Supreme Court Considers NCAA Antitrust Case

In its decision, the high court will balance overregulation concerns with arguments of price-fixing

Two college athletes play in a lacrosse game
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in March in antitrust case regarding NCAA rules for student athlete compensation. / JEFFREY LIN
The Supreme Court on March 31 heard the first antitrust dispute involving the NCAA to reach the nation’s highest tribunal in 37 years. The cases set the NCAA’s insistence that college sports can survive only if it retains discretion to limit player education-related benefits against a growing push for equitable compensation for the men and women who generate billions of dollars for universities, athletic conferences and corporate America. Technically, the cases focus on the extent to which the NCAA can limit the educational experiences and tools provided by colleges and universities. Th

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