Increase in court cases could impact NCAA image


The NCAA opens its annual convention in suburban Dallas on Wednesday with a host of potential reforms on the agenda. The largest governing body in American college sports is also fending off a host of lawsuits.

Since September 2011, at least six court cases have been filed against the NCAA on issues ranging from wrongful termination to brain injuries to allegations of antitrust violations.

Going to court is nothing new for the NCAA, which has won and lost some big cases in the past.

But those who study the law believe the NCAA is entering a new period of litigation, one that could include more lawsuits from athletes. If that happens, it could potentially cost the NCAA big dollars.

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