December 6th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

University of Michigan Regent Jordan Acker believes Michigan has long been a leader in setting precedents in college athletics. That’s why he voiced support at Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting for UM student-athletes benefiting from their name, image and likeness rights. “It’s important to remember a big reason why we are here discussing this, namely the NCAA and its members make billions of dollars while denying student-athletes the free market rights to license their image as they deem appropriate,” Acker said at the regents’ regular meeting on Dec. 5. Acker encouraged fellow regents and university leadership to be at the forefront of change after the NCAA voted in October to allow players to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate model. -Martin Slagter, mlive. Read More.

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