U.S. Senate panel grapples with fast-approaching state laws on rights of student athletes

“At this point, this is not an issue that the NCAA or individual states can fix,” says a Gonzaga basketball coach.

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A flurry of states has forged ahead with laws granting college athletes the rights to their own “name, image and likeness,” arguing that it's a matter of fairness for student athletes. Congress could step in, but lawmakers have been unable to come to agreement on a federal law that would resolve the coming patchwork of differing state laws. (Otto Kitsinger for Idaho Capital Sun)