Supreme Court Backs Payments to Student-Athletes In N.C.A.A. Case


In a challenge to a system that many see as broken, The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the N.C.A.A. could not bar relatively modest payments to student-athletes, underscoring the growing challenges to a college sports system that generates huge sums for schools but provides little or no compensation to the players. Speaking for The Supreme Court, Justice Gorsuch commented that “by permitting colleges and universities to offer enhanced education-related benefits, its decision may encourage scholastic achievement and allow student-athletes a measure of compensation more consistent with the value they bring to their schools. Still, some will see this as a poor substitute for fuller relief.” Either way, the college sports system is under review. Read more from the NY Times here.

College recruiting of California students turns virtual during pandemic

Colleges can’t conduct recruitment the way they have in the past, and may not ever be able to return to the way they were. The accessibility and convenience afforded by online meetings, even as face-to-face tours and interviews are revived, may require schools to continue offering a virtual recruiting option.