© 2022 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

College Athletes Finally Win Fight For Compensation

Ways To Subscribe
Courtesy of Hutchinson Community College
College athletes can now negotiate payments for endorsements.

U.S. Supreme Court rules the NCAA's restrictions on athletes violate the Sherman Antitrust Act

With that decision, the NCAA finally capitulated. Student athletes will no longer be found in violation of rules banning compensation for the use of their name, image or likeness (NIL). The University of Missouri describes what changes it expects as everyone adjusts to an altered model for college sports.

Stay Connected
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
Reginald David is an assistant producer with Up To Date. You can reach him at reginalddavid@kcur.org.
As senior producer of Up To Date, I want our listeners to hear familiar and new voices that shine light on the issues and challenges facing the myriad communities KCUR serves, and to expose our audiences to the wonderful and the creative in the Kansas City area. Just as important to me is an obligation to mentor the next generation of producers to ensure that the important conversations continue. Reach me at alexanderdk@kcur.org.