The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Major Sports Settlement Is Poised to Cost Colleges Billions. How Would They Pay for It?

May 23, 2024

There has been so much legal action about college sports in the last decade — including Supreme Court cases, National Labor Relations Board decisions, and active lawsuits — that you may have understandably tuned it out. Now is the time to tune back in. This week, the colleges that make up the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s most prominent conferences are voting on a proposed settlement in the case House v. NCAA, which seeks damages for athletes who played before the association began allowing them to monetize their names, images, and likenesses.

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