In Unanimous Ruling, Supreme Court Takes Aim at NCAA’s ‘Amateurism’ Model

June 21, 2021Publications / Mentions
Chronicle of Higher Education

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday that limits on education-related benefits for college athletes violate federal antitrust laws. The opinion, written by Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, is seen as a victory for athletes’ rights and a strong rebuke of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s argument that increasing benefits for athletes will undermine what it says is the enterprise’s signature appeal — that its athletes are considered unpaid amateurs.

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