Student-Athletes vs. NCAA: Preserving Amateurism in College Sports Amidst the Fight for Player Compensation

2016, Volume 81, Issue 2Brooklyn Law Review

Prior to joining Herrick, Litigation associate Audrey Sheetz authored an analysis of recent litigation challenging NCAA regulations designed to preserve the amateur status of student-athletes, with a particular focus on O’Bannon v. NCAA. In line with the Ninth Circuit’s decision in O’Bannon, the note concludes that prohibiting all compensation of college athletes outside of a grant-in-aid is no longer a legal or viable option for the NCAA, and discusses an alternative regulatory approach which would allow universities to enter into a revenue-sharing system with their student-athletes.  To access the full note, please download the attached PDF, or follow the link