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NCAA files appeal in O’Bannon case

The NCAA filed its appellate brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Statement from NCAA Chief Legal Officer Donald Remy:

"Today's filing demonstrates why the appellate court should overturn the O'Bannon decision. As many courts have upheld, the NCAA and its members should be allowed to govern college athletics, and protecting that experience remains important to the nearly a half a million young men and women who compete at NCAA schools each year. Attempts by the plaintiffs and the district court to untether college athletics from the academic experience cut to the core of the student-athlete experience. We look forward to defending the college model on appeal, and in the meantime will continue to improve the student-athlete experience on the field and in the classroom."