Dec 2 • 1 min read

Every four years, college athletes who excelled at the Olympics were left with an unenviable choice at the close of the Games: They could either continue on with their college careers or cash in on their fame. For these Olympics, however, things are different because the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s new name, image and likeness (NIL) policy removes that tough decision by allowing athletes to pursue both financial security and an education.