Mike Meltser Podcast

    50 – The NCAA Finally Caves on Name, Image, Likeness


    This episode of the podcast focuses on the NCAA’s announcement last week that the Board of Governors has adopted guidelines for college athletes to make money off of their name, image, and likeness. Soon, these athletes will be able to do endorsement deals and earn possibly significant revenue from third party companies. 

    Mike’s guest for this episode is John Long, Of Counsel at Jackson Lewis and an expert in NCAA infractions. 

    (1:18) Mike gives the background on how we got here, and how different states ultimately forced the NCAA’s hand.

    (9:54) How exactly will college athletes be able to make money from their name, image, and likeness?

    (12:17) How will compliance work once these new rules are adopted?

    (20:08) Why does the NCAA want Congress to step in?

    (23:29) Why is the NCAA desperate to get an antitrust exemption?

    (28:46) Is the NCAA Football game ever coming back?!?

    (32:03) When will the new rules be implemented?