What is the Texas NIL Law?
The Texas NIL Law relates to the compensation and professional representation of student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletic programs at certain institutions of higher education.
When does Texas NIL Compliance Start?
Texas NIL started on July 1, 2021, per the NCAA Interim Policies and with the passage of Senate Bill 1385, Texas State NIL laws also took effect on July 1, 2021.
How does Texas NIL affect NCAA Student-Athletes?
Texas NCAA Student-Athletes will be able to earn compensation for the use of her or his name, image, or likeness (NIL) through a multitude of different opportunities. Student-Athletes can now make money for things such as endorsements, sponsorships, appearances, autographs, memorabilia, podcasts, camps, clinics, private lessons, crowdfunding, and many other opportunities!
What are Texas Name, Image, and Likeness Best Practices?
Both athletes and administrators in the State of Texas should start by making sure they have a proper understanding of the rules and regulations set-forth by Senate Bill 1385. A working-knowledge of the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for Texas NIL will allow all parties to safely and successfully navigate the new landscape. The next most important aspect would be the compliance component of NIL. Not only do students need to make sure they are entering agreements that are compliant with the passed state regulations, but they need to make sure they are transparent with their school to avoid any institutional conflicts.