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US: College athlete antitrust case to go to trial

 |  February 23, 2014

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is set to see a trial in the antitrust lawsuit regarding the legality of the use of NCAA athletes’ names and likeness, a case reports say will likely alter how college athletes can be compensated.

A trial date for June 9 has been set by US District Judge Claudia Wilken; the NCAA and former NCAA athletes had asked the judge to avoid a trial.

The judge, however, said that “the whole case is not going away on summary judgment” alone.

In question is the ability for schools to limit the use of athletes’ names and likeness in promotions to promote competition between the universities. The NCAA argues that athletes cannot demand compensation for that use.

Full Content: USA Today

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