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US: NCAA historic Ed O’Bannon antitrust case resumes

 |  September 9, 2014

Before the NCAA Tournament begins with opening round games in Dayton, lawyers for the organization that will haul in an estimated billion dollars in revenue from college basketball’s biggest event will be in a California courtroom fighting off a threat to its current model and its future.

The antitrust lawsuit over athlete compensation brought by former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon returns to court Tuesday, when oral arguments will begin as the NCAA fights to overturn a decision it largely lost in August.

Federal judge Claudia Wilken ruled then that the NCAA unlawfully restricts athletes’ rights to revenues from the use of their names, images, and likenesses in video games, television broadcasts, and other forms of publicity and as a result, schools will soon be able to offer future football and basketball players as much as $5,000 per year.


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