This episode is about a major sports law case in front of the Supreme Court this week, NCAA v. Alston. The case centers around the application of antitrust law to the NCAA, and the Court faces this question: are the NCAA's eligibility rules regarding compensation of student-athletes a violation of federal antitrust laws?
Mike's guest is Chris Sagers, a Professor of Law at Cleveland State University at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. His bio can be found here.
(3:21) What is this case all about?
(5:13) Why the Supreme Court taking this case concerns some antitrust experts.
(6:15) Why is the NCAA subject to the federal antitrust laws?
(6:50) What's the background on this case? What's been happening before the case reached the Supreme Court?
(8:25) What did the plaintiffs really want initially, and what did they get from the courts at the lower level?
(9:30) How will the composition of the Supreme Court, with the addition of new Justice Amy Coney Barrett, affect the ruling in NCAA v. Alston?
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