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Are University Athletes About to Earn a Big Payday?

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The NCAA has agreed to a $2.8 billion settlement that would pay student athletes for their participation in college sports. This would allow athletes to make money from sports programs that have generated millions for their schools. However, there are concerns that schools without big football or basketball programs may be at a disadvantage. The settlement includes $2.8 billion in damages for athletes over a 10-year period and starting in 2025, schools could have $20 million a year to pay their student athletes. The NCAA is hoping to avoid having to pay $4 billion in damages. There are concerns about the fairness of the distribution of money and whether it will be split equally between male and female athletes. Schools not named in the lawsuit would be required to pay

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