Darren Heitner of The Sports Agent Blog brought to my attention the case of Joseph Agnew against the NCAA that was filed in the Northern District of California in San Francisco. Agnew was a member of the Rice football program but his scholarship was not renewed for his senior season. Earlier this year, the US Department of Justice said they would look at the rule with special attention being shown by the department’s antitrust division. The rule could be considered as an anticompetitive restraint and basically a price-fixing agreement.
If this rule gets overturned, colleges will have to guarantee the student-athletes scholarships for all four years which will affect college baseball. Several schools across the country change a student-athletes scholarship allotment based on the player’s past performance.
You can read the details about this case at Antitrust Today. (LINK)
What do you think about the possibility of overturning this rule?