High Court Showing Some Support for College Athletes in NCAA Dispute
By admin - April 1, 2021

It’s been a long argument that student-athletes should receive some type of compensation for their performance on the basketball court. In essence, they’re getting colleges tons of attention by playing games on TV. Advertisers are raking in big bucks. Schools are selling merchandise based on the likeness of their students. Here are the highlights:

  • The Supreme Court is starting to show some favor to college athletes in their dispute with the NCAA regarding only receiving education-related compensation.
  • The case isn’t about students getting paid salaries, but rather them getting tens of thousands of dollars for things, such as tutors, computers, graduate scholars, and things to help them along with their academic career.
  • Justice Elena Kagan stated that antitrust laws should not be a cover for exploiting student-athletes. There’s a bigger play at work that seems as if schools are competing with each other and raking in billions of dollars based on their top-notch athletes.
  • On the flip side, Justice Samuel Alito says that athletes are paid through getting lower admission standards and their room, board, and tuition covered. 
  • The argument now is imposing limits on what they could offer top prospects. NCAA believes it’s a conflict of interest because there’s a fine line between professional and college sports. 
  • NCAA is trying to change the rules so that athletes can profit from their likenesses in areas, such as sponsorship deals, personal appearances, and more.
  • Former college athletes are receiving a lot of support from the NBA, NFL, and WNBA players and urge justices to side with ex-athletes. It’ll be interesting to see what transpires with the justices as they make a decision in June.