June 9, 2014
In a California Courtroom, Amateurism in College Sports Goes on Trial
The first of several major antitrust claims against the National Collegiate Athletic Association is set to go to trial in federal court here on Monday. The case, which challenges one of the NCAA’s bedrock principles—that players can’t be paid for the commercial use of their names or images—threatens the association’s longstanding rules on amateurism.
The plaintiffs, who include Ed O’Bannon, a former UCLA basketball star, and other current and former