NCAA Compliance

On June 30, 2021, the Division 1 Board of Directors approved an interim name, image, and likeness (NIL) policy. This new policy allows all NCAA D1, D2 and D3 student-athletes to be compensated for their NIL as of July 1, 2021, regardless of whether their state has a NIL law in place or not.  

The NCAA NIL rules do not override state, college/university or conference-specific NIL rules. This means student-athletes need to review the NIL rules in the state where their school is located and check with their athletic department for any school and conference-specific rules to understand what limitations they will have on their NIL.  

College student-athletes competing in states without an NIL law will have the freedom to receive compensation for their NIL however they see fit, as long as they do not violate pay-for-play or receive financial incentives to sign with or remain at a program.  

While coaches and administrators are unable to directly leverage an athlete’s NIL, a third-party agency such as Hal Mumme and Associates are able to sign athletes to help them benefit from their NIL. Coaches and administrators are, however, allowed by law to give guidance to their student-athletes seeking to profit from their NIL. 

Hal Mumme and Associates offer protection for coaches and administrators in setting up their schools' student-athletes with current and future NIL deals giving them fair market value based on a variety of factors.