Governor Beshear Signs NIL Orders, What is Kentucky’s Future?
By Taylor Hatton
Yesterday afternoon Kentucky Governor, Andy Beshear, signed an executive order, banning colleges in the state of Kentucky from restricting student athletes from receiving fair compensation for their name, image, and likeness. The controversial law will be going into effect July 1st, and comes just a couple of days after the monumental Supreme Court ruling in the case National College Athletic Association v. Alston, in which the Court decided in a 9-0 decision that the NCAA could not withhold relatively small payments to student athletes. Now for context, the Supreme Court case was in reference to items such as books, laptops, and other educational needs, but the collegiate sports world all knew it was just a matter of time before the big changes started to happen.