Name, image, and likeness: ESPN’s Rece Davis and Legal Analyst McCann
In 2021 the Supreme Court dealt the NCAA an overwhelming loss, leading them to change their rules regarding the name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights of student athletes. The new rules give college athletes the right to control and potentially profit from the commercial use of their NIL. Student athletes are capitalizing on these opportunities with lucrative deals.
Rece Davis, the preeminent host of ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning College GameDay and a fixture in millions of households every Saturday, will join our NIL discussion. Rece brings a unique perspective from his vast knowledge and experience with collegiate athletes at every level. He works as an anchor on SportsCenter and serves as host of various programs on the network, including College GameDay football road show and basketball show.
Sportico Legal Analyst and law professor Michael McCann will lead the conversation with insights on the current state of NIL, potential changes needed, and thoughts on regulation.