The US Supreme Court prohibits an association from restraining student-athlete education-related benefits while recognizing the association still retains considerable flexibility to regulate such benefits (NCAA / Alston)

The Court's ruling that certain NCAA rules violate antitrust law opens the door for student-athletes to receive additional benefits. But it does not extend to compensation relating to athletic performance, conferences remain free to pass their own rules independently, and universities may decide whether or not to offer any particular benefit. The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston that, under the antitrust laws, the NCAA may not impose national rules limiting student-athletes from receiving "education-related" benefits. The Court's ruling did not extend to

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Louis K. Fisher, Tiffany D. Lipscomb-Jackson, Craig A. Waldman, Chris R.J. Pace, Marc A. Weinroth, Matthew A. Kairis, The US Supreme Court prohibits an association from restraining student-athlete education-related benefits while recognizing the association still retains considerable flexibility to regulate such benefits (NCAA / Alston), 21 June 2021, e-Competitions June 2021, Art. N° 101244

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