This past Monday, the Supreme Court issued its ruling on the NCAA and how it compensates student athletes. Joel is joined by Christopher Marohn to talk about NCAA v. Alston. After sharing their love of sports, Joel and Chris dig into the legal details of the case. The athletes claim that NCAA compensation violates anti-trust law. The NCAA hinges its argument and defense on the idea of “amateurism” and that part of the allure of college sports is that money isn’t the key motivator for players. Joel and Chris reflect on the history of pay in college sports and how that impacts this decision. They also explore the NCAA business model and how a billion dollar business can get away without paying its workforce. The Court rules 9-0 in favor of the student athletes, ruling that there cannot be restrictions on education-related compensation. Listen for a thorough exploration of sports pay and the ramifications of this case.

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