A unanimous Supreme Court said on Monday that student athletes could receive education-related payments,
in a case that could reshape college sports by allowing more money from a billion-dollar industry to go to the players.
Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the opinion of the court.
College sports raise billions of dollars from ticket sales, television contracts and merchandise,
and supporters of the students say the players are being exploited and barred from the opportunity to monetize their talents.
In 2016, for example, the NCAA negotiated an eight-year extension of its broadcasting rights to March Madness, worth $1.1 billion annually.