Another Attack On NCAA’s Sit-Out Rule For Transfers Tossed

Law360, New York (March 7, 2017, 2:57 PM EST) -- An Indiana federal judge on Monday shot down another antitrust challenge to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s rule requiring student-athletes who transfer to sit out their sport for a year, as well as nixing a shot to force the NCAA to stop restricting the number of athletic scholarships schools can provide.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt sided with the NCAA, this time tossing a claim from a former Northern Illinois University football player and finding the so-called year-in-residence bylaw does not violate the Sherman Act because it furthers the NCAA’s mandate to promote competition among amateur college sports programs. Peter...

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