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Guidelines on using names, images or likenesses of student-athletes

To the Campus Community,


As the new school year begins, Bobcat Athletics wants to clarify an issue that has been in the news nationally over the past several months. Individuals and business entities are not allowed to use the names, images or likenesses of student-athletes for commercial purposes, and are not allowed to compensate student-athletes in any way for such a purpose. A violation of this NCAA rule could render that student-athlete involved ineligible for competition. The University and affiliated organizations that are allowed to utilize student-athletes or MSU athletic teams in such a way by NCAA rules must receive permission from Bobcat Athletics for every such use. For questions or clarifications, please contact Bobcat Compliance at 5279.