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March 28, 2014

Unionization court ruling comes at bad time for NCAA

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One of those suits, filed by former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon, is scheduled for trial June 9 in California and is being carefully watched by those on both sides of the issue. O’Bannon, who led his team to the national championship in 1995, sued after seeing his likeness in a video game licensed by the NCAA without his permission.

“It’s never been about monetary gain,” O’Bannon told The Associated Press earlier this week. “It’s all about changing the rules and making sure the players, both present and former, are represented as well.”

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