O'Bannon trial is scheduled to begin in June, but NCAA tries to get another delay

Can the NCAA use the image or name of a current or former student-athlete and not pay him or her?

Courtrooms rather than basketball courts will once again be used to settle disputes involving the NCAA.

An antitrust trial that positions Ed O'Bannon, a former basketball player at UCLA, and other plaintiffs, against the NCAA was scheduled to begin on June 9.

There is a lot of money at stake given the amount sports networks will pay to carry college games, and related sports-themed merchandise.

"The outcry from student athletes has become louder as the money has poured in," Rische commented.

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