Dawgs Up Sports | Legal




Per NCAA rules, all photographs of HBU student-athletes are only available for personal use. Selling photographs of student-athletes commercially is against NCAA Bylaw and could prompt legal action.


NCAA Bylaw

Use of a Student-Athlete's Name or Picture without Knowledge or Permission

If a student-athlete’s name or picture appears on commercial items (e.g., T-shirts, sweatshirts, serving trays, playing cards, posters, photographs) or is used to promote a commercial product sold by an individual or agency without the student-athlete’s knowledge or permission, the student-athlete (or the institution acting on behalf of the student-athlete) is required to take steps to stop such an activity in order to retain his or her eligibility for intercollegiate athletics.


All photographs which do not include HBU student-athletes are also for personal use only and would require permission from the HBU Athletic Department for commercial use. To obtain permission to use these photographs commercially, please contact the HBU Athletic Department at 281.649.3098 or rreneau@hbu.edu.