COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina will allow college athletes at NCAA schools to profit immediately from their names, images and likenesses instead of waiting until 2022.
The state’s attorney general, Alan Wilson, sent a certification letter to Gov. Henry McMaster on Thursday.
South Carolina lawmakers passed the bill this past spring and scheduled it to take effect in July 2022 unless the NCAA suspended its rules against such practices.
The NCAA did that Wednesday. So Wilson sent a certification letter to the governor to enact the law immediately.
That means all college athletes at the three NCAA divisions in the state of South Carolina can take advantage of opportunities.