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Supreme Court rules for college athletes in compensation dispute with NCAA

Texas Longhorns huddle during the second half against the UCLA Bruins in the second round game of the 2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Alamodome on March 24, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas.Carmen Mandato | Getty ImagesThe Supreme Court on Monday handed a unanimous win to Division I college athletes in their legal fight against the National Collegiate Athletic Association over caps the organization sought to impose on compensation related to education. The top court voted 9-0 to affirm lower court rulings that found that antitrust law prevented the NCAA from restricting payments to athletes for items such as musical instruments or as compensation for internships. “Put simply, this suit involves admitted horizontal price fixing in a market where the defendants exercise monopoly control,” Justice Neil Gorsuch, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, wrote for the court.The outcome was largely expected following oral argument in the case in March. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.

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