US: NCAA can’t legally ban CA for allowing athletes to profit

US: NCAA can’t legally ban CA for allowing athletes to profit

According to an article in Monday, June 24’s USA Today, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Mark Emmert has sent a letter to the California state legislature threatening to ban California schools from postseason sporting events if the state passes a bill that would allow college athletes to earn money for the use of their […]

US: NCAA appeals antitrust ruling

US: NCAA appeals antitrust ruling

The NCAA announced on Saturday, March 23, that it was appealing a Federal District Court’s decision this month that barring athletes from being paid beyond a scholarship and related costs violated antitrust law. “We believe, and the Supreme Court has recognized, that NCAA member schools and conferences are best positioned to strengthen and revise their […]

US: Judge ends NCAA cap on athlete compensation

US: Judge ends NCAA cap on athlete compensation

A judge has ruled against the NCAA in a federal antitrust case, opening door for players to receive more compensation. On Friday night  US District Judge Claudia Wilken said that the NCAA cannot “limit compensation or benefits related to education” for athletes playing Division I men’s or women’s basketball or Bowl Subdivision football. Wilken said […]

US: NCAA Faces Antitrust Suit Over Bowl Game Decertification

US: NCAA Faces Antitrust Suit Over Bowl Game Decertification

The NCAA will face a Hawaii antitrust suit over its decertification of the 2003 Seattle Bowl, the Hawaii Supreme Court decided. Aloha Sports showed the NCAA’s allegedly anticompetitive behavior could negatively affect the Bowl market and it was harmed by that behavior, the November 20 opinion by Justice Richard Pollack stated. Aloha Sports sponsored the […]

US: Pac-12 commissioner says antitrust ruling threatens NCAA membership

US: Pac-12 commissioner says antitrust ruling threatens NCAA membership

In response to a California judge’s tentative ruling that show-cause order provisions in the NCAA by laws violate California law, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott filed a written declaration stating his belief that the ruling “would threaten the NCAA membership of the Pac-12’s California schools.” He based that belief on the premise that all NCAA member […]

US: NCAA Students testify at court

US: NCAA Students testify at court

A former UC Berkeley basketball player on Friday, September 7, accused the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) of “exploiting” her by so severely limiting the scholarship money she received playing sports she often went hungry, in a federal bench trial in Oakland challenging the association’s caps on compensation to student athletes. According to Courthouse news, […]

US: Athletes push to undo Pay Limits

US: Athletes push to undo Pay Limits

College athletes are headed to federal court to take another shot at upending NCAA rules that prevent them from sharing in a multibillion-dollar college sports economy, reported the Wall Street Journal. A two-week trial that started Tuesday, September 4, aims to allow well-off schools and conferences to compete for highly prized athletes by offering cash […]

US: NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers

US: NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers

College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school, reported USA Today.  This rule provides a change to NCAA rules that have been the subject of student antitrust lawsuits. The NCAA Division I Council approved the change effective Oct. 15 on Wednesday. The council also […]

A Prelude to Jenkins v. NCAA: Amateurism, Antitrust Law, and the Role of Consumer Demand in a Proper Rule of Reason Analysis

Posted by Social Science Research Network A Prelude to Jenkins v. NCAA: Amateurism, Antitrust Law, and the Role of Consumer Demand in a Proper Rule of Reason Analysis By Marc Edelman (Fordham University School of Law) Abstract:     On September 30, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held in O’Bannon […]