WBUR: The NCAA, antitrust and the future of college sports

October 31, 2023 Media

The NCAA is asking Congress to keep college athletes as students, not employees.

They say it’s to protect the students.

Opponents say it’s about the money. Will the NCAA get its antitrust exemption and what could it mean if it does?

“Its mission is to protect athletes but that is not how the NCAA behaves,” Katie Van Dyck, a senior legal counsel at American Economic Liberties Project, says. “The NCAA seems to be acting to protect the interests of the schools and the conferences and its own financial interests.”

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