The NCAA says it is expected to adopt new name, image and likeness rules for athletes starting 2021-22, allowing them to receive compensation for third-party endorsements and opportunities such as social media, businesses and personal appearances.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 29, 2020
I saw this tweet Shams this morning. And I got excited. Finally my beloved NCAA Football video game could be coming back.
But of course, the internet likes to break my heart:
Val Ackerman says that group licensing (video games, replica jerseys) is "unworkable in college sports" largely because it does not have a union/bargaining unit.
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) April 29, 2020
Great. Thanks Nicole for ruining my day. To be fair it’s not Nicoles fault. It’s actually Val Ackerman’s fault for breaking my heart. But, if you were looking forward to getting NCAA football on Xbox or PS4, it’s not looking like it’ll happen and that sucks.