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The Supreme Court, in a 9-0 ruling, handed a major defeat to the NCAA making way for student-athletes to receive compensation outside of education benefits.

Per The Associated Press (AP), “The case doesn’t decide whether students can be paid salaries. Instead, the ruling will help determine whether schools decide to offer athletes tens of thousands of dollars in those benefits for things including tutoring, study abroad and internships.”

AP added, “Under current NCAA rules, students cannot be paid, and the scholarship money colleges can offer is capped at the cost of attending the school. The NCAA had defended its rules as necessary to preserve the amateur nature of college sports.”

The NCAA’s rules have long been a hot debate topic in the sports world, with many finding the rules unfair to student-athletes. Following the ruling, the NCAA became the number one trending topic on Twitter. Here are some notable (and often funny) reactions.

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