College Athletes Cash in on Endorsements, but Playing Field is Uneven

Since a Supreme Court ruling paved the way for college athletes to profit from the use of their name, image, or likeness – NIL for short – athletes are popping up in ads selling everything from protein shakes to air conditioners. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ramogi Huma, founder and President of the National College Players Association, about the hurdles that keep some college players from cashing in, and the future of student compensation. In participating regions, you’ll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what’s going on in your community. Email us at episode was produced by Robert Baldwin III. It was edited by Jeanette Woods. Our executive producer is Natalie Winston.