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7th Circuit Upholds NCAA ‘Year in Residence’ Rule

The NCAA’s ‘Year in Residence” Rule permits Division I football student athletes to apply to transfer to different schools and to play at their new school after a year in academic residence.  The rule operates to prevent trading from year to year like professional athletes.  On June 25 the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected antitrust claims stating the NCAA’s eligibility rules define the status of student athletes and preserve the amateur character of college athletics.  Congratulations to the NCAA and Greg Curtner on this victory.

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