What is the West Virginia NIL Law?
The West Virginia NIL law proposes to authorize student athletes to be compensated for use of their name, image or likeness.
When does West Virginia NIL Compliance Start?
West Virginia NIL started on July 1, 2021, per the NCAA Interim Policies. If and when House Bill 2583 is passed into law, West Virginia State NIL laws would take effect according to the legislation.
How does West Virginia NIL affect NCAA Student-Athletes?
West Virginia 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 more!
What are West Virginia Name, Image, and Likeness Best Practices?
Both athletes and administrators in the State of West Virginia should start by making sure they have a proper understanding of the rules and regulations set-forth by House Bill 1084. A working-knowledge of the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for West Virginia 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.