A federal judge has ruled against a motion from the NCAA barring football and men's basketball athletes from claiming a cut of past and present television revenue.
Tom Farrey of ESPN.com
reported the judge's decision Tuesday. It's important to point out that Judge Claudia Wilkens' ruling doesn't mean that the athletes will receive any money yet. However, here's what the ramifications could be:
"Now the (NCAA and its co-defendants) are facing potential liability that's based on the billions of dollars in revenue instead of tens or hundreds of millions," said Michael Hausfeld, interim lead counsel for the plaintiffs. "It's a more accurate context for what the players deserve."