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A further anti-trust challenge to the NCAA’s athlete compensation cap (In Re: NCAA Athletic Grant-in-Aid Cap..)

College Sport
Thursday, 11 April 2019 By John Wolohan

Drip… Drip... Drip. That is the sound of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) slowly losing its’ battle to keep the current college sports model. In the last few years, there have been a growing number of legal challenges to the NCAA’s antiquated amateur model in which it has suffered a series of small loses. While the courts have refused calls to strike down the NCAA’s current system completely, the legal challenges have forced the NCAA to incrementally provide athletes with more and more benefits, albeit without directly paying them.

This article examines the latest attack on the NCAA’s amateur sports model, focusing on a Federal district court’s decision in In re NCAA Athletic Grant-In-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation.1

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John Wolohan

John Wolohan

John Wolohan is an Attorney and Professor of Sports Law in the Syracuse University Sport Management program and an Adjunct Professor in the Syracuse University College of Law. In addition to being one of the lead editors of the book "Law for Recreation and Sport Managers" by Cotten and Wolohan, John has been teaching and working in the fields of doping, antitrust, gaming law, and sports media rights for over 25 years.

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