Monday, December 7, 2015
Chipping Away at the Student/Athlete Notion
A federal judge granted class-action status on Friday to two lawsuits asserting that the National Collegiate Athletic Association and 11 major conferences unlawfully cap the compensation of college athletes at the value of a scholarship. The cases directly challenge the current business model behind intercollegiate sports, and the class-action status exposes the NCAA and the conferences to huge financial losses because of the number of athletes who could profit from a final decision in their favor...
Full story at http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/judge-certifies-2-lawsuits-challenging-ncaa-caps-on-scholarships-as-class-actions/107150