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NCAA Loses Critical U.S. Court Ruling on Athlete Compensation

  • Judge says rules regarding pay violate federal antitrust law
  • Athletes may be compensated for education-related expenses
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A judge said the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s rules regarding compensation violate federal antitrust law and athletes may be compensated for education-related expenses beyond current caps.

The federal judge in Oakland, California, on Friday said the NCAA’s no-pay rules may remain in force but the organization may also adopt a definition of compensation and benefits that is “related to education” for the purposes of complying with the judge’s order.