Student-athletes challenging the NCAA’s rules capping compensation packages for athletes have asked a California federal court to certify damages classes, arguing new relaxed rules allowing compensation up to the full cost of attendance provide a measuring stick, according to a court filing Wednesday.
NCAA conferences told a California federal judge Monday that they have not been withholding documents in an antitrust suit over rules preventing universities from compensating student-athletes beyond attendance costs, calling the assertions by the class of student-athletes “flatly inaccurate.”
A class of student-athletes who filed an antitrust suit challenging the NCAA's rules restricting universities from compensating athletes beyond attendance costs asked a California federal court to decide on a pending request to intervene in discovery Thursday, saying several conferences named in the suit have ignored their requests to produce key documents.
The Ninth Circuit on Friday denied a request made by the NCAA to appeal a December order granting class certification to a group of college athletes who filed an antitrust suit challenging the NCAA’s rules restricting universities from compensating athletes beyond their cost of attendance.
ESPN, ABC and Fox Broadcasting said Tuesday that their broadcast deals with NCAA conferences should not be turned over in California antitrust litigation over NCAA scholarship rules, arguing that the contracts are irrelevant to the case but contain important business secrets.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association on Tuesday continued its push against class certification in an antitrust challenge to the organization's scholarship rules, arguing that the star players seeking to lead the class in California federal court have interests adverse to other athletes who benefit from the rules.