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NCAA athletes can seek share of TV money
By Matt Brown on Jan 29, 9:36p
Thanks to a new legal ruling, NCAA student athletes are one step closer to collecting a bigger share of the massive NCAA revenue pile.
You might have heard of the Ed O'Bannon NCAA lawsuit ( http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/michael_mccann/09/01/obannon-ncaa-lawsuit/index.html ) , where the former UCLA star was seking to legally challenge the NCAA's ability to license the likeness of athletes in video games, TV rights and other commercial ventures, without compensation. The NCAA had tried to limit their potential liability by asking a judge to dismiss a motion that athletes be given a percentage of revenue generated from live TV broadcasts on procedural grounds.
Judge Claudia Wilken rejected the motion ( http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/8895337/judge-rules-ncaa-athletes-legally-pursue-television-money ) , setting the stage for potentially billions of dollars in damages from the NCAA and for a potentially epic legal battle that will shape the nature of the student-athlete relationship, NCAA video games, and big time college football and basketball. Naturally after Wilken issued her ruling, both sides effectively claimed the decision as a win.
The hearing is set for June 20th, and the NCAA has been asked to make their arguments against being named in class-action lawsuit based on merits, rather than procedural motions. A jury trial, should the two sides fail to settle before then, would be scheduled for June 2014.
If athletes are entitled to a portion of revenues, we can expect wrangling over whether that money should be paid out immediately or held in a trust until graduation or eligibility expires. We'll also need to investigate the question of who decides how much the students are entitled to, and whether student athletes will need to form some kind of union, not like their professional counterparts. Now that NCAA is now facing potential liability in the range of billions, as opposed to millions, an already interesting legal battle gets a whole lot more interesting.
EDIT: to the topic's subject line: The poster "Sherman" brought it to my attention in a post below, that the headline I used "claim" should have been "seek". Just to be accurate, I changed it.
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About. Damn. Time.
Hating scUM since 1964
We'll see if this stands. No one can deny college athletes likeness is being infringed upon for pecuniary gain. It's harder to argue they shouldn't be entitled to some proceeds when the money being made is this significant. Still, I think this probably won't stand in the long term.
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Quite the game changer indeed.
Just read this comment on Espn: " What people don't realize also is that private schools will end up being the most powerful by being able to pay the athletes the most due to state budgetary constraints. Harvard and Yale will dominate football. "
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Another interesting point.
People claim "Ohio State football makes millions and players get nothing."
When in reality, " At the end of the day, Ohio State’s athletic department shows $93,678 remaining after subtracting all of their expenses from all of their revenue. What if I told you they wouldn't even be showing $93,678 if it weren’t for over $22 million in funds from the Buckeye Club and other forms of fundraising, interest income from the athletic department’s endowment, royalty income and a transfer from reserves? "
It'll end up ruining the sport. I do not want athletes forming unions in college and that's exactly what will happen. I'll stop watching it...it ruined pro sports and it will ruin college sports. They should get some living money but watch and see...it'll get out of hand.
The best thing is if the NCAA disappears...they waste more money than anything else.
CUT those ridiculous MILLION DOLLAR salaries!
The sad reality is big time college sports is a sham and minor league football/basketball is really what it is. Its completely exploitative. Spare me the "they get an education" Allen Iverson went to Georgetown. Richard Sherman went to Stanford. Look at some of these kids twitter feeds and tell me they're getting a college education beyond the playbook. I hope they fuggin bankrupt the whole system...after we win a couple bcs titles lol.
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Wow. I guess the football coach must earn a middle class salary. GTFOH with that.
Calm yourself, friend :)
I agree that reducing college coach's salaries would provide more revenue for players...
however, I also found it shocking that a university with an athletic dept. the size of OSU isn't exactly rolling in the dough after all the expenses are paid.
All in all hopefully none of this significantly impacts college football, or our beloved
What a crock...not good for college athletics as a whole, nor the country. One more Santa Claus move!
Sure reduce the coach salary... Can you spell LOSER...I am one year from paying almost $300,000 for two four year out of state state school tuitions that we saved for each month for 20 years, that we worked for....and scholarship (and all that goes with it) and the opportunity to athletically to compete at TOSU and others across the country aren't enough....REALLY!
My fault, man. Got carried away lol
I guess if your COACH John Thompson, instead of running your mouth you would have had Iversons ass in class! Who's fault is it that the Iverson's of the world end up on a stage and looking like a thug? Take some Damn ownership and be accountable for those under you and yourself. Lets take one more institution that has worked (ok the NCAA is the punching bag as late) in the USA and run it aground....I'm ready to vomit
Come on out down voting simp. Have you worked..I mean worked... Or had an ounce of responsibility
Congrats to you and your kids. What schools are they headed to?
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