Alabama Football Program Nets $47M-Plus Profit Texas A&M Athletic Department Makes $57.2M In '15-16 N.C. Still In Limbo As ACC Championship Host Site Washington State Athletic Deficit Shrinking LSU Athletics Turns $12M Profit In '15-16 Sources: BC Wasn't Going To Renew Bates' Contract Kentucky Increases Price For Football Season Tickets Florida AD Stricklin Puts Twitter To Good Use Schools Increasingly Rely On Private Plane Use Boston College AD Bates Resigns To Take CSA Job
SBD/January 15, 2014/Colleges
O'Bannon Lawsuit: Ed Desser Says College Telecasts More Commercialized Than NBA, NFL
Published January 15, 2014
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COURT REPORT: CBSSPORTS.com's Mike Singer noted the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday "levied its latest decision in the on-going 'player likeness' suit, denying the NCAA the right to intervene in settlement talks between former college athletes and EA Sports and the Collegiate Licensing Company." The athletes, led by former Arizona State Univ. QB Sam Keller, "sued the NCAA, EA Sports as well as the CLC for using and profiting from their images." A federal appeals court "sided with the plaintiffs and then EA Sports attempted to appeal with the Supreme Court." Ultimately, EA Sports and the CLC "settled, essentially leaving the NCAA peeved and out of the discussion" (CBSSPORTS.com, 1/14).