In O’Bannon Antitrust Case, NCAA’s Best Chance May Come on Appeal

As testimony concludes this week in a closely watched trial challenging the NCAA’s ban on paying college athletes for the commercial use of their images, many pundits have already declared the National Collegiate Athletic Association the loser.

The federal judge presiding over the case has shown signs of siding with the plaintiffs, who include Ed O’Bannon, a former UCLA basketball star. The players’ lawyers have