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Vassar v. National Collegiate Athletic Assocaition (NCAA) et al

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Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit:


Multi Party Litigation:

Class Action

15:1 Antitrust Litigation


Honorable Andrea R. Wood



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  1. August 13, 2018

    Ex-Northwestern Hoops Player Drops Transfer Rule Suit

    A former college basketball player suing the NCAA for killing his career with its “year in residence” rule after he was allegedly forced off Northwestern University’s team has dropped his suit, a move that comes roughly a month after the Seventh Circuit upheld that rule in another case.

  2. October 2, 2017

    Northwestern Can't Strike Deal Talks Info From Transfer Suit

    An Illinois federal judge refused Friday to strike portions of a former basketball player's complaint that mention settlement talks with Northwestern University, in a suit over the loss of a scholarship and NCAA rules requiring athletes to sit out a year after transferring.

  3. April 19, 2017

    Northwestern Says Ex-Basketball Player Can't Prove Contract

    Northwestern University earlier this week told an Illinois federal court that a former basketball player cannot prove it breached a contract to provide him with special benefits beyond a scholarship in a lawsuit against the university and the NCAA over his alleged ouster from the team. 

  4. March 28, 2017

    Athlete Hits Back At NCAA, Northwestern In Transfer Rule Suit

    A Northwestern University student urged an Illinois federal court Monday not to toss his suit against the school and the NCAA over the loss of his basketball scholarship and rules requiring athletes to sit out a year after transferring, saying his situation shows how the rules hurt competition.

  5. February 1, 2017

    NCAA, Univ. Want Suit Over Athlete Transfer Rules Trimmed

    Northwestern University and the National Collegiate Athletic Association on Tuesday urged an Illinois federal judge to trim the suit against them over allegedly anticompetitive rules requiring college athletes to wait a year to play after transferring schools, arguing that federal courts have long found that eligibility rules like the one being challenged are "procompetitive."

  6. November 15, 2016

    NCAA Hit With Antitrust Suit Over Athlete Year-To-Play Rules

    A former Northwestern University basketball player hit the school and the National Collegiate Athletic Association with class allegations Monday that rules requiring college athletes to wait a year to play after transferring schools violate antitrust laws.