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The NCAA made an historic announcement earlier this week in regards to athletes profiting off their name, image and likeness. Below is some of the press release from the NCAA 's annoucement

In the Association’s continuing efforts to support college athletes, the NCAA’s top governing board voted unanimously to permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.

For a very good break down legally of what the NCAA's statement means I would recommend the recent piece done by Michael McCann legal expert at Sports Illustrated here

What do you believe the recent decision will mean for the future of the NCAA and its athletes? What type of impact do you believe this could have for local programs with Division 1 programs locally like UAlbany, Siena and Union? Let us know below.