Thursday, Duke announced its policy pertaining to its student-athletes pursuing name, image and likeness opportunities.
In a University release, Duke athletics stated bylaws for how student-athletes will be allowed to take advantage of potential benefits related to their name, image and likeness. The release noted that this policy was temporary and Duke retained the right to make changes.
Student-athletes have a number of guidelines they must follow in order to not be in breach of any NCAA or University protocol. Some examples include refraining from pursuing NIL opportunities during official team activities, disclosing all NIL business to the University and following the Duke Trademark Licensing policy prior to using any Duke logos.
"Continuing to enhance the student-athlete experience is paramount, and this is a significant step in the right direction," incoming athletic director Nina King. "With the initial parameters in place, we'll now turn our focus to education and support while remaining flexible and adaptive. I'm absolutely thrilled for our student-athletes and the exciting new opportunities that lie ahead."
The announcement was in response to Wednesday evening's news that the NCAA was instituting temporary name, image and likeness policies—bylaws that went into effect Thursday.
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Max Rego is a Trinity junior and sports managing editor for The Chronicle's 117th volume.
Jake Piazza is a Trinity junior and sports editor of The Chronicle's 117th volume.