College sports are big business. According to the fiscal year annual report by the NCAA, the total revenues among all Division I athletic departments in 2019 was $18.9 billion. However, the NCAA has long faced scrutiny over how much of that revenue goes towards athletes.
Dara Kennedy and Maya Shwayder go behind the recent Supreme Court ruling that found the NCAA violated antitrust laws by limiting educational-related gifts to student athletes.
Andrew Zimbalist, an economist and Smith College professor who is cited in the court’s ruling, explains the depths of this long-running dispute.
Dr. Donna Lopiano, a former Division I athletic director, discusses what she thinks the future holds if the NCAA doesn’t manage to “right the ship.”