Matthew Barcus

  • As O’Bannon lawsuit moves forward, there’s a new power player in college sports

    Matthew Barcus at Dr. Saturday1 yr ago

    For rest of the summer, the most important person involved with college athletics isn’t Nick Saban or Rick Pitino or even NCAA president Mark Emmert.

    It’s Judge Claudia Wilken of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California. Thursday, Judge Wilken heard arguments from both sides in the matter of In Re NCAA Student-Athlete Name & Likeness Licensing Litigation, the result of which could radically alter the college sports landscape. And although the two most frightening words in college sports today are Jadeveon and Clowney, by the end of the summer two new words might strike terror into the hearts of those who profit from the $10 billion-plus college sports industry: class certification.

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