The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California finds that an athletic association’s cap on grants given to athletes is an anticompetitive restraint of trade (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

NCAA May Have Lost Antitrust Case to Student-Athletes, But How Much Did It Really Lose?* Friday’s 104-page ruling in the antitrust case challenging the compensation rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) is not a clear-cut victory for either side. Although Judge Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled in Alston V. NCAA that the NCAA and its 11 major conferences are violating antitrust law by capping the value of athletic scholarships, she did not give the Plaintiffs much of what they asked for. The court held that student-athletes should be allowed to receive additional compensation from their schools but only if such compensation is tied to education. On the one hand, the decision can be viewed as a victory for

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Grant Petrosyan, The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California finds that an athletic association’s cap on grants given to athletes is an anticompetitive restraint of trade (National Collegiate Athletic Association) , 8 March 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2019, Art. N° 89792

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