Supreme Court Rules Against NCAA, Nebraska’s Bill Moos Releases Statement

Photo Courtesy: Isabel Thalken, Nebraska Communications

The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favor of athletes in the latest case in the decades-long fight over whether and how colleges can compensate their sports stars.

The ruling on Monday doesn’t yet address direct payments, which are still banned. But it says the NCAA cannot limit education-related benefits for athletes, such as computers and paid internships, meaning schools could now offer those benefits, which can run into tens of thousands of dollars.

The NCAA has defended its rules as necessary to preserve the amateur nature of college sports.

Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos released a statement following the Supreme Court decision saying, “Several of the benefits cited in today’s ruling are benefits that we have provided at Nebraska for several years, beginning in 2015.”

He went on to say, “We look forward to doing all we can for our student-athletes within NCAA rules and regulations in the future.”

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