August 18th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

The NCAA and conferences opening appellate brief in the Alston antitrust case points to three specific, substantive errors made by the district court.First, the O’Bannon decision upheld the NCAA’s financial aid and cost of attendance rules just four years ago. Second, the court’s Alston ruling contradicted precedent that has recognized the important distinction between professional athletes who are paid employees and student-athletes who are not. Finally, the court established a permanent injunction that allows the court to micromanage the rule-making and policy decisions of our governing boards, schools and conferences. The NCAA and conferences look forward to presenting their case before the federal appellate court. –NCAA. Read More.

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