Last week, the presiding judge in the NCAA student-athlete likeness antitrust litigation denied competing motions for summary judgment. The judge has not yet issued a written ruling on either motion, but indicated that the issues cannot be resolved without a trial. Keep in mind, there were two classes seeking certification, and only one was certified: current student-athletes. Former student-athletes were not certified as a class.
Interestingly, the presiding judge gave a scathing reply to the NCAA's argument that paying players would affect competitive balance: "Maybe you could enforce more competitive balance by having coaches' salaries addressed."