United States District Court Judge Claudia Wilken has ruled that the NCAA is in violation of federal antitrust laws by prohibiting major college football and men’s basketball student-athletes from receiving compensation for the use of their names, images and likenesses in broadcasts and video games.

Following a three week non-jury trial in June, Judge Wilken

A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge has ruled that the National Collegiate Athletic Association was “malicious” in its investigation of Todd McNair, a former assistant football coach at the University of Southern California, allowing the coach’s defamation suit against the Association to proceed.  The coach had been linked in a report to a scandal surrounding