Two months ago, I blogged about a federal court lawsuit filed against the NCAA to challenge the NCAA’s rules which severely limit the compensation/benefits available to college football and men's basketball athletes. (Read my previous blog post) The judge has ruled against the NCAA (in a 99-page ruling which can be found here). In particular, the judge determined that restrictions on the money which college athletes can receive for the use of their names, images and likenesses violate antitrust law. However, the judge did indicate that the NCAA can cap payments to football and men’s basketball players so long as the cap is not less than $5,000/year. The NCAA is expected to appeal the ruling, so the story isn’t over just yet.

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