The University of Wisconsin announced on Thursday that it will pay its athletes up to $25,000 as a graduating bonus after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in 2021 that colleges cannot be limited in giving educated-related compensation to their student-athletes.
In 2021, the Supreme Court ruled in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) v. Alston that the NCAA’s rules limiting education-related compensation violated the Sherman Act, which paved the way for Wisconsin to enact this bonus plan. Wisconsin Athletic Director Chris McIntosh said in a press release that the university made its decision as soon as Alston was decided.
“As soon as the Supreme Court ruling was determined, we knew we wanted to commit the full allotment to our student-athletes,” McIntosh said. “I’m really proud of the
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