U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, Greg Amodio, director of athletics at Quinnipiac University, and Mike Schill, president of the University of Oregon, will discuss, “The Future of College Athletics,” as part of The Way Forward: The Quinnipiac President’s Speaker Series, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6.
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Quinnipiac President Judy Olian will moderate the discussion, which will include a question-and-answer session.
Murphy, Amodio and Schill, who also serves as chair of the Pac-12 CEO Group, will discuss the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in the National Collegiate Athletic Association vs. Shawne Alston et al case.
Alston, a former West Virginia football player, was the lead plaintiff.
The case concerned the compensation of collegiate athletes within the NCAA. It followed from a previous case, O’Bannon v. NCAA, in which it was found that the NCAA was profiting from the name, image and likenesses of college athletes.
The case dealt with the NCAA’s restrictions on providing college athletes with non-cash compensation for academic-related purposes, such as computers and internships, which the NCAA maintained was to prevent the appearance that the student athletes were being paid to play or treated as professional athletes.
Lower courts had ruled that these restrictions were violation of antitrust law, which the Supreme Court affirmed in a unanimous ruling in June 2021.
“The Way Forward: The Quinnipiac President’s Speaker Series,” features thoughtful conversations about today’s social, economic and health challenges, and the trailblazing ideas that will drive solutions for tomorrow.
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