passing a bill that would allow college athletes in Nebraska to make money from the use of their names, images, and likenesses.  The bill received initial approval by a vote of 36 (in favor), 4 (against), 8 (present), and 1 (excused).  The bill only needed 25

List of States with Pending College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation Has Grown to Twenty-Two

List of States with Pending College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation Has Grown to Twenty-Two

As states’ 2020 legislative sessions continue to open, state legislators continue to file new college athletes name, image, and likeness bills similar to the bill that was passed in California last year.  These laws would allow college athletes in the relevant states to be paid by third parties for the use of their names, images,

Mit Winter Quoted in Article Discussing Authorizing College Athletes to Benefit from Use of Their Name, Image and Likeness

Mit Winter Quoted in Article Discussing Authorizing College Athletes to Benefit from Use of Their Name, Image and Likeness

Arizona recently joined the list of states with a pending bill that would allow college athletes to be paid for the use of their name, image, and likeness. The number of states with pending bills now stands at seventeen, and the NCAA is also planning to propose its own rules on the issue.  The Arizona

National Association of Collegiate Esports Introduces Intent to Compete Form for Collegiate Esports Athletes

National Association of Collegiate Esports Introduces Intent to Compete Form for Collegiate Esports Athletes

Collegiate esports are booming. When the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), the institutional association of varsity esports programs for U.S. colleges and universities, was formed in July of 2016 only seven schools had varsity esports programs. Three and a half years later, NACE now has over 170 member schools. And those schools have awarded