According to Ben Strauss of the New York Times, six class-action lawsuits were filed on May 17th on behalf of former college football players against their former universities, conferences, and the NCAA.

I blogged about what these lawsuits might mean for the NCAA over at Academe Blog, a production of Academe magazine published by the American Association of University Professors.

Here’s the opening paragraph:

The NCAA was founded out of a need to provide more safety for students playing extracurricular sports, particularly football. A century later, safety issues may end the NCAA’s long run of lucrative dominance and governance of all thing intercollegiate athletics.


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