Odds Are Against NCAA Changing Rules For Name, Image, and Likeness

  • The ongoing battle for the monetary value of college athletes is reaching a fever pitch, with sportsbooks now posting odds on whether or not the NCAA will change their rules.
  • Odds for if the NCAA will adapt their stance on students’ profiting from name, image, and likeness is listed at +135 odds, with -175 odds against any rule change.

WASHINGTON D.C. – College athletes have long felt that they should be profiting from their own brand while representing their universities.

The debate is certainly not a new one, but things have reached new heights over the last few years.

The issue in question is that if colligate athletes are allowed to benefit from endorsements or the use of their name, image, or likeness.

Currently, the NCAA does not allow any athlete to profit in such a way, and has doled out punishments in the past for violators.

Now, certain online sportsbooks have actually listed odds on whether or not the NCAA will change their rule in 2021.

Will NCAA Rules Change In 2021 To Allow Students To Profit From Their Name, Image, And Likeness

  • No -175
  • Yes +135

The odds are in favor of no such change coming down the line, but the line isn’t that skewed one way or the other.

Many states have already made measures to push this issue, with California being one of the first.

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In late 2019, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill hat allowed college athletes to earn money from the use of their likeness in addition to the ability to sign endorsement deals and hire agents.

While California was proactive in this measure, it did nothing to alter the overarching NCAA rules, which all collegiate athletes must follow.

More recently, the Supreme Court has gotten involved in the situation. SCOTUS is continuing to review the NCAA vs. Alston case that began in 2009.

Justice Stephen Breyer argues that changing the NCAA amateur rules would place a burden on schools across the country to implement them.

Other issues come up often. The fact that sports like football and men’s basketball are the only sports that actually make money for schools is a massive issue, as it is hard to determine how athletes of smaller sports programs would be compensated.

Overall, it is a very complex issue that can now be wagered upon at the online sportsbooks such as Bovada.