NCAA Sticks Conferences with 90% of Legal Bill for Landmark Name/Image/Likeneness Lawsuit

The NCAA piled up almost $38 millions in legal fees in its to block the new compensation laws for athletes, commonly referred to as Name, Image and Likeness. The NCAA will pay $3.8 million of the cost, while passingo on the rest to conferences.

The conferences with the biggest tabs are:

Atlantic Coast: $2.7 million
Big Ten: $2.5 million
Conference USA: $2.5 million
Southeastern: $2.5 million
In the landmark case, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the NCAA could not limit the education-related benefits offered to Division I football and basketball players.

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]