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Concussion Went Untreated Says Former Portland State Player

Former Portland State linebacker Zach Walen has filed a $5 million suit against Portland State, the NCAA and Oregon Health Sciences University claiming he was not treated properly for a concussion. The lawsuit alleges that Walen suffered a blow to …

Ex-LSU Star Moving Concussion Lawsuit to State Court

A lawyer for former LSU star linebacker Mike Anderson says Anderson has dismissed a concussion-related lawsuit filed in federal court against the NCAA and an equipment maker but will refile the suit in state court. Attorney Patrick Pendley said Anderson …

NCAA Athletes Drop Image-Use Damages Claim, Pursue Future Earnings

Ex-National Collegiate Athletic Association players suing to gain a share of the $800 million of annual broadcast revenue reaped by the organization said they won’t seek damages for past use of their images, instead focusing only on future licensing and …

NCAA Sues Video Game Maker Over College Athlete Settlement

The National Collegiate Athletic Association sued Electronic Arts Inc., saying the video-game maker hasn’t agreed to indemnify the NCAA for legal claims by college athletes and hasn’t maintained insurance to do so. The NCAA is a co-defendant in a consolidated …

Former Kansas Player Sues NCAA Over Head Trauma

Former Kansas fullback Christopher Powell alleges in a lawsuit that the NCAA failed to adequately protect athletes from head trauma. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that the suit was filed this week in the in the U.S. District Court for Western …

NCAA Adds $10M to Injured Players’ Insurance Fund

The NCAA will spend more than $10 million to help fund additional in-home care for college athletes who have suffered catastrophic injuries on the playing field. The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s governing body said it will cost an estimated $4 …

Court Dismisses State’s Suit Against NCAA Over Penn State Sandusky Fines

The National Collegiate Athletic Association won the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging sanctions against Pennsylvania State University for its role in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. The lawsuit brought by Governor Tom Corbett failed to show a violation of federal …

Pennsylvania Governor Announces Lawsuit vs. NCAA Over Penn State Scandal

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said on Wednesday he will ask a federal court to throw out the multimillion-dollar sanctions levied by the NCAA against Penn State University over the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal, saying the punishment threatens to cause devastating …

North Carolina Football Player Sues UNC, NCAA Over Ineligibility

A former North Carolina football player has filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA, seeking reinstatement after being declared permanently ineligible for academic misconduct. Defensive end Michael McAdoo is also seeking unspecified damages from the school and the …