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A federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA’s rules prohibiting athletes from being paid for use of their names, images and likeness violate antitrust law because they “unreasonably restrain trade.” The ruling in the five-year case of the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit allows for trust funds to be established for athletes to share in licensing revenue.
In a 99-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken issued an injunction that will prevent the NCAA “from enforcing any rules or bylaws that would prohibit its member schools and conferences from offering their FBS football or Division I basketball recruits a limited share of the revenues generated from the use of their names, images and likenesses in addition to a full grant-in-aid.” Wilken said the injunction will not prevent the NCAA from implementing rules capping the amount of money that may be paid to college athletes while they are enrolled in school, but the NCAA will not be allowed to set the cap below the cost of attendance.
» via CBS Sports
Princeton University may soon end the policy that limited the number of students who received A’s for their course marks, an approach designed to thwart grade inflation but one that many students cited as the worst part of their Princeton experience.
The current guidelines seek to limit A-range grades to at most 35 percent of the students in each course. The new approach, which the university president, Christopher L. Eisgruber, endorsed in a memorandum on Thursday, would instead encourage individual academic departments to set their own grading standards.
If adopted by the faculty in the fall term, the approach would represent a major shift for the university, which drew widespread attention in 2004 when it first sought to cap grades. At the time, close to 50 percent of Princeton students were getting A-range grades in their classes. The university hoped that other colleges would follow its lead.
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