NCAA Seeks to Halt Colleges Paying Athletes

July 21, 2015, 4:00 AM

The National Collegiate Athletic Association asked an appeals court to block a ruling that requires the organization to allow its member schools, starting Aug. 1, to pay student-athletes at least $5,000 annually (O’Bannon v. Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Ass’n, 9th Cir., 14-17068, motion filed 7/17/15.

The NCAA said the judge who last year ruled it violates antitrust laws by limiting what schools can offer athletes has refused to stay her order while the case is on appeal. The organization said in a July 17 filing that it faces “irreparable” harm if it’s forced in two weeks to sweep ...

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