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NCAA Athletes Urge High Court to Rule Against Scholarship Caps

March 4, 2021, 10:10 PM

The college athletes who successfully sued to invalidate some NCAA scholarship limits defended the court rulings in their favor, telling the U.S. Supreme Court the association wants “nothing less than an outright exemption” from antitrust laws based on the “circular and elusive” concept of amateurism.

The request for a “quick look” legal standard that’s “effectively ‘no look’ at all” runs “contrary to decades of antitrust jurisprudence,” the athletes say. “If the NCAA believes that the educational mission of its members justifies an exemption from antitrust laws, it should advance that argument in Congress.”

The court filing Wednesday urges the country’s ...

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