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We are encouraged by the vote from the NCAA Board of Governors today affording student-athletes the ability to benefit from their name, image and likeness. We look forward to engaging with the NCAA, Atlantic Coast Conference and others in creating a consistent national framework within the guiding principles set forth by the working group.

From the NCAA’s press release:

The board said modernization should occur within the following principles and guidelines:  

  • Assure student-athletes are treated similarly to non-athlete students unless a compelling reason exists to differentiate.

  • Maintain the priorities of education and the collegiate experience to provide opportunities for student-athlete success.

  • Ensure rules are transparent, focused and enforceable and facilitate fair and balanced competition.

  • Make clear the distinction between collegiate and professional opportunities.

  • Make clear that compensation for athletics performance or participation is impermissible.

  • Reaffirm that student-athletes are students first and not employees of the university.

  • Enhance principles of diversity, inclusion and gender equity.

  • Protect the recruiting environment and prohibit inducements to select, remain at, or transfer to a specific institution.

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