With NIL reform in limbo, NCAA heading toward busy June

The NCAA’s efforts to allow athletes to earn money from personal endorsement and sponsorship deals are stuck in limbo and June is shaping up to be a potentially busy and important month for college sports. A Department of Justice warning to the NCAA about potential antitrust violations caused the association to delay its actions on name, image and likeness legislation and a Supreme Court case scheduled to be heard later this month has created another speed bump. Despite the current gridlock, NCAA President Mark Emmert tells The Associated Press he is still hopeful that uniform national rules related to NIL compensation for athletes could be in place before the next football season starts.