May 28, 2024

$2.8 Billion for College Athletes and a New World for the NCAA

by The Journal

For over a century, the NCAA has refused to pay athletes. After a recent settlement, that’s going to change. The organization has agreed to set aside $2.8 billion in back payments for some student athletes and moving forward, allow players to get a cut of television revenue. WSJ’s Jared Diamond explains what it might mean for the future of college athletics.

Further Reading:

-NCAA Agrees to Share Revenue With Athletes in Landmark $2.8 Billion Settlement 

-He Was the $13 Million QB Recruit. Now He’s Suing the Boosters Who Never Paid Up. 

Further Listening:

-Why an Ivy League Basketball Team Voted to Unionize 

-The TikTok That Changed College Hoops 

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