‘A big step’ – reaction to NCAA move on athlete compensation

<p>
              FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019, file photo, state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley and state Sen. Steven Glazer, D-Orinda slap palms in celebration after her measure to let athletes at California colleges hire agents and sign endorsement deals was approved by the Senate in Sacramento, Calif. The NCAA Board of Governors took the first step Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, toward allowing athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to clear the way for the amateur athletes to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness."
 (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
            </p>

The NCAA Board of Governors voted Tuesday to allow amateur athletes to “benefit’ on their name, image and likeness “in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.” It clears the way for the NCAA’s three divisions to draw up new rules by January 2021. Some of the comments and reaction included: