Throughout its 115-year history, the N.C.A.A.’s bedrock principle has been that student-athletes should be amateurs and not allowed to profit off their fame.
This week, after years of agitation and legislation, the rule was changed.
What will this new era of college sports look like?
Guest: Alan Blinder, a reporter covering college sports for The New York Times.
Background reading:Here’s a breakdown of why the N.C.A.A. finally relented to pressure to allow athletes to make money beyond the cost of attending their universities.Despite the N.C.A.A’s argument that payments would be a threat to amateurism, this month, the Supreme Court backed payments to student-athletes.
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