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August 13, 2014, 6:22 pm
O’Bannon Ruling Raises New Questions Over Future of Money in Big-time College Sports

A landmark ruling has cleared a path for college athletes to earn compensation from the NCAA, but the case also left many unanswered questions about the complicated and controversial role of money in collegiate athletics.

June 19, 2014, 11:11 pm
NCAA President Defends Amateurism in College Sports

The courtroom was packed as NCAA President Mark Emmert took the stand today in the O’Bannon vs. NCAA antitrust case.

June 11, 2014, 3:31 pm
Does the NCAA Rule College Sports Like a “Cartel”?

On Day 2 of the Ed O’Bannon trial, attorneys jostled over whether the NCAA has “collectively conspired” to prevent athletes from receiving compensation for the use and sale of their names, images and likenesses

June 10, 2014, 1:18 pm
What is a Student Athlete?

This question was front and center on the first day of the Ed O’Bannon trial.

March 27, 2014, 4:51 pm
Why Northwestern Football Players Won the Right to Unionize

The decision marks a potential game-changer in the debate over whether college athletes are professionals entitled to some form of compensation for their work.

November 11, 2013, 3:24 pm
Ruling in NCAA Case May Bring Some Players Closer to Share of Profits

The case centers around rules preventing college athletes from sharing in licensing deals or TV revenue.

June 20, 2013, 1:03 pm
NCAA Lawsuit Asks, Should Student-Athletes Be Paid?

Plaintiffs in the case, O’Bannon v. NCAA, argue that they are entitled to a portion of the revenue the NCAA earns by licensing the “likeness” of players in broadcast rights and video games.

July 13, 2012, 10:07 am
A New Window Into the NCAA President’s Earnings

Mark Emmert refused to address his compensation with FRONTLINE last year, but a new report sheds some light.

June 27, 2012, 6:11 pm
College Football’s “Final Four” Could Quell Antitrust Fight

A Final Four is coming to college football.

February 9, 2012, 1:26 pm
Court Denies Subpoena for Lucrative NCAA Contracts

Things just got a little more complicated in a class-action lawsuit aimed at NCAA profits. The plaintiffs, including basketball stars … Continue reading

December 2, 2011, 10:38 am
Head Injury Suit Takes Aim at NCAA Revenues

Derek Owens loves football. He used to play for the University of Central Arkansas, until a series of concussions forced … Continue reading

October 28, 2011, 4:58 pm
NCAA Approves New Rules — But Do They Matter?

As expected, the NCAA yesterday approved a new set of regulations for Division I sports: + Conferences will have the … Continue reading

October 25, 2011, 5:10 pm
NCAA to Consider Reforms, Increases in Scholarship Money

This week, the NCAA is holding its much-anticipated Division I Board of Directors meeting to mull over proposed changes to … Continue reading

September 14, 2011, 12:07 pm
Taylor Branch: “The NCAA today is in many ways a classic cartel.”

Taylor Branch paints a complex and pretty dismal picture of the NCAA in his monster 15,000 word article in this … Continue reading

September 13, 2011, 12:36 pm
Report: Top NCAA Players Worth Over $100,000

This is according to a provocative new report from the National College Players Association [NCPA], an advocacy group for college … Continue reading

August 31, 2011, 4:09 pm
Emmert Defends NCAA Policy on Amateurism

It’s been a controversial few months for the NCAA and its president Mark Emmert, with debate over whether to compensate … Continue reading

August 19, 2011, 9:55 am
How Will the NCAA Punish Miami?

This week’s sports bombshell comes at the hands of Yahoo! Sports reporter Charles Robinson, who’s published a damning investigation into … Continue reading

March 30, 2011, 10:54 pm
NCAA President Says He’s Ready to Explore Increasing Financial Aid for Athletes

Just 24 hours after the airing of a FRONTLINE documentary investigating the role and distribution of money in college basketball, … Continue reading

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