Episode 579: Is The NCAA An Illegal Cartel?

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In big-time college football or basketball, money is everywhere. From giant TV contracts, to million-dollar coaches' salaries, to deals with shoe companies. But it's against NCAA rules for colleges to pay athletes.

On today's show, we ask: Is the NCAA's ban on paying athletes legal?

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