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Federal judge rules college athletes should be compensated – but not paid

SEATTLE – College basketball and football players could soon see more compensation. On Friday, a federal judge ruled the NCA did not restrict how much compensation was awarded to college athletes. But in here 104-page ruling, US District Judge Claudie Wilken said this compensation must be paid to education. The decision gives individual conferences, not the NCAA, more control in awarding compensation. "Today, it will be college sports if we know it, forever," said Steve Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman and attorney representing the class. The decision is only directed at men's basketball and football programs in 1 1 athletic conferences, including the PAC-12 Some athletics supporters at the University of Washington said it's unfair to exclude certain athletes from compensation. “If they're [athletes] going to be compensated, then they should all be compensated – not just the sports that make money, "said May Wong, a UW fan. " It's going to affect maybe someone who plays baseball and also plays football – but he can get paid playing f. ootball – so there goes the baseball program, ”said Michael Hebel, a Husky fan from Mount Vernon. KOMO reached out to the University of Washington after the ruling. A spokesperson said it's too early to tell how it will impact their athletic programs. In a statement, the NCAA said: Although the court rejected the plaintiffs' desire for a free market system, we will explore our next steps as appropriate. The court's decision recognizes that college sports should be played…

SEATTLE – College basketball and football players could soon see more compensation.

On Friday, a federal judge ruled the NCA did not restrict how much compensation was awarded to college athletes.

But in here 104-page ruling, US District Judge Claudie Wilken said this compensation must be paid to education.

The decision gives individual conferences, not the NCAA, more control in awarding compensation.

“Today, it will be college sports if we know it, forever,” said Steve Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman and attorney representing the class.

The decision is only directed at men’s basketball and football programs in 1

1 athletic conferences, including the PAC-12

Some athletics supporters at the University of Washington said it’s unfair to exclude certain athletes from compensation.

“If they’re [athletes] going to be compensated, then they should all be compensated – not just the sports that make money, “said May Wong, a UW fan.

” It’s going to affect maybe someone who plays baseball and also plays football – but he can get paid playing f. ootball – so there goes the baseball program, ”said Michael Hebel, a Husky fan from Mount Vernon.

KOMO reached out to the University of Washington after the ruling. A spokesperson said it’s too early to tell how it will impact their athletic programs.

In a statement, the NCAA said:

Although the court rejected the plaintiffs’ desire for a free market system, we will explore our next steps as appropriate. The court’s decision recognizes that college sports should be played by student-athletes, not by paid professionals.

The court’s injunction will take effect in 90 days unless the NCAA appeals.

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