With colleges and universities making plans to reopen for the fall semester, sports teams are also gearing up. A Sports Illustrated reporter looked into one issue that’s dogged college athletes for decades: a lack of worker protections. The topic has gained additional urgency as NCAA looks to kick off its football season in the midst of a pandemic. “Threatened by the loss of some $4 billion without a football season, the NCAA is pushing forward with its own mishmash plan to continue profiting off of unpaid labor,” the SI article notes.

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