College Sports

Judge sides with athletes challenging NCAA pay

NCAA Final Four signage at AT&T Stadium on March 31, 2014 in Arlington, Texas
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A U.S. judge on Friday ruled in favor of athletes challenging the National College Athletic Association's compensation policies in a lawsuit that seeks to redefine traditional notions of sports amateurism.

More than 20 current and former athletes sued, saying that players should share in the profits of college athletics, a highly lucrative business in which universities reap billions of dollars from men's football and basketball.

The ruling on Friday came from U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken in Oakland, California.

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