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Century-Old MLB Antitrust Carveout Looms Over NCAA Case

By Zachary Zagger (March 29, 2021, 7:28 PM EDT) -- The NCAA is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to keep judges from meddling in its amateur college sports system, but legal experts warn the case could result in a federal antitrust exemption similar to the high court's oft-maligned carveout given to Major League Baseball nearly a century ago.

The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on Wednesday over the Ninth Circuit's decision to block NCAA rules limiting education-related benefits for college athletes, including cash academic achievement awards. The NCAA has argued that it should have the latitude to determine what sorts of benefits college athletes may receive in order...

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