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Federal appeals court upholds ruling blocking NCAA limits on education-related benefits to athletes

May 20, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a district court injunction on Monday that blocked a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) cap on education-related benefits that member colleges may offer students playing Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) football and Division I basketball.

The decision stemmed from an appeal and cross-appeal from an antitrust action where the district court enjoined the NCAA from enforcing rules that limit the amount of education-related benefits that member schools may distribute to student athletes. Such benefits include computers, science equipment, musical instruments, scholarships, tutoring, internships and study-abroad expenses.

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