Split 9th Circuit: NCAA Must Allow Student-Athletes To Receive Limited Compensation

(October 1, 2015, 9:23 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations are subject to antitrust scrutiny, and pursuant to the Rule of Reason, the NCAA must allow its schools to provide compensation to their student-athletes up to the cost of attendance, a split Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Sept. 30 (Edward C. O’Bannon, Jr., et al. v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, AKA The NCAA, et al., Nos. 14-16601 and 14-17068, 9th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 17193).

(Opinion available. Document #43-151002-025Z.)

However, the majority vacated...
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