The NCAA, Fair Pay to Play, Antitrust Scrutiny, and the Need for Institutional Reform

By Marc Edelman (City University of New York)

This published keynote address explains why the NCAA’s threat to ban member colleges that comply with California’s Fair Pay to Play Act would violate Section One of the Sherman Antitrust Act, and why emerging state laws to grant college athletes the right to license their own names, images, and likenesses conforms with basic principles of liberty and fairness.

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