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NCAA lawsuit FAQ: How much will players make? What happens to NIL, portal?

Posted on May 25, 2024

By Chris Hummer, 247Sports: When it comes to the settlement of House vs. NCAA, there is a lot of legal language to sift through to fully understand the scope of a complicated settlement process, which will means billions in backpay to former college athletes. But here’s the overarching through line that will alter college football’s future forever: Revenue sharing is here.

That’s it. That’s the rub. Players will no longer be paid in McDonald’s bag or through wink, wink name, image and likeness deals. Soon, perhaps in the fall of 2025, schools will directly pay their student athletes with a pool of money that’s expected to be around $20 million a year.

How much of that will go to football players? How will these changes impact roster sizes? What happens to collectives? Let’s dig into all those questions with a brief FAQ.

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