Alston v. NCAA – drawing a (blurred) line in U.S College Sports

On 21 June 2021 the US Supreme Court gave its long-awaited judgement in the Alston case. The justices unanimously ruled that the National Collegiate Athletic Association cannot prohibit its member schools from providing athletes with certain forms of education-related benefits, such as paid post-graduate internships, scholarships for graduate school or computer fess/equipment. The decision ended a dispute that began seven years ago as a class-action lawsuit filed against the NCAA and the major collegiate athletic conferences by athletes who played Division I football and basketball. While this decision only concerns education related benefits, it might have the power to change US College sport in its entirety.

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