A federal judge has denied an HBCU student-athlete’s motion to intervene in a lawsuit that alleges the NCAA’s formula to measure a team’s academic performance is discriminatory.
The new frontier: Indiana attorneys navigating name, image, likeness ‘Wild, Wild West’
On June 21, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously ruled the National Collegiate Athletic Association couldn’t prohibit athletes on teams at member schools from receiving certain education-related compensation. In affirming the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ opinion in NCAA, et al. v. Alston, et al., college athletes were given the green light to get paid for their names, images and likenesses. By June 30, the NCAA had released an interim NIL policy, providing general guidelines as to how universities and athletes could approach NIL business ventures while also complying with existing NCAA bylaws prohibiting “pay-for-play” arrangements.Read More
‘This is huge’: SCOTUS hears college athletes’ pay arguments in landmark NCAA case
As March Madness was wrapping up in Indianapolis, United States Supreme Court justices heard oral argument in a monumental compensation case that sports law experts anticipate will forever change the landscape of college athletics — including the nation’s most beloved and profitable college basketball competition.Read More
Former University of Southern California star running back Reggie Bush is suing the NCAA for defamation related to a 2021 statement from college sports’ governing body about a “pay-for-play arrangement” Bush says was directed at him.
A women’s basketball player at Grambling State University in Louisiana is accusing the Indianapolis-based NCAA of discriminating against historically Black colleges and universities in a federal lawsuit filed Aug. 4.
The stakes are higher in Ohio this year for March Madness — and not just because it’s a regional host for the first round of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament.
As Charlie Baker takes over as NCAA president, he brings a different way of thinking about one of the most important and polarizing issues in college athletics: regulating how student-athletes monetize their fame.
An Indiana jury has found the NCAA not liable in the death of a former Grand Valley State quarterback whose widow accused the college sports governing body of failing to warn college athletes about the risks of head injuries while playing football.
The NCAA asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to reject a legal effort to make colleges treat Division I athletes like employees and start paying them an hourly wage.
The Indianapolis-based NCAA will ask a federal appeals court next month to block a lawsuit that seeks to have athletes treated as employees who are paid for their time, the latest high-profile challenge to amateurism in college sports.
Former Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines and about two dozen demonstrators outside the NCAA convention Thursday protested the inclusion of transgender athletes in women’s sports and threatened the association with legal action if it doesn’t change its policies.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will be the next president of the NCAA, stepping in to lead an organization with diminished power amid sweeping change across college sports.
Duty to preserve now part of concussion legal battle: Lawsuit against NCAA brings allegations of missing materials from association’s library
A concussion lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which has included tangles over deposing high-ranking officials and allegations surrounding missing library materials, has been scheduled for a January trial in Marion Superior Court.
The NCAA’s Division I Board of Directors approved on Wednesday new guidance to members on name, image and likeness activities, clarifying how schools, coaches and staffers can be involved with athletes’ endorsement and sponsorship deals.
An organization calling for reform in college sports has filed a complaint with the U.S Justice Department against the NCAA, accusing those involved with the governing body of violating antitrust laws by capping compensation to athletes.
A lawsuit alleging the NCAA failed to protect a former University of Southern California football player from repetitive head trauma is nearing trial in a Los Angeles court, with a jury seated Thursday in what could become a landmark case.
Hoosier justices craft new framework for deposing execs: Indiana Supreme Court builds in elements for careful consideration of deposition requests
A lawsuit filed against the NCAA presented an issue of first impression and prompted the Indiana Supreme Court to develop a framework for trial courts to use when deciding discovery disputes involving executives or high-ranking officials in an organization.
Justices create new framework for determining if good cause exists to limit, prohibit high-level depositions
A trial court must revisit the question of whether three of the Indianapolis-based NCAA’s highest-ranking executives have to sit for depositions in a concussion lawsuit after the Indiana Supreme Court established a new framework for examining requests to limit depositions.
The NCAA waited nearly a year to issue a warning that there are still rules to follow now that college athletes can earn money off their fame, sparking speculation that a crackdown could be coming for schools and boosters that break them. But the NCAA isn’t the only enforcement organization that stayed quiet as millions of dollars started flying around college athletes, as 24 states now have laws regarding athlete compensation, all passed since 2019.
As the market for college athlete to earn money off their names, images and likenesses rapidly evolves, NCAA enforcement is faced with the tricky task of trying to police activities currently unregulated by detailed, uniform rules.
A former national champion nose tackle for the University of Notre Dame football team has taken aim at his alma matter and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.