The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is asking the Supreme Court to take up an antitrust case — named for a former college basketball star — that challenges the association's lack of compensation for student-athletes, according to The Associated Press.
The plaintiffs in the case, which was originally filed by former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon, petitioned the court in March to hear the case. The NCAA filed an opposition Friday to the plaintiff’s filing.
A U.S. district judge in 2014 decided NCAA’s rules violated antitrust laws and that schools could, but weren’t required to, pay football and men’s basketball players up to $5,000 per year for the use of their names, images and likenesses.
But an appeals court overturned that ruling last year.
The NCAA wants the Supreme Court to reaffirm its 1984 ruling that protected amateurism.