U. Of Wis. Head Says Sports Program At Risk If Athletes Paid

Law360, Oakland, Calif. (September 17, 2018, 10:24 PM EDT) -- The University of Wisconsin-Madison could drop its athletics program if it has to start paying student-athletes, the head of the university told a federal judge Monday at a landmark antitrust trial over the NCAA's limits on compensation, while an American Athletic Conference commissioner warned that such payments "would intrude on college sports."

During trial in Oakland, California, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank and American Athletic Conference commissioner Michael Aresco took turns testifying on the impacts of removing NCAA compensation restrictions. Blank said if schools were required to pay student-athletes, her university would have to consider whether it would want to continue with intercollegiate...

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