Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Cases on Whether NCAA Athletes Should Be Compensated

By Adam Roberts – 12/17/2020

A case that could fundamentally change college athletics in America is going before the top court in the nation.

The Supreme Court will hear two cases on whether NCAA athletes should be paid. The two landmark cases could forever change the current student-athlete business model by examining whether the NCAA violated antitrust law by limiting the amount of college benefits athletes could receive.

An appeals court recently upheld a ruling barring the NCAA from capping player compensation in Division I football and basketball programs. The NCAA appealed the case and it will be argued in 2021 with a decision expected before the end of June.