NCAA Issues Guidance Pertaining to Institutional Involvement in NIL Space

By: Tate Thompson and Curry Sexton

When the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) implemented its Interim Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) Policy, effective July 1, 2021, it did not detail whether and to what extent institutions could be involved in the NIL space. Naturally, the lack of guidance on this issue led to a great deal of confusion and uncertainty. Some states tried to eliminate the confusion and uncertainty by enacting legislation either permitting or prohibiting institutions and their employees from being involved in the NIL space, among other matters. Many other states did not enact any NIL legislation, causing further confusion and uncertainty.


Seigfreid Bingham Sponsors the 2022 MIAA Basketball Media Day

Seigfreid Bingham was proud to support this year’s Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) Basketball Media Day. The firm continues to be the presenting sponsor for the MIAA Basketball Media Day, among other MIAA events.


Will College Athletes Soon be Classified as Employees?

Client Alert by Curry Sexton

The collegiate athletics landscape has already undergone one recent monumental shift concerning name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights. Effective July 1, 2021, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) removed its longstanding restrictions prohibiting student-athletes from receiving compensation for their NIL and implemented an interim policy that permits student-athletes to receive compensation for their NIL. Since then, the focus has shifted to the question of whether student-athletes should be characterized as employees.


Seigfreid Bingham Supports MIAA Football Media Day

Seigfreid Bingham was pleased to recently sponsor the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association’s (MIAA) Football Media Day, where MIAA players and coaches interacted with the media and officially kicked off the 2022 football season.


NCAA Issues NIL-Related Guidance Related to Booster Involvement in Recruiting

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors issued guidance to clarify that boosters, which arguably includes institution-related NIL collectives, should not have any contract with prospective student-athletes, their family members, or their representatives.