NCAA, Major Conferences Face New Antitrust Lawsuit

March 18, 2014

An antitrust lawyer filed a lawsuit Monday accusing the National Collegiate Athletic Association and five major sports conferences of conspiring to fix the compensation (in the form of scholarship limits) of athletes, USA Today reported. The class action filed by Jeffrey Kessler on behalf of big-time college athletes aims to "strike down the rules that prevent (players) from getting a share" of the revenue generated by college football and basketball at the highest levels, Kessler told the newspaper.

The NCAA and the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Athletic Conferences are the lawsuit's targets.

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