Current high school NIL rules in each of the 50 states (plus D.C.)

Current high school NIL rules in each of the 50 states (plus D.C.)

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Current high school NIL rules in each of the 50 states (plus D.C.)

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When the NCAA adopted language just over a year ago that allowed college athletes to earn money—or benefit, as it was termed—from their name, image and likeness (NIL), it created a new chapter in amateur athletics, one that was as groundbreaking as it was, at times, confusing.

Since then, we’ve seen NIL deals take form at the NCAA level, with athletes singing endorsements never thought possible. But the unknowns remain, and really, have only grown as NIL questions and curiosities have been met by state rules and regulations that have been anything but uniform.

What are the current regulations regarding name, image and likeness in your state?

As expected, the variances make understanding or adhering to NIL guidelines much more complex, where your state might not even allow such deals, but the school you’re about to attend does. Or, in some cases, the answer is …. unclear.

Based on data from Business of College Sports, here is the current rundown of NIL guidelines for all 50 states plus Washington, D.C.

Alabama

( AP Photo/The Birmingham News, Tamika Moore)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per AHSAA Rule 1, Section 8. 

Alaska

(Photo: East Anchorage High School)

NIL Monetization: Permitted, per ASAA Article 8, Section 1 & 2 Article 9, Section 2.

Arizona

(Photo: Arizona Republic)

NIL Monetization: Unclear, per ASAA Rule 15.11.

Arkanas

(Photo: Glenn Gilley)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per AAA Article III Eligibility Rule 10. Amateurism.

California

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

NIL Monetization: Permitted, per CIF Article 20 Rule 212.

Colorado

(Photo: Timothy Hurst/The Coloradoan)

NIL Monetization: Unclear, per CHSAA 2000.12.

Connecticut

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per CIAC Article 12 Rule 4.5.A.

Delaware

(Photo: Jason Minto, The News Journal)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per Delaware Administrative Code Title 14 Section 2.5.1.7.

Washington, D.C.

(Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per DCSAA Part V Section H.

Florida

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per FHSAA Rule 9.9.

Georgia

(Photo: Ty Freeman)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per GHSA Rule 1.90.

Hawaii

(Photo: Bryon Ng)

NIL Monetization: Unclear, per HHSAA Section 2(I).

Idaho

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per IDHSAA Rule 8-4 & 8-5.

Illinois

(AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per IHSA Rule 3.083.

Indiana

(Syndication: The Indianapolis Star)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per IHSAA Part II Rule 5-2.

Iowa

(Photo: Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen)

NIL Monetization: Unclear, per IHSAA Handbook Page 63.

Kansas

(Photo: Spencer Tirey, Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

NIL Monetization: Limited Allowance, per KSHSAA Rule 21.

Kentucky

(Bryan Woolston/Special to Courier Journal.)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per KHSAA Bylaw 10.

Louisiana

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Permitted, per LHSAA Section 1.25 Position statement issued April 2022.

Maine

(Photo: Amanda Landry)

NIL Monetization: Unclear, per MPA Handbook.

Maryland

(Photo: Taylor McLaughlin)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per MPSSAA Subtitle 06 Chapter 03 Section 10.

Massachusetts

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per MIAA Handbook Rule 47.

Michigan

(Dale G. Young, The Detroit News)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per MHSAA Section VIII Part B & C.

Minnesota

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per MSHSL 201.00.

Mississippi

(Photo: Chris Todd/For Clarion Ledger)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per MHSAA Rule 2.39

Missouri

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per MHSAA 3.6.1 and 3.6.2.

Montana

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per MHSA Article II Section 15.1, 16

Nebraska

(MICHAEL SEARS/MSEARS@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM)

NIL Monetization: Permitted, per NSAA Rule 3.7.1.

Nevada

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per NAC Rule 385B.374

New Hampshire

(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per NHIAA Article II Section 6.

New Jersey

(Photo: Sherry Saccoliti)

NIL Monetization: Permitted, per NJSIAA.

New Mexico

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, NMAA Section VI Subsection 6.18.

New York

(Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)

NIL Monetization: Permitted, per NYSPHSAA Rule 2.2(c).

North Carolina

(Photo: Lana Daniels)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per NCHSAA Rule 1.2.15(a) and (b)

North Dakota

(AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

NIL Monetization: Unclear, per NDHSAA.

Ohio

(Photo: Brittany Chay)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per OHSAA Bylaws, 4-10 and 5.

Oklahoma

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per OSSAA Rule 5.

Oregon

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per OSAA Rule 8.4.

Pennsylvania

(Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per PIAA Article II Sections 1-3.

Rhode Island

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per RIIL Article I Section 19.

South Carolina

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per SCHSL Article III Section 14.

South Dakota

(Erin Bormett/The Argus Leader via AP)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per SDHSAA Chapter 2 Section 6.

Tennessee

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per TSSAA Article II Section 18.

Texas

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per State law SB 1385 Section (j) – (1) & (2).

Utah

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

NIL Monetization: Permitted, per UHSAA Section 6 to be updated per Jan 2022 meeting summary.

Vermont

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Unclear, VPA Section 2.

Virginia

(Photo: Ricky DeBerry Sr.)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, VHSL 28B-2-3.

Washington

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per WIAA 18.24.0-18.24.5.

West Virginia

(AP Photo/John Raby, File)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per WVSSAC Title 127 Section 127-2-11.

Wisconsin

(Photo: Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per WIAA Section III.C.

Wyoming

(AP Photo/Laramie Boomerang, Ben Woloszyn)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per WHSAA Rule 5.7.1.

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