The NCAA Division I Council will begin crafting formal name, image and likeness (NIL) legislation this week that, for the first time in history, would aim to allow athletes to be compensated for such rights. The Federal and State Legislation Working Group, operating under the NCAA Board of Governors, submitted to the council a set of streamlined recommendations that will be taken up at a two-day meeting beginning Tuesday.
That document has been turned into a draft that will act as a starting point for the council's discussion. It is expected to be turned into formal legislation and then be voted on at the NCAA Convention in January.
The recommendations continue to be focused on working through three main issues: recruiting, preenrollment (high school) and third-party oversight.
It's still unclear how the NCAA would regulate NIL inducements offered to athletes during recruiting. One answer: The NCAA has been considering entities that could become a third party to oversee fair-market value for players.