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Larry Scott: 'We fundamentally disagree' with O'Bannon ruling

The Pac-12 passed along the following statement today from commissioner Larry Scott regarding a federal judge's ruling last week that the NCAA is in violation of antitrust law.

“We fundamentally disagree with the O’Bannon court’s ruling that the NCAA and our collegiate model violate anti-trust laws in any way. Our system provides untold opportunities and beneficial life experiences for the almost 7,000 Pac-12 student-athletes every year, and we are intent on improving the system to do even more to benefit young people for generations to come.  While we plan to support the NCAA on their appeal of this ruling, we will be working with our institutions to develop next steps in the event the appeal is not successful.”
As Scott mentioned, NCAA president (and former UW president) Mark Emmert has said the NCAA plans to appeal the ruling.