Athletic antitrust

5/10/2010: David Moltz and Doug Lederman of Insidehighered.com write on the US DOJ anti-trust investigation of the NCAA and what it might mean for college athletes. Also see Libby Sanders in the Chronicle, here. Currently the NCAA acts as a hiring cartel to prevent athletes bargaining for a better deal – like, say, their coaches do. Did you know that UO’s scholarship offers are year by year, and that they can revoke a scholarship for a student who is doing well academically, but is injured and unable to perform athletically? Does anyone know if this has happened here? No 4 year guarantees for the players – not even on tuition – but the coach gets 7 years at $2 million per.

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