School soccer gamers battle for extra compensation within the Supreme Court docket: Planet Cash: NPR

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MORGANTOWN, WV - SEPTEMBER 1: Shawne Alston # 20 of the West Virginia Mountaineers carries the ball against the Marshall Thundering Herd during the game on September 1, 2012 at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller / Getty Images)

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You can’t play in the NFL without playing college football first. Since three years. College football is the largest amateur sport in the country. Billions of dollars in revenue flow into universities every year.

The student athletes who bring in this money are offered tuition, accommodation and books, but nothing else. Until a court said so, players should actually get more benefits as long as it is an academic degree. So, private tutors, free graduate school, things like that. This case is currently being heard in the Supreme Court. On the Show Today: NCAA vs. Alston. Are student athletes adequately rewarded for their work? And if not, how would adequate compensation change amateur sport?

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