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Tracking Maryland student-athlete Name, Image and Likeness deals

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The interim policy allows athletes to benefit from their NIL.

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Starting on Thursday, July 1 NCAA college athletes are now able to benefit from name, image and likeness as the Division I Board of Directors approved an interim policy on Wednesday.

The interim policy comes shortly after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of college athletes that the NCAA’s prohibition on compensation violates federal antitrust laws in NCAA v. Alston.

“This is an important day for college athletes since they all are now able to take advantage of name, image and likeness opportunities,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a press release. “With the variety of state laws adopted across the country, we will continue to work with Congress to develop a solution that will provide clarity on a national level. The current environment — both legal and legislative — prevents us from providing a more permanent solution and the level of detail student-athletes deserve.”

As per the new policy, college athletes can partake in name, image and likeness activities that are “are consistent with the law of the state where the school is located,” according to the release. Additionally, athletes attending schools without name, image and likeness legislation can still partake in activities as long as the actions do not violate the rules set forth by the NCAA.

College athletes will also be able to hire agents that assist in the name, image and likeness process. They will report those activities to their school.

Back in April, Maryland Athletics partnered with Opendorse which is a platform that assists college athletes with developing their brands to prepare them for this new era of college sports.

Here is a list of Maryland players and how they are partnering to benefit from the interim name, image and likeness policy.

Name, Image and Likeness deals

Player Sport Company Platform Date Announced Other Notes
Player Sport Company Platform Date Announced Other Notes
CJ Dippre Football YOKE Gaming Instagram July 1 First player
Ruben Hyppolite II Football YOKE Gaming Twitter, Instagram July 1 First Twitter
Zach Perkins Football GoPuff Twitter July 1 First GoPuff x Opendorse
Ashley Owusu WBB YOKE Gaming Instagram July 1 First non-football athlete
Brian Cobbs Football YOKE Gaming Instagram July 1
Marcus Felming Jr. Football YOKE Gaming Instagram July 1
Chigoziem Okonkwo Football GoPuff Twitter July 1
Sean Heine Baseball Barstool Partnership July 1 First Maryland Barstool athlete
Anthony "Tank" Booker Football YOKE Gaming Twitter July 1
Mitchell Gorgas Football GoPuff Twitter July 1
Amelio Moran Football GoPuff Twitter July 1
Tayon Fleet-Davis Football GoPuff Twitter July 1
Challen Faamatau Football GoPuff Twitter July 1
Dontay Demus Jr. Football GoPuff Twitter July 1
Sean Burke Baseball Barstool Partnership July 1
Tommy Akingbesote Football YOKE gaming Instagram July 1
Peny Boone Football PSD Underwear Instagram July 2 First clothing sponsorship
Eric Ayala MBB Cameo N/A July 2 First current athlete to join Cameo
Donta Scott MBB Cameo N/A July 2