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A series of events over the last 18 months—some unforeseeable—have created a perfect storm that will change college sports forever. The NCAA's bait an…
Mar 27th, 2021 | 1:02:23

Prepping for the Supreme Court Argument in Alston: Antitrust Overview

In this episode, we set the table for the upcoming oral argument in the Alston v NCAA antitrust case. In Alston, the NCAA responds to a challenge to its amateurism-based compensation limits by arguing that as the guardian of amateur principles in college sports, it is immune from antitrust liability. If the NCAA wins on that point, it will be halfway to its ultimate goal of sitting on the Iron Throne of college sports regulation and the athletes rights movement will be dealt a devastating blow.