Athletes organize themselves on social media by using the hashtag # NotNCAAProperty to advocate for a reform of the name, image and likeness in college sports. And they love to see it.
The social media demonstration appears to have been planned by athletes across the country, or at least it picked up steam in real time, first with Rutgers Guard Geo Baker on Twitter on Wednesday. Baker had already written an Instagram post earlier this year criticizing the NCAA’s NILE rules.
Several other athletes followed the hashtag. Here’s another open NCAA reviewer, Jordan Bohannon from Iowa.
Other Rutgers athletes, such as Ron Harper Jr. and Arella Guirantes, also joined the conversation.
More participants of the March Madness for men shared their voice in the discussion.
With the start of the men’s and women’s tournament in a few days, is this the year we see organized, in-person activism of university athletes against the NCAA?
The coming days, maybe even the hours, will be interesting.
Updated on Thursday, 18 March 2021 9:30: And it was you. On Wednesday night, the # NotNCAAProperty movement will be officially called upon to make these changes through the National College Players Association (NCPA) ):
- The NCAA rules change so that all athletes receive representation and compensation for the use of our name, image and likeness by July 1.
- A meeting with NCAA President Mark Emmert.
- Meet with state and federal legislators and President Biden’s administration to pass legislation that provides physical, academic and financial protection to academic athletes.
- The Supreme court rules in favor of plaintiffs / university athletes in Alston v. NCAA and does not give the NCAA the power to deny us equal freedoms.