College athletic conferences urge Congress to pass NIL legislation

More than two dozen college athletic conferences are banding together to call for federal name, image and likeness legislation and a uniform standard across college sports.

The new Coalition for the Future of College Athletics, made up of 28 conferences, including the Power Five conferences, launched its effort Tuesday. Conference commissioners, athletic directors and coaches have consistently urged Congress to regulate NIL.

NIL is currently regulated by scant NCAA rules and a jumble of state laws across the country, some specifically designed to give schools a competitive advantage in recruiting top athletes.

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