It’s a New Game: Pennsylvania Statute Adopted on College Athlete Compensation for Name, Image and LikenessOn July 15, 2021 by Schnader in Sports
Jordan Mark Kelso, W. Drew Kastner and Theresa E. Loscalzo published a client alert, “It’s a New Game: Pennsylvania Statute Adopted on College Athlete Compensation for Name, Image and Likeness.”
On June 30, 2021, Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation to allow college athletes in Pennsylvania to earn compensation for the use of their name, image and likeness (“NIL”). The new law, adopted as part of Senate Bill 381 (“SB 381”), was signed on the same day that the NCAA approved a related policy reversing its long-held prohibition against such NIL activity.
SB 381 provides much needed guidance in Pennsylvania for institutions of higher education, and for athletes and their potential representatives in this brand new and unprecedented era of student-athlete endorsements and compensation. In short, the game has changed in a big way for both college athletes and their educational institutions.