Conferences urge stopgap for NCAA on NIL until federal law

The day after the NCAA lost a Supreme Court case, one of the association’s top governing bodies is set to consider how to proceed with reforming rules that currently prohibit college athletes from earning money off their fame. NCAA President Mark Emmert has urged moving forward on a proposal that has been stalled for months and said he would take executive action if it remained stuck. Six Division I conferences, including the SEC, ACC and Pac-12, have put forth an alternative stopgap measure that would allow athletes to be compensated for name, image and likeness before a federal law is passed. Emmert tells AP that the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in an athlete compensation case not related to NIL makes finding an NIL solution more complicated for the NCAA.