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Lawsuit alleges collusion between NCAA, power conferences
Lawsuit alleges collusion between NCAA, power conferences

The deluge of litigation targeting the NCAA continued Wednesday when former West Virginia running back Shawne Alston accused the governing body of college sports and five major conferences of violating federal antitrust laws in a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. The 120-page lawsuit seeks an injunction to prevent the NCAA and five conferences also named as defendants -- the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC -- from abiding by the NCAA’s bylaws. The lawsuit alleges the NCAA and schools collude to cap the value of scholarships and wants college athletes awarded the difference between their scholarship and the cost of attendance. “The NCAA thus...

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