15:1 Antitrust Litigation
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.