Should College Athletes Be Paid? An NCAA Antitrust Lawsuit Gets to the Supreme Court


The NCAA has a long history of forbidding colleges to pay their athletes in order to protect their amateur brand. With ballooning revenues, a collection of players used the Sherman Antitrust Act to sue the NCAA for organizing competing colleges in a joint venture that caps player pay at zero. The court just ruled that the NCAA can continue to not pay college athletes a salary, but they cannot cap the amount schools hand out in academic funds. Here’s what happened.