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Ex-NCAA Athlete Takes Transfer Rule Challenge To 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (April 5, 2017, 9:20 PM EDT) -- A former Northern Illinois University football player filed a notice of appeal Wednesday challenging an Indiana federal court ruling that tossed his antitrust claim against the NCAA over its rule that forces student-athletes who transfer to sit out for a year before becoming eligible to play for the new school.

The ruling last month by U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt said 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 Deppe, a former walk-on punter at NIU, had alleged the rule, which does not...

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March 8, 2016

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