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Sport Power 5 conferences seek federal law for college-athlete compensation

03:50  30 may  2020
03:50  30 may  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Days after California enacted a law allowing college athletes to sign endorsement deals, lawmakers in The country's largest state has thrown its legislative weight behind letting college athletes profit from State and federal lawmakers also do not understand the ins and outs of college athletics, as

In April, Ralph D. Russo of the Associated Press reported the NCAA was exploring a rule change that could allow college athletes to earn revenue from their names, likeness and images through sponsorship and endorsement deals as of January 2021.

a close up of a barrel: Commissioners of Power 5 conferences -- including the Big 12 -- want to avoid pay-for-play agreements between athletes and schools, particularly boosters. © Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Commissioners of Power 5 conferences -- including the Big 12 -- want to avoid pay-for-play agreements between athletes and schools, particularly boosters.

However, student-athletes might not have to wait that long.

On Friday afternoon, Stadium's Brett McMurphy ‏and the AP (h/t ESPN) reported the commissioners of the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 delivered a letter dated May 23 to congressional leaders asking them to pass a national law that would allow players to profit via merchandising, public appearances, and other such avenues:

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“Things will either begin to cement for college athletes or against college athletes on the state and Some of the proposals are essentially replicas of the California law , which passed unanimously in Others seek to go further — like a New York proposal that would give student-athletes a share of

While California has already passed a law prohibiting the NCAA and universities from banning players to make money through endorsements and similar endeavors, that doesn't take effect until 2023. 

As noted by the AP, the Power 5 commissioners clarified in the letter that they want to avoid pay-for-play agreements between athletes and schools, particularly boosters: 

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It also supports compensation for other student-athlete opportunities, such as social media, businesses they have “Throughout our efforts to enhance support for college athletes , the NCAA The board’s action is the latest step by the Association to support college athletes and modernize its

Five power conferences plus four out-of- conference games per team? Hmm let's figure out a way to have every team from a power league play one If college football really did a challenge like this, the conference commissioners would probably want to tweak some things to make it more equitable

"First, those who participate in collegiate athletics are students, not employees. A critical aspect of the college model has been and remains that student-athletes are not paid for playing sports."

Friday's update comes at a time when fall sports, including college football, remain in doubt because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby told CBS Sports HQ he expects "we're gonna have some difficulties" and "disruptions" playing the 2020 football season during the virus outbreak. 

"We've been told to expect a bumpy road, so that's what we're preparing," Bowlsby said. 

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