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NCAA Rules Violate Antitrust Laws

Posted Oct 2, 2015

In a highly anticipated ruling , a panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court ruling  from August 2014 involving compensation of student athletes.  The panel agreed that the NCAA schools are receiving “labor for in-kind compensation” from the student athletes.  However, the court ruled that universities need only cover the cost of attendance, but remain prohibited from providing the $5,000 per year deferred compensation indicated by last year’s District Court’s decision.  Read articles in the New York Times and the Washington Post.  See the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals webpage  devoted to this case, with links to court filings.