NCAA Wins Ruling in Federal Court

A federal appeals court has spared the NCAA from paying student athletes and compensating them for use of their likeness. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals stated the collegiate athletic association only needs to cover their costs for education. The three-judge panel stated that the Rule of Reason for anti-trust law requires the NCAA to permit their schools with providing the cost of attendance for student-athletes. They concluded it does not require more. The ruling is part of Ed O'Bannon's ongoing case from 2009. The former UCLA basketball player has sued the NCAA for use of his likeness in TV broadcasts and video games without due compensation.

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