University Head Says Paying Student Athletes May End Sports Programs

The University of Wisconsin’s chancellor testified in a federal bench trial in Oakland Monday her school may eliminate athletic scholarships or dismantle its athletic programs entirely if a federal judge does away with the NCAA’s caps on compensation to student athletes.

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Student Athletes Say NCAA ‘Exploited’ Them in Antitrust Trial

A former UC Berkeley basketball player on Friday accused the National Collegiate Athletic Association of “exploiting” her by so severely limiting the scholarship money she received playing sports she often went hungry, in a federal bench trial in Oakland challenging the association’s caps on compensation to student athletes.

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NCAA Asks 9th Circuit to Strip $40M Fee Award From Student-Athletes

The National Collegiate Athletic Association fought a $40 million attorney fee award at the Ninth Circuit on Thursday, in an antitrust class action by former student-athletes who said the organization forced students to sign their rights away while reaping the benefits of licensing and merchandise agreements.

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Ex-Gymnastics Doctor Gets 40-Plus Years for Abusing Girls

After a week of more than 150 wrenching victim-impact statements, a Michigan judge sentenced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar to 40 to 175 years in prison Wednesday for sexually assaulting young female athletes. With a separate 60-year child pornography sentence, Nassar will almost certainly die in prison but the inquiry into one of the worst sexual abuse cases in American sports has just begun.

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