Oregon Approves NIL Opportunities for Student-Athletes

October 12, 2022 / Athletic AdministrationCoaching
Oregon is the latest state to allow profitable name, image, and likeness (NIL) opportunities for its high school student-athletes.

The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) voted to approve the change earlier this week, but the change does hinge on a few stipulations. For example, student-athletes must disclose the agreements and cannot receive deals from anyone connected to an OSAA-affiliated high school.

oregonA recent report from Scorebook Live outlined the decision by the OSAA to approve NIL opportunities.

Below is an excerpt from the Scorebook Live story.

NIL continues to be a widely-discussed topic in college athletics, and that conversation has trickled down to the high school level. Some 20 states have crafted or changed policies about NIL, and more are talking about it, such as Oklahoma and California.

“Basically what (other) states are trying to do that we’re certainly trying to do with this proposal is in some ways to get ahead of it,” OSAA Executive Director Peter Weber said during the delegate assembly meeting. “We know this is coming. We’ve seen it at the collegiate level. From a state association standpoint, we believe that it makes sense to provide some parameters around this.”

Students may not use school branding in any commercials, products, or services.

The OSAA executive board first approved the NIL rule change in September, pending delegate assembly approval.

To read the full story from Scorebook Live about Oregon approving NIL opportunities for student-athletes, click here.