U.S. judge sides with athletes challenging NCAA compensation rules

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 08, 2014 6:30 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday ruled in favor of athletes challenging the National College Athletic Association's compensation policies in a lawsuit that seeks to redefine traditional notions of sports amateurism.

More than 20 current and former athletes sued, saying that players should share in the profits of college athletics, a highly lucrative business in which universities reap billions of dollars from men's football and basketball.

The ruling on Friday came from U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken in Oakland, California.

(Reporting by Dan Levine. Editing by Andre Grenon)