Supreme Court will address education-related athlete pay, amateurism rules

Inside Higher Ed: The Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments about whether National Collegiate Athletic Association rules that cap the amount of financial aid athletes receive from colleges violate federal antitrust law, the court announced Wednesday.

The NCAA and some of the nation’s top Division I athletic conferences petitioned the Supreme Court in October to reverse a California federal appeals court decision, in which a panel of judges struck down limitations on athletes’ education-related aid set by the association and some conferences in the Football Bowl Subdivision, in which the nation's top football programs compete.

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